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Nicaragua: Ortega crackdown deepens as 94 opponents stripped of citizenship
Some of country’s most celebrated writers and journalists targeted as critics condemn ‘totalitarian drift’ under 77-year-old president

Tom Phillips, Latin America correspondent

16, Feb, 2023 @2:29 PM

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Nicaragua’s prisoners flew to freedom – but Ortega’s not going anywhere
Joy and relief greeted the freed political detainees as they landed in the US but has Nicaragua’s autocratic ruler merely removed his biggest problem?

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent, Chris Stein in Washington and Wilfredo Miranda in San José

13, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘This is huge’: Nicaragua frees 222 political prisoners and flies them to US
Daughter of former foreign minister Francisco Aguirre-Sacasa says he is among detainees released, adding: ‘Everybody is on the plane’

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent and Chris Stein at Dulles airport

09, Feb, 2023 @8:23 PM

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‘Thought we’d made it’: new Biden rule leaves asylum seekers in limbo
Those migrating from Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela dumped back in Mexico after being expelled at US border

Nina Lakhani in Mexico City

31, Jan, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Trump v Biden: how different are their policies on the US-Mexico border?
Biden’s immigration promises fall short as some of Trump’s policies remain in place – here’s what’s similar and what’s different

Alexandra Villarreal in Austin

22, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Biden’s ‘carrot and stick’ approach to deter migrants met with anger
Advocates attack president’s failure to uphold campaign pledges ahead of first visit to southern border since he took office

Edwin Rios

08, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Central America sees economic boon as migrants flow through on way to US
Local business is booming as migrants pass through on their way north – but the journey is rife with exploitation for the vulnerable travelers

Jeff Ernst in Trojes

13, Dec, 2022 @10:45 AM

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Weather tracker: following the path of Hurricane Julia
Julia passed from the Atlantic to the Pacific, killing 25 people; plus, flash floods in south-east Australia

James Parrish and Azure Prior

14, Oct, 2022 @9:58 AM

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Bolsonaro tries red scare tactics in Brazil election by raising spectre of Nicaragua
Brazil’s far-right president claims that leftwing rival Lula will repress clergy like Ortega but so far with little apparent success

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

21, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Nicaraguan bishop arrested after two-week standoff at Matagalpa residence
Rolando Álvarez and eight others in custody after latest clash between President Daniel Ortega and Catholic church

Wilfredo Miranda in San José, Costa Rica

19, Aug, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Madrid show explores graphic art’s role as tool of resistance in Latin America
Graphic Turn: Like the Ivy on a Wall at Reina Sofía looks at calls for social justice and responses to repression

Sam Jones in Madrid

17, May, 2022 @4:28 PM

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Erosion of abortion rights gathers pace around the world as US signals new era
A leaked supreme court draft ruling shows the US is set to end 50 years of a woman’s right to choose. Elsewhere, the battle still rages

Weronika Strzyżyńska

03, May, 2022 @5:29 PM

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