Nicaragua

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Top Nicaraguan journalist flees country amid escalating crackdown
Carlos Fernando Chamorro says ‘They won’t silence journalism’, with his sister among 19 jailed in pre-election crackdown

Wilfredo Miranda in Managua

22, Jun, 2021 @8:15 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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Spat at, abused, attacked: healthcare staff face rising violence during Covid
Data shows increased danger for those on the frontline in the pandemic, with misinformation, scarce vaccines and fragile health systems blamed

Sarah Johnson

07, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Nicaragua police detain opposition leader and expected Ortega challenger
Investigation of Cristiana Chamorro seen as an attempt to stop her from challenging country’s autocratic leader in November elections

Staff and agencies in Managua

02, Jun, 2021 @9:24 PM

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Granta names world’s best young Spanish-language writers
List celebrating authors under-35 includes Cubans for first time and more authors of colour

Sam Jones in Madrid

07, Apr, 2021 @6:47 PM

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Nicaraguan ruler Ortega rolls out vaccination campaign amid secrecy and doubt
Doctors say details on strategy are lacking – a lack of clarity that has characterized the authoritarian leader’s pandemic response

Wilfredo Miranda in Managua

05, Apr, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Nicaragua leaders face backlash after forming space agency amid human rights crisis
The ministry will be under the control of the country’s army, which has no space program, and will ‘promote the development of space activities’

Staff and agencies in Managua

19, Feb, 2021 @12:12 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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Covid control lessons from Nicaragua and the Isle of Man | Letters
Letters: The UK should take the lead from Nicaragua, where early strict measures have kept the coronavirus death rate one of the lowest in the world, writes John Perry. Plus Harry Galbraith on the approach taken by the Isle of Man

Letters

31, Dec, 2020 @6:14 PM

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The mystery epidemic striking Nicaragua’s sugar cane workers – a photo essay
In Chichigalpa, kidney failure accounts for half of all male deaths over the last decade. Could industry changes be the key to saving lives?

Kate Hodal

27, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Ice storm leaves thousands without power in Vladivostok
Russian city brought to a standstill, as hurricanes and cyclones strike elsewhere in world

Jodie Wooltorton (MetDesk)

25, Nov, 2020 @9:30 PM

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