Sanctions intended to thwart the president’s dictatorial actions have hit his family and inner circle hard. More pain is expected as sanctions hit Russia, an ally.
Political repression and escalating economic difficulties on the island, along with a new visa-free travel policy in Nicaragua, are some of the factors driving the change.
The Ukraine crisis has revived a struggle over Latin America between the U.S. and Russia, as Vladimir V. Putin seeks greater influence in the region.
Many see the move as President Daniel Ortega’s latest effort to clamp down on dissent, after persecuting political opponents and extending his time in office.
The nation switched diplomatic allegiance to Beijing, leaving 13 nations and the Vatican still recognizing Taiwan as a sovereign nation.
President Daniel Ortega quashed the opposition and struck fear in voters, all but guaranteeing his victory in a presidential contest on Sunday.
A crackdown on opposition by President Daniel Ortega leaves Nicaraguans to wonder: Who is next?
A conservative leader who fought corruption and pushed for economic progress, Mr. Bolaños believed that his country was in a time of crisis.
The refusal to admit the reporter comes amid a nationwide crackdown on journalists, opposition politicians and civil society groups.
With a stunning wave of arrests of political opponents and civil society leaders, President Daniel Ortega will practically be unopposed in November elections.
Under President Daniel Ortega, the country is a step away from becoming a one-party state. Money-laundering charges against his main rival have heightened concerns.
The coronavirus is battering Latin American health systems and economies. It is also threatening the region’s fragile political freedoms.
The haphazard, politicized response to the pandemic by the country’s leaders has put the government’s own officials and supporters at particular risk.
A hero of the 1979 Sandinista revolution, he later turned on his comrades in arms, mounting an international campaign of political pressure and later guerrilla attacks inside the country.
The country is one of the last to reject the strict measures introduced globally to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Families say they are paying the price.
Baseball and soccer leagues carry on in Nicaragua, whose public health officials report relatively few coronavirus cases. Many others have doubts.
President Jair Bolsonaro, who has called the virus a “measly cold,” is the sole major world leader continuing to question the merits of lockdown measures to fight the pandemic.