Nicaraguan authorities on Friday said they had seized the assets of 10 blacklisted organizations, dealing another blow to civil society after months of protests against President Daniel Ortega that were met with a heavy-handed crackdown.
Nicaraguan lawmakers on Thursday blocked five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that had been critical of President Daniel Ortega from formally operating, after previously blocking five others, including a prominent human rights group.
A deranged woman threw sulfuric acid on a Roman Catholic priest as the holy man took her confession in Nicaragua, church officials said. Rev. Mario Guevara, 59, was in “delicate” condition after suffering burns on several parts of his body during the savage attack in a cathedral in Managua, Monsignor Carlos Aviles told local press...
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order allowing him to sanction Nicaraguan authorities for a crackdown on anti-government protests and immediately used it to target the wife of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and one of his top aides.
The George W. Bush administration had its “Axis of Evil.” Now the Trump administration has the term “Troika of Tyranny” to describe oppressive Latin American dictators it is now pledging to confront. The administration is right to call out the crimes of the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. But it remains to be seen...
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