“Express Protests” Challenge Police State in Nicaragua

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In several cities of the country citizens took to the streets on Saturday, for two hours, to demand the release of the political prisoners.

Nicaragua Doesn’t Want another Amnesty

Mario De Franco

The Nicaraguan people don’t want a pardon, much less an amnesty for dictators Ortega and Murillo.

Civic Alliance and Government to Reconcile List of Political Prisoners

Negotiation table agrees to review the different lists of political prisoners before proceeding with their release: relatives register more than 800

Richard Feinberg Warns on Nicaragua: “Economy in Free Fall”

Possible impacts of US sanctions on popular discontent and loyalty towards Ortega are analyzed, if there is no political agreement.

“They Threatened to Kill Us if Nicaragua Rises Up Again”

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College student Jorge Zapata, released after eight months in prison for protesting against the government, describes threats and abuse in prison.

After 187 Days in Prison, Athlete Still Wears his Scrubs


This athlete is one of the political prisoners whose confinement status was changed by the dictatorship from prison to house arrest.

The Vatican, Dialogue and Dictatorships: Venezuela & Nicaragua

Enrique Sáenz

In 2016 in Venezuela, the ambassador to the pope announced the Maduro government and the Venezuelan opposition had agreed on an exit strategy.

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