Tag: Nicaragua

A Nicaraguan demonstrator fires a home-made mortar in Managua as part of nationwide marches against the government of President Daniel Ortega

U.S: Nicaragua’s Leftist Regime Denying Health Care to People Injured in Protests

WASHINGTON, DC — The administration of Nicaragua’s communist dictator Daniel Ortega is denying ”access to healthcare” to detractors and forcing families, likely from the opposition, to lie about the cause of death for their loved ones before they can retrieve their body, a senior U.S. Department of State (DOS) official told lawmakers.

Critics compare Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega, right, and his wife Rosario Murillo to Frank and Claire Underwood, the pitiless first couple from the hit series "House of Cards"

Communist Ortega’s ‘Battle for Peace’ Kills over 300 Nicaraguans

Nicaragua’s communist dictator Daniel Ortega over the weekend described the government’s violent crackdown on protesters demanding his exit that has so far killed more than 300 demonstrators since April as a “battle for peace” that follows in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

A group of bishops led by Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes (C) came to the Nicaraguan city of Masaya to show support for the locals, who say they are the target of pro-Ortega forces

Catholic Church Joins Anti-Leftist Opposition in Nicaragua

The commitment by the repressive communist administration of Daniel Ortega to dialogue with the Catholic Church-backed opposition is “insincere,” the human rights group Amnesty International determined this week.

People attend the "Marcha de las Flores" in honor of the children killed during protests

Over 200 Protesters Killed Since April in Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan regime’s deadly ongoing crackdown on protesters discontent with the policies of the ruling government of the communist Sandinista dictator Daniel Ortega has already left over 200 people dead since demonstrations erupted in April.

Acting Director of Homeland Security Elaine Duke testifying before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Exclusive – Kobach: It’s Time to Stop Abusing the Temporary Protected Status Law

Earlier this week, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, made a bad decision — a really bad decision. She refused to end the “temporary protected status” (TPS) of approximately 57,000 Honduran nationals who would otherwise be considered illegal aliens. Instead she extended their permission to continue living in the United States for another six months.

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Russia Debuts Permanent Military Base in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that it is planning to upgrade its naval base in the Syrian port city of Tartus into a permanent facility, a move that comes as the Kremlin has expressed interest in erecting military bases in Latin America and Egypt, as well as reopening Soviet-era facilities in Vietnam and Cuba.

A Cuban migrant man receives his passport with the visa granted by the immigration office at the border post with Panama in Paso Canoas, Costa Rica November 14, 2015. REUTERS/JUAN CARLOS ULATE left1 of 3right left2 of 3right left3 of 3right left1 of 3right

700 Cubans Go on Hunger Strike in Panama to Get to U.S.

Thousands of Cuban nationals who managed to escape the island and reach Central America are now stranded in Costa Rica and Panama, blocked by the leftist government in Nicaragua from moving north towards America but unable to stay where they are.

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Central American Countries Reach Deal to Help Cuban Refugees Reach U.S.

The more than 8,000 Cuban refugees stranded in Costa Rica after Castro ally Nicaragua rejected their legal visas will fly over Nicaragua to El Salvador to commence their voyage to the United States, a coalition of Central American nations announced this week.

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Cuba Pressures U.S. Against Aiding Refugees Fleeing Communism

In a meeting between U.S. and Cuban diplomats, the Cuban government urged American officials to change the legal status of Cuban refugees to make it more difficult for those fleeing communism to find asylum, and easier for the communist regime of Raúl Castro to restrict its citizens’ mobility.

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Nicaraguan Army Attacks Cuban Refugees with Legal Visas from Costa Rica

Nearly 2,000 Cuban refugees are stranded on the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border after the former nation, an ally of Cuban dictator Raúl Castro, refused them entry despite possessing legal visas from the Costa Rican government. The Nicaraguan military used tear gas and water cannons in the Cubans, injuring many.