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US-Nicaraguan man killed in detention served in US Navy

A Nicaraguan-American dual national who died in a prison disturbance in Nicaragua served in the U.S. Navy and was a staunch opponent of the government of President Daniel Ortega, his cousin said Saturday. Continue reading

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Man arrested during Nicaraguan protest killed in prison

A 57-year-old man arrested for taking part in protests against Nicaragua’s government was killed by a bullet Thursday in a prison north of the capital amid disturbances that left six prison officials injured. Continue reading

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Bishop critical of Nicaragua’s Ortega leaves for Vatican

A Roman Catholic bishop who has been outspoken in his criticism of President Daniel Ortega over Nicaragua’s political standoff left the country Tuesday after being called to the Vatican indefinitely by Pope Francis. Continue reading

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Nicaragua opposition eyes imminent deal on prisoner releases

Nicaragua’s opposition is hoping for approval Friday of a schedule for freeing 640 people considered political prisoners, a leader of the opposition group Civic Alliance told The Associated Press. Continue reading

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Nicaragua government, opposition to discuss prisoner release

Nicaragua’s government and opposition began negotiating Thursday how to carry out the release of hundreds of political prisoners arrested in the past year of unrest. Continue reading

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Nicaragua ‘marathon man’ protester defiant from house arrest

Grasping the iron bars at his home, Alex Vanegas is taken back to the dark prison cells where he spent the previous four months talking to fellow inmates through holes in the walls that also let in rats, scorpions and cockroaches. Continue reading

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Nicaragua reveals peace talks agenda, doesn’t budge on vote

Nicaragua’s government announced its agenda Saturday for talks on resolving a nearly year-old political standoff, but did not give any ground on a key opposition demand — early elections. Continue reading

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Ortega rep: ‘Every effort’ being made in Nicaragua talks

A representative of President Daniel Ortega said the government is working in good faith to find common ground with the opposition as talks on defusing Nicaragua’s political standoff finished a third day Friday without deals on key sticking points. Continue reading

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Fears rise in Nicaragua over new social security overhaul

Nicaraguans revolted last April when the government announced it was raising payroll taxes and cutting retirement benefits to bolster a social security program hemorrhaging money. Continue reading

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