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12 Mar
The Vatican said Saturday its envoy to Nicaragua had been ordered to leave by President Daniel Ortega's government, expressing "surprise and regret" at what it called an "unjustified" move. Waldemar Stanislaw Sommertag abruptly left the country on Sunday, a diplomatic source in Managua told AFP earlier this week. The head of Nicaragua's bishops conference, Carlos…
8 Nov 2021
International opprobrium rained down Monday on Nicaragua's longtime leader Daniel Ortega after he won a fourth straight presidential term in what critics described as a "farce" election with his political opponents jailed or exiled.
22 Sep 2021
A shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Nicaragua early Wednesday, but there was no risk of a tsunami nor reports of casualties or damage, officials said.
3 Aug 2021
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is to stand for a fourth consecutive term in November's general election, his Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party said on Monday.
2 Aug 2021
The EU imposed sanctions Monday on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's wife Rosario Murillo, who is his vice president, as well as one of his sons and six more officials.
6 Dec 2020
Authorities in Nicaragua called off the search for people trapped in the collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in the country's south.
17 Nov 2020
Hurricane Iota was barreling through Central America on Tuesday, hours after making landfall as the strongest Atlantic storm this year along a stretch of Nicaraguan coast devastated by a powerful storm just two weeks ago.
1 Jan 2020
Predictably, the listing of Nigeria by the US State Department among countries with “severe violation of religious freedom” has sparked off the near dormant religious “war”
9 Nov 2019
Nicaraguan businessmen are financing an opposition "conspiracy" against the government in the wake of the deadly 2018 protests, President Daniel Ortega claimed.
17 Sep 2019
A power supply line went down in Honduras, hitting it and Nicaragua with a massive blackout Monday, with power cuts reaching El Salvador and Guatemala as well.
5 Sep 2018
Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of 'destructive' meddling in Nicaragua's affairs for calling a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in the Central American country. Human rights groups say more than 300 people have died in Nicaragua during four months of anti-government unrest that have seen police and the military open fire…
28 Jul 2018
Humberto Ortega, the ex-head of Nicaragua's military, urged his brother President Daniel Ortega in a TV interview to disband the pro-Sandinista paramilitary forces blamed for deadly violence in months of unrest.

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