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Nicaragua news and analysis from The Nation
September 28, 2021
Why the Media No Longer Cares About Nicaragua
Elite fixations often determine press coverage, and no one in power wants to talk about Daniel Ortega anymore.
August 10, 2021
The Arrest of Dora María Téllez Marks a New Low for Nicaragua
One of the beliefs that animated the Central American solidarity movement then was that we were not powerless. We are not powerless now, either.
January 2, 2019
A Q&A With Nicaraguan Student Activists Jeancarlo López and Lesther Alemán
After participating in the April 2018 protests against the Nicaraguan government, they have become internationally known political activists.
Andrés S. Pertierra
August 17, 2018
‘An Eternal Night of Persecution and Death’: Activists Speak Out About Nicaragua’s Crackdown
Despite mass killings and newly authoritarian laws, a diverse opposition says the movement to oust Ortega is far from over.
August 2, 2018
Letters From the August 27-September 3, 2018, Issue
In-justice… America’s war habit… Editors’ note… Nicaragua: where the truth lies (
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June 25, 2018
What Will Become of Nicaragua?
Civil unrest marks a crucial tipping point in the country’s history of political revolution.
June 22, 2018
After 2 Months of Unrest, Nicaragua Is at a Fateful Crossroads
If there’s no negotiated peace with a return to order, the conflict could spin out of control, bringing the chronic violence and insecurity of the country’s northern neighbors.
February 2, 2018
Why Is Nicaragua’s Homicide Rate So Far Below That of Its Central American Neighbors?
It’s the revolution, stupid—which fostered innovative policing, along with the dedicated work of community organizers and women activists.