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Top Mexican companies' results take hit from Nicaragua crisis

31 Jul 2019

MEXICO CITY/MANAGUA Some of Mexico's largest companies operating in Nicaragua are counting the costs of a political crisis engulfing the Central American country since violent protests against President Daniel Ortega erupted in April last year.

Nicaragua arrests four men suspected of ties to Islamic State

26 Jun 2019

MANAGUA Four men with suspected ties to the Islamic State militant group were captured on Tuesday by members of the Nicaraguan armed forces after entering the country illegally from Costa Rica, Nicaraguan police said.

Nicaragua releases political prisoners under contentious new amnesty law

11 Jun 2019

MANAGUA Nicaragua said on Monday it released 50 political prisoners under a new law that frees people arrested amid a year of anti-government protests while also protecting police and others who violently clamped down on the demonstrations.

Nicaraguan Congress approves Ortega-backed amnesty law

09 Jun 2019

MANAGUA Nicaragua's Congress approved a sweeping amnesty law during a Saturday session that will offer protection to police and others who took part in a violent clampdown on anti-government protesters over the past year.

Nicaragua amnesty law sparks fear of whitewash over protest crackdown

07 Jun 2019

MANAGUA Nicaragua's government on Friday proposed an amnesty law that would free prisoners detained in protests against President Daniel Ortega, but which opponents fear will also limit scope to investigate the state for its crackdown on demonstrators.

U.S. citizen shot dead in Nicaraguan prison was a Navy veteran, critic of President Ortega

18 May 2019

MANAGUA Eddy Montes, a protestor shot dead in a Nicaragua prison this week, was a naturalized U.S. citizen who served in the Navy, but ultimately returned to the Central American country where he fought for a change in government, his family said.

U.S. citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua killed in prison shooting

17 May 2019

MANAGUA The Nicaraguan government said on Thursday a man arrested in May last year during months of anti-government protests was killed in a shooting at the prison near Managua where he was being held.

U.S. citizen arrested during protests in Nicaragua dies in prison shooting

17 May 2019

MANAGUA The Nicaraguan government said on Thursday that a man arrested in May last year during months of anti-government protests died in a shooting at the prison near Managua where he was being held.

Nicaragua government rejects early elections after OAS meeting

24 Apr 2019

MANAGUA Nicaragua will not hold early elections, the government announced on Wednesday, after holding a meeting with the Organization of American States (OAS), which had proposed moving the next vote forward to help resolve a simmering political dispute.

Nicaraguan opposition says dozens arrested in banned protests

18 Apr 2019

MANAGUA Hundreds of Nicaraguans opposed to President Daniel Ortega took to the streets on Wednesday in protests deemed illegal by the government and several dozen were arrested, according to an opposition group, although police denied anyone was detained.

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