Daniel Ortega

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From Nicaragua to China, reckless autocrats betray the promises of revolution
Freedom and progress are hard won, and any gains made are all too often lost by a single, self-aggrandising individual

Simon Tisdall

14, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Ortega poised to retain Nicaraguan presidency after crackdown on rivals
Former Sandinista rebel leader, who has governed since 2007, seeks unprecedented fourth term

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

07, Nov, 2021 @3:14 PM

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Nicaraguan exiles see vote as step on Ortega’s road to dictatorship
Many Nicaraguans, including the ruling couple’s estranged daughter, see unhappy parallels with the fight against Somoza half a century ago

Tom Phillips in San José

04, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Nicaraguan business leaders arrested in Ortega’s pre-election crackdown
Ortega has detained 39 opponents ahead of November election

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

22, Oct, 2021 @4:15 PM

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‘We are in this nightmare’: Nicaragua continues its brazen crackdown
Ex-foreign minister among those arrested as Ortega detains political rivals as well as a columnist and ‘election geek’

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

12, Aug, 2021 @10:45 AM

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EU sanctions Nicaragua’s first lady and vice-president over human rights violations
Seven other senior officials accused of serious human rights violations or undermining democracy

Staff and agencies in Brussels

02, Aug, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Nicaragua rounds up president’s critics in sweeping pre-election crackdown
Arrests of opposition figures, including revered former guerrillas, represent ‘last gamble of a dictator’s family’

Wilfredo Miranda in Managua

15, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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¡Populista! review: Chávez, Castro and Latin America's 'pink wave' leaders
BBC reporter Will Grant has produced an excellent look at the group of strongmen who came from left field

Carrie Gibson

09, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Nicaragua’s Covid story far from truth | Letter
Letter: The country should not be held up as a shining example in its response to the pandemic, writes Dr Hilary Francis, who points to the failure to provide accurate data and firing of health workers

Letters

03, Jan, 2021 @4:41 PM

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President nowhere to be seen as Nicaragua shuns coronavirus curbs
Daniel Ortega was last seen on 12 March, and his absence has sparked worry and confusion as Central America battles coronavirus pandemic

Wilfredo Miranda Aburto in Managua and Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

08, Apr, 2020 @4:17 PM

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Over 100,000 have fled Nicaragua since brutal 2018 crackdown, says UN
Exodus expected to continue from Central American country, amid fears of repeat of state and police repression

Karen McVeigh

11, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Nicaragua: one year after protests erupt, Ortega clings to power
Opposition calls for a return to the streets as talks between government and civil society leaders stall

Toby Stirling Hill

16, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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