Nicaragua daily critical of Ortega forced to close
Managua (AFP) - One of Nicaragua's main newspapers critical of President Daniel Ortega announced it had published its last edition Friday, citing government repression.El Nuevo Diario said it was ceasing publication "due to economic, technical and logistical difficulties that make its operation unsustainable.""We know that this is part of the government's repression against journalists," said Blanca Reyes, an editor at the newspaper."Since April 2018 we have been under bullets, siege and persecution," she said.The Central American state, led since 2006 by Ortega, has been gripped by crisis sin...
Nicaragua protesters dig in as more killed
Managua (AFP) - Hundreds of protesters dug in around Nicaragua on Saturday, blocking roads as at least eight more people were killed in a 24-hour period.Unrest has resumed since week-long church-mediated talks between the government and opposition to quell a month of violence broke down late on Wednesday. Hundreds of demonstrators in the north, center and south of the Central American nation were blocking highways on Saturday, demanding Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, stand down.Since protests began on April 18 at least 83 people have been killed and more than 860 wounded...