Daniel Ortega was sworn in Monday (10 January) as Nicaragua’s president for a fourth straight term as the EU and US tightened sanctions over impugned elections held in November with all his challengers in jail. “Yes, I swear,” said strongman...
Nicaraguans voted Sunday (7 November) in presidential elections widely denounced as a "sham," as long-term leader Daniel Ortega labeled his opponents -- most of them jailed or in exile -- "demons" who "sow terror."
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday (2 November) branded Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega a "dictator" staging "fake" elections at the weekend, with his seven main challengers under arrest.
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).
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.