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# Nicaragua

This week
28th May 2023 - 2nd June 2023
# El Salvador
Former El Salvador president Mauricio Funes sentenced to 14 years over gang negotiation
El Salvador changed its laws last year to allow trials in absentia.
Last year
# Nicaragua
Pope 'concerned' after Nicaraguan bishop detained
Pope Francis said he was following “closely with concern and sorrow” the situation in Nicaragua, two days after bishop and regime critic Rolando Alvarez was detained.
All time
# Elections
Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega wins new presidential term after opponents jailed
With ballots in 49% of polling stations counted, Ortega had 75% of votes.
# Nicaragua
Two more potential Ortega challengers detained in Nicaragua
This is the fourth potential presidential candidate to be arrested ahead of elections this year.
# hurricane iota
Hurricane Iota batters Nicaragua coast just 12 days after destructive Hurricane Eta
The region was hit by Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.
# storm iota
Tropical storm threatens new chaos for hurricane-hit Nicaragua and Honduras
The National Hurricane Centre in Miami said Iota could bring dangerous wind, storm surge and as much as 30in of rain.
# Nicaragua
Three dead as Storm Eta lashes Nicaragua with rain, sparking deadly mudslides
The storm has weakened from the Category 4 hurricane that battered the coast.
# Controversy
Fifa hit out at 'unfair and misleading' reports over voting for The Best awards
Mohamed Salah appeared to be upset when the full list of voting was released without his country’s selections.
# Amnesty
Nicaragua to release protesters arrested during last year's uprising
The bill passed by parliament also closes the door on investigating and punishing security forces involved in repressing the protests.
Opinion: Irish people travelled to Nicaragua in solidarity in the 1980s - now it needs our help again
The Nicaraguan people continue to struggle for democracy and justice – only this time against a surprising enemy writes Molly O’Duffy.
# Violence
Journalist shot dead during violent clashes over pension reform in Nicaragua
The protests are the worst experienced in the 11 years President Daniel Ortega has led the country.
# Nicaragua
"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"
A generation of women in Nicaragua are working to improve their lives in a society that isn’t always friendly to women.
# Gender
'Even going to the gynaecologist might be seen as cheating': Changing how one country views its women
“Did he control his wife in the past? Soza pauses for a second. “Yes,” he says.”
# Tsunami warning
Tsunami warnings issued as hurricane and earthquake hit Central America at same time
The earthquake led to a tsunami warning being issued in El Salvador.
# Beached
In pics: Tourists and residents try to save massive stranded whale on Nicaragua beach
Unfortunately they were unsuccessful and had to give up as the sun went down.
# Nicaragua
20 miners rescued and five still missing after cave-in
The miners were trapped for nearly two days at an unlicensed gold mine.
Bolivia's Morales offers asylum to US leaker Snowden
Nicaragua and Venezuela have also offered asylum to the American – one days after denouncing the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane over Europe amid reports that the fugitive was aboard.
# Waterworld
A Hong Kong company wants to build a €30bn canal across Nicaragua
That’s the plan ‘n’ anyways.
# Nicaragua
Ortega on course to retain Nicaraguan presidency amid observers' concern
Ortega is seeking a third term as leader of Central America’s poorest country.
# Nicaragua
Ortega poised to win third term in Nicaragua
The former revolutionary’s win could see him with a mandate that could allow him to make constitutional changes guaranteeing perpetual re-election.
# Central America
Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America
El Salvador and Nicaragua declared natural disasters yesterday, as landslides and floods continue to devastate the region.
# Tragic
Belfast man dies while on holiday in Central America
Gaelic footballer Michael McLean died after a hiking accident in Nicaragua at the weekend.
# Oops
Google apologises for triggering invasion
Nicaraguan general used erroneous border line on Google Map as an excuse to cross into Costa Rica.
# Nicaragua
Diplomat found dead in NYC home with neck slashed
Nicaraguan official found yesterday morning by his driver.