Daniel Ortega

Communist Nicaragua Welcomes Russian Troops for ‘Law Enforcement’ Actions

Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega issued a decree on Thursday authorizing Russian troops to conduct “humanitarian aid, rescue and search missions in emergencies,” and “law enforcement” activities in his country. The Russians were also given permission to establish a permanent presence for “exchange of experiences and training.”

Nicaraguan Army soldiers take part in a military parade in Russian trucks to mark the 42nd anniversary of the founding of the National Army on Bolivar Chavez Avenue in Managua, Nicaragua. Photo: Inti Ocon/dpa (Photo by Inti Ocon/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Report: Biden Invites Former Colonial Ruler Spain to Summit of the Americas

The Biden administration has reportedly invited Spain to attend the Summit of the Americas, scheduled next month in Los Angeles. The summit was already controversial in Latin America because the authoritarian regimes of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua were not invited to attend. The invitation to former regional colonial power Spain could become a further irritation.

The flags of Spain and the U.S. are seen on the table during a meeting of Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon, Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Latin America’s Communist Axis Rallies Around Vladimir Putin

The Communist Party of Cuba, the Sandinista dictatorship of Nicaragua, and socialist Venezuela have expressed effusive support for Russia and its “legitimate security” interests in the past week in response to Vladimir Putin’s decision to begin a full military assault on Ukraine.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro shakes hands during a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was denied asylum by a host of countries today after applying for a safe haven in 21 nations …

China’s Belt and Road Reaches Central America

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday celebrated the inauguration of leftist dictator Daniel Ortega – beginning his fourth term as president of Nicaragua after a rigged election denounced by worldwide democracy activists and the Organization of American States – as a big victory for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

A woman and children walk by a mural depicting Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega in Managua on January 10, 2122, day in which he starts his fourth term. (Photo by Oswaldo RIVAS / AFP) (Photo by OSWALDO RIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. Navy Veteran Killed in Nicaragua Prison Riot

Nicaraguan-American dual national Eddy Montes Praslin was one of 18 imprisoned anti-government protesters killed or wounded on Thursday in a disturbance at the La Modelo prison near the Nicaraguan capital city of Managua. Montes was reportedly shot dead by prison guards in what U.S. Ambassador Kevin Sullivan called an “unjustifiable use of lethal force against an unarmed political prisoner.”

A sign reads "Eddy, Matagalpa shouts present, present, present" during the burial of Nicaraguan-US political prisoner Eddy Montes Praslin, killed in a riot in La Modelo maximum security prison, in Matagalpa, about 124 km southeast of Managua, on May 19, 2019. (Photo by INTI OCON / AFP) (Photo credit should …

Nicaragua Blasts ‘Savage Capitalism,’ U.S. Sanctions at U.N.

The foreign minister of Nicaragua denounced “savage capitalism” during his speech before the United Nations General Assembly this week. He also took aim at U.S. sanctions imposed in response to the deadly crackdown against protesters at the hands of communist dictator Daniel Ortega.

Nicaragua's representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) Denis Moncada Colindres speaks the OAS headquarters in Washington, DC on July 18, 2018. - The Organization of American States called on Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to work with the opposition to set dates for early elections in the violence-wracked Central …

‘They Tortured a U.S. Citizen’: Communist Repression Continues Against Students in Nicaragua

Marco Noel Novoa survived over a week of intense torture in a Nicaraguan prison, exacerbated by the communist regime knowing his status as a U.S. citizen and fearing he was working for the CIA. In remarks to Breitbart News this week, Novoa says the violence against pro-democracy student protesters like himself continues, even if international media attention has waned.

Relatives and friends mourn during the funeral of Ezequiel Leiva, 26, who died in the hospital three months after being injured during anti-government protests, in Managua on September 18, 2018. (Photo by INTI OCON / AFP) (Photo credit should read INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images)