In Nicaragua, last week, a judge ordered the seizure of the country’s most-important Jesuit university, the 63-year-old Central American University. It’s the latest in an ongoing government crackdown on the Catholic Church and church-affiliated institutions inside Nicaragua.
After a week of political protest in Nicaragua, at least 38 people — and possibly over 60 — are dead. President Daniel Ortega, whose government once seemed unshakable, has emerged weakened in the face of protesters demanding his ouster.
It's not common for the US and Syria to be the lone holdouts on an international agreement. But now they are — the only two nations refusing to abide by the Paris Climate Agreement.
In Nicaragua, abortion is illegal, even if a woman's life is at risk. But some abortion rights advocates claim the government is quietly turning a blind eye to certain abortions, including in the case of women infected with the Zika virus.
The Flor de Caña distillery nearly went under during the Sandinista revolution — but with that episode past, the rum maker is growing and expanding.