Venezuelan migrants walk across the Rio Bravo towards the United States border to surrender to the border patrol, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Oct. 13, 2022.

Nicaragua is helping tens of thousands of migrants reach the US


Nicaragua is the only country in Central America that does not require visas from citizens of several troubled nations in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The country has long been a springboard for migrants seeking to get to the United States by land.

People demand the release of students who had taken refuge at the Jesus of Divine Mercy church amid a barrage of armed attacks, during a protest near the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, UNAN, in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Nicaragua seizes Jesuit university in latest clash between president and Catholic Church

Sacred Nation
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

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

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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

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

Top of The World

An investigation into the Ethiopian conflict reveals that all sides have violated human rights. Also, Nicaragua gets ready for for presidential elections. And, Eswatini comes to an agreement with South Africa for national dialogue to bring an end to unrest in the country.

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

Global Cartoons

Nicaraguan political cartoonist Pedro X. Molina wants to see fair elections. Living in exile in Ithaca, New York, Molina fled Nicaragua during a government crackdown on the press in 2018. In his fight for democracy, he routinely draws the government of Daniel Ortega, posting cartoons online in Confidencial, an independent media outlet in Nicaragua.

Huge green pipes on sandy ground against a dark blue sky

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

The Big Fix

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

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

Global Politics

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.

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

The Big Fix

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.