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UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

The Trump administration is stepping up its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela – three countries that national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday called the ‘three stooges of socialism’


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:34 a.m.

Ad watch: Nicaraguan visits 30 years ago continue to fuel misleading ads against Congress challenger Lisa Brown

Radio ads tie Brown to the Sandinistas, a group that seized power in the Central American country in 1979. They draw from a 1990 article written about Brown’s time in …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Nicaragua to expel U.N. team after critical report

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expelling a United Nations human rights team two days after the body published a report blaming it for the violent repression of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

Tropical Storm Nate blamed for 22 deaths; threatens US coast

Authorities say the newly formed Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America. Other regions in the storm’s path braced for heavy rainfall and strong sustained …


Hurricane Otto weakens as it moves across southern Nicaragua

Hurricane Otto weakened rapidly as it moved across southern Nicaragua on Thursday after making landfall on that country’s Caribbean coast as a dangerous Category 2 storm. It was the southernmost …


Nicaragua president Daniel Ortega wins 3rd consecutive term; wife is VP

President Daniel Ortega overwhelmingly won re-election to a third consecutive term as Nicaragua’s leader according to results Monday, even as the opposition called the voting a farce.


Nicaraguan president’s wife tapped to be his running mate

Nicaragua’s governing Sandinista party on Tuesday named first lady Rosario Murillo as the running-mate of President Daniel Ortega in his bid for a third term in Nov. 6 elections.


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