About: Nicaragua

Global Europe 19-10-2021

Borrell: Nicaragua among ‘worst dictatorships’

Nicaragua is "one of the worst dictatorships in the world" with its President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo preparing "fake elections" to stay in power, the EU's foreign policy chief said Monday (18 October).
Global Europe 02-08-2021

EU sanctions Nicaraguan leader’s wife, son over repression

The EU imposed sanctions Monday on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's wife Rosario Murillo, who is his vice president, as well as one of his sons and six more officials.
Global Europe 26-07-2021

Another presidential hopeful arrested in Nicaragua

Another presidential candidate was arrested in Nicaragua on Saturday (24 July), police said -- the seventh potential contender detained by Daniel Ortega's government in the lead-up to elections on 7 November.
Global Europe 07-07-2021

Nicaragua opposition arrests climb to 26

Nicaragua has arrested a sixth presidential contender and four other opposition figures, police said Tuesday (6 July), bringing to 26 the number of people rounded up by long-term leader Daniel Ortega's forces ahead of November elections.
Global Europe 10-06-2021

New US sanctions amid calls to free Nicaragua opposition figures

The global community urged Nicaragua Wednesday (9 June) to free four recently-detained opposition presidential candidates, as the United States announced sanctions against allies of long-serving leader Daniel Ortega. The detention of the four — the last two of whom were...
Global Europe 09-06-2021

Third potential presidential candidate detained in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan authorities on Tuesday (8 June) detained a third potential presidential candidate amidst a deepening crackdown by President Daniel Ortega, branded a "dictator" by the United States, ahead of elections later this year.
Global Europe 28-01-2019

MEPs scold Nicaragua over ‘democratic crisis’

A European Parliament delegation on Saturday (26 January) urged Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to release political prisoners, permit the return of banned human rights groups and to restart dialogue with the opposition to end a months-long political crisis.
Development Policy 19-02-2018

Latin America lagging behind on women’s rights

Imprisoned for having an abortion, forced to keep a child born out of rape, pushed to commit suicide: women pay a heavy price in Latin America, where several countries’ legislation greatly restricts abortion. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
Global Europe 16-01-2017

Cuba praises immigration policy, four years after reform

Over half a million Cubans have travelled abroad, 78% of them for the first time, since immigration reforms were passed in 2013. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Development Policy 05-02-2016

The future of proposed ‘new Panama Canal’ in doubt

Nicaragua's planned development of a competing waterway to the Panama Canal has faced massive opposition due to the impact the project will have on the environment and society. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Cities & regions 04-12-2015

Utrecht-Leon initiative boosts Nicaraguan city

SPECIAL REPORT / An attractive and colourful new district of León, Nicaragua’s second city, where 20,000 people live, was created thanks to an initiative in cooperation with Utrecht.
Cities & regions 03-12-2015

Spain’s Leganés lends a hand to the world’s most vulnerable

SPECIAL REPORT / For the citizens of the Spanish municipality of Leganés, in the autonomous community of Madrid, solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable populations is second nature. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Climate change 01-12-2015

COP21: A shaky start to negotiations

World leaders made a grand display of impotence at the opening of the COP21 in Paris on Monday (30 November). The ambitions of the big emitters remain as low as ever. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 24-11-2015

Diabetes: A silent killer that hurts the world’s poorest

Diabetes is on the rise, both in Europe and worldwide. In Nicaragua, 600,000 people, more than 12% of the population, are affected by the chronic disease. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.