Nicaragua: Overcoming Strongmen & Personality Cults

Octavio Enríquez

Nicaragua has been ruled by dictatorships for 40% of its years as an independent republic. Now it’s once more struggling to be free of Ortega

Nicaraguan Gov. Threatens Journalists with “Gag Law”


He called journalists "chattering magpies" dedicated to "singing only malignancies" and publishing "fake news."

“The Freedom of Speech Situation is Extreme in Nicaragua”


Jorge Canahuati pointed out that pressure against the independent media goes way back, but became “a lot more dictatorial in 2018.”

Covid-19 outbreak hits health personnel in Nicaragua the most

Independent organizations report more than 200 infections in the health sector and more than 14 deaths in the last three months

Teachers under surveillance, dismissed and harassed denounce political pressures from the Ministry of Education

More 140 teachers have been fired since 2018; some have gone into exile in the face of the harassment: “I didn’t have a life there,” said one teacher

The lethal blow to the companies owned by the “family”, sanctioned by the US

Albanisa, BanCorp, DNP-Petronic, Caruna, Inversiones Zanzíbar, Difuso, El Goliat, Syditek.

European Deputies Urge More Sanctions on Ortega Regime

Juan Carlos Bow

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