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.
A massive protest movement exploded across Nicaragua in April 2018, threatening to topple the country's authoritarian regime. What happened to Central America's "tropical spring?"
After being arrested in his home country of Nicaragua, well-known political commentator Jaime Arellano refuses to give up, even after being exiled to Miami, Florida.
Migrants do not just change their home countries financially. They also influence the way local residents think.
This time, it’s not the US that’s supporting an unpopular Nicaraguan dictator. It’s Venezuela.
Hundreds of government opponents are fleeing the crackdown by pro-Ortega forces.
Catholic bishops on Saturday secured the release of dozens of Nicaraguan student protesters trapped overnight inside in a church under a hail of gunfire from armed pro-government supporters, who killed at least one person inside, a human rights group said.
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.
Protests began last week after the government of President Daniel Ortega, a former leftist guerrilla leader whom critics accuse of trying to build a family dictatorship, launched a plan to overhaul the Central American country's welfare system.
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.