The Catholic Church has agreed to mediate a national dialogue, but the days when Daniel Ortega ruled imperiously seem over. At the very least he no longer controls the streets.
Upoli: el centro neurálgico de la protesta estudiantil contra el gobierno de Daniel Ortega
Las protestas callejeras antigubernamentales estallaron la semana pasada en la capital nicaragüense, Managua, y se extendieron rápidamente por todo el país. Los estudiantes se atrincheraron dentro de algunos campus universitarios que fueron atacados por la policía. Están pidiendo la renuncia del presidente Daniel Ortega.
A look inside defiant Nicaraguan students' stronghold
Anti-government street protests erupted last week in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, and quickly spread across the country claiming as many as 27 lives. Students barricaded themselves inside some university campuses which came under fire from police using live rounds. They are calling for President Daniel Ortega to step down.
Ortega da marcha atrás a las reformas, pero las protestas y la represión siguen en Nicaragua
El anuncio del presidente Ortega de que revocará las reformas al sistema de seguridad social no frenó las manifestaciones pero sí hizo que los empresarios aceptaran sumarse a la mesa de diálogo. A última hora de la noche, surgieron reportes de muertos y heridos en la represión a estudiantes.
Ortega backtracks as Nicaragua student protests continue
On Sunday President Daniel Ortega canceled an unpopular social security reform package only days after it was announced. Student-led protests have claimed at least 27 lives, and many are demanding Ortega's resignation after 11-years in power.
Nicaragua's primal scream
There are small insurrections happening across the country over a new Social Security tax. Nicaragua's dynastic dictatorship headed by Daniel Ortega is showing signs of cracking.
If Donald Trump hates the MS-13 so much, why's he recruiting for them?
Donald Trump just gave the MS-13 its greatest recruitment tool in decades.
Trump is creating more undocumented immigrants in the US
The decision on Monday to cancel TPS for some 195,000 Salvadorans is particularly cruel. Similar to the Nicaraguans, whose TPS was terminated in November, many of the Salvadoran immigrants came to the U.S. as young children— in some cases nearly two decades ago. The U.S. is the only country many of them have ever known.
Nicaragua taught me to laugh at Donald Trump
Donald Trump stopped being funny a long time ago. Maybe he never was. But I still laugh at him anyway.
Para el premio Nobel de la Paz Oscar Arias lo que hizo Trump en Jerusalén tiene ecos del militarismo de Reagan en América Central
El expresidente de Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, considera que la decisión de reconocer la ciudad santa como capital israelí aisla a Washington, fue tomada por consideraciones políticas internas y pone en peligro la paz regional.
Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias says Trump's Israeli policy echoes Reagan's folly in Central America
Arias thinks Trump is similarly undermining the possibility for a negotiated peace deal in the Middle East, and predicts the U.S. president's rash behavior will marginalize his government the same way Reagan's policy toward Central America did 30 years ago.
Puerto Rico struggles to untangle itself from Whitefish
Governor Ricardo Rosselló described work done on the grid by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as "simply unacceptable," adding that the military team had shown "no sense of urgency."
What is to be done about Venezuela?
Venezuela is a dying star, and if it explodes in a supernova, it'll be everyone's mess to clean. So it's in everyone's interest to make sure that doesn't happen. But is there any hope for dialogue with Venezuela's intransigent rulers.
Central America must make nice with Trump administration
Security issues in Central America are expected to dominate a conference in Miami this week attended by top Trump administration officials. While business groups were invited civil society leaders were excluded, raising complaints that the administration is taking a superficial approach to the region that ignores deep rooted social and economic problems.
Un estadounidense queda plantado en el altar luego de que deportaran a su prometida a El Salvador
Robert Paulino esperaba casarse con su novia Wendy Miranda, pero horas antes le llamaron para avisarle que ella estaba recluida en un centro de detención de inmigrantes en Georgia.