Daniel Ortega

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

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.

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

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

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An array of bitcoins

El Salvador becomes the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender

Top of The World

El Salvador becomes first country to approve bitcoin as a legal currency. And, US President Joe Biden begins the first overseas trip of his term in the UK, hoping to repair relations with Europe. Also, Nicaragua’s National Police continues arrests of potential challengers for the upcoming November presidential elections.

child protesting in nicaragua

One year after Nicaraguan uprising, Ortega is back in control

Global Politics

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?”

three men in suits stand on the set of a television show

This Nicaraguan journalist is still reporting in exile

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.

A woman wearing a blue bandana covering her face dressed in white holds her hands out to block a riot police.

Migrant money could be keeping Nicaragua’s uprising alive


Migrants do not just change their home countries financially. They also influence the way local residents think.

Daniel Ortega speaks in front of a huge picture of Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan oil fueled the rise and fall of Nicaragua’s Ortega regime

Global Politics

This time, it’s not the US that’s supporting an unpopular Nicaraguan dictator. It’s Venezuela.