Nicaragua

Protesters yell from behind the roadblock they erected as they face off with security forces near the University Politecnica de Nicaragua, UPOLI, in Managua, Nicaragua

'I have to speak out': Nicaraguan ambassador resigns, denounces govt as dictatorship

The ambassador of Nicaragua to the OAS, Arturo McFields, said that he's afraid for his family's safety, but that he had to stand up to corruption and the inhumane treatment of dissidents. McFields spoke with The World's host Marco Werman from Washington.

'I have to speak out': Nicaraguan ambassador resigns, denounces govt as dictatorship
Passengers wait to board a plane for New York at the Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris

US opens borders to fully vaccinated travelers from a list of countries

US opens borders to fully vaccinated travelers from a list of countries
A woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote during general elections in Managua, Nicaragua

Nicaragua's Ortega leads in vote tally after jailing rivals

Nicaragua's Ortega leads in vote tally after jailing rivals
UN Human Rights Officer Charles Kwemoi, OHCHR regional representative Marcel Akpovo, EHRC Chief Commissioner Daniel Bekele and Director at the EHRC Albab Tesfaye, give a joint press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Investigation into Ethiopian conflict reports human rights violations by all sides

Investigation into Ethiopian conflict reports human rights violations by all sides
A man is shown sitting cross-legged with dozens of cartoons on the floor all around him.

Pedro Molina's fight for fair elections in Nicaragua through cartoons

Pedro Molina's fight for fair elections in Nicaragua through cartoons
Huge green pipes on sandy ground against a dark blue sky

Latin American and Caribbean countries use volcanic landscapes to tap geothermal energy

Global capacity for geothermal energy has nearly doubled over the past two decades.

Latin American and Caribbean countries use volcanic landscapes to tap geothermal energy
A woman with a dog passes by graffiti depicting the Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and US President Donald Trump vandalized with paint in a suburb of Belgrade, Serbia, Nov. 3, 2020.

Trump's use of the authoritarian playbook will have lasting consequences

Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has exposed the fragility of democratic institutions, mirroring a global trend in authoritarianism. That will have a lasting effect on the US.

Trump's use of the authoritarian playbook will have lasting consequences
A young girl wearing light blue clothing sips a juice while sitting inside a shelter near a yellow plastic chair

In the face of climate change, children must build resilience to cope with PTSD

Two hurricanes hit Central America back-to-back in November. Watching as your neighborhood gets ripped apart is a risk for developing depression and anxiety among young people.

In the face of climate change, children must build resilience to cope with PTSD
A woman protects her baby from the rain as Hurricane Iota approaches Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Nov. 16, 2020.

Hurricane Iota lashes Central America; Trump considered Iran strike options; SpaceX Dragon docks at ISS

Hurricane Iota made landfall Monday in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. President Donald Trump reportedly asked his advisers last week for options to attack Iran’s main nuclear site but then decided not to take any action. And, the SpaceX Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station (ISS) after a 27-hour completely automated journey.

Hurricane Iota lashes Central America; Trump considered Iran strike options; SpaceX Dragon docks at ISS
Teacher Ivania Guevara demonstrates during class to the children with hearing problems in the Melania Morales School in Managua, Nicaragua, Sept. 22, 2004. 

The origin of Nicaraguan Sign Language tells us a lot about language creation

In the mid-1980s, linguists stumbled upon a kind of natural experiment on language creation — a sign language being used by deaf children in Managua that was only a few years old.

The origin of Nicaraguan Sign Language tells us a lot about language creation
A young boy is shown holding a large white sign that says, "Unite here! Local 11, Protect TPS!" on it.

Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries

The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday.

Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries
Sergio Armas, a Nicaraguan immigrant living in San Francisco, built an altar to the Virgin Mary in the corner of his yard after the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Pandemic disrupts remittances, leaving immigrants' families without lifelines

In normal times, millions of small financial transactions take place daily worldwide when immigrants wire a portion of their earnings to loved ones back home. This year, the economic crisis is wrecking that cash flow.

Pandemic disrupts remittances, leaving immigrants' families without lifelines
Sudanese protesters chant slogans during a rally calling for the former ruling party to be dissolved and for ex-officials to be put on trial in Khartoum, Sudan, Oct. 21, 2019.

Protests that rocked The World in 2019

Gas. Bread. A subway ticket: The soaring cost of everyday necessities sparked protests that spiraled into major movements in countries like France, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Sudan and Chile. Throughout the world, citizens took to the streets in 2019 to rise up against inequality, corruption and bad governance. 

Protests that rocked The World in 2019
Unclassified papers

Spies and the White House have a history of running wild without congressional oversight

For decades now, the evolving role of congressional oversight of US intelligence has involved major clashes and scandals, from the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s to the intelligence abuses that led to the 2003 war in Iraq.

Spies and the White House have a history of running wild without congressional oversight
Cubans hold a sign of unity in red lettering on May Day.

Cuban president fires back at Trump on Venezuela and sanctions

Millions of Cubans took to the streets on Wednesday in protest over new sanctions imposed on the Caribbean island by the Trump administration and US efforts to topple the government of socialist ally Venezuela.

Cuban president fires back at Trump on Venezuela and sanctions