“Nicaraguan police arrested 26 people on Sunday ahead of a planned march against the government of President Daniel Ortega, local human rights groups said. Among those arrested ahead of the ‘United for Liberty’ march were civil society activists and political leaders, according to a list published by Nicaragua human rights non-profit the Comision Permanente de Derechos Humanos”, according to the article.
Read the article in English here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nicaragua-protests/nicaraguan-police-arrest-protesters-quash-anti-government-march-idUSKCN1MO0S8
“A new demonstration against the government of Daniel Ortega, with the slogan ‘We are the voice of political prisoners’, began on Sunday in Managua under a strong police presence, with slogans in favor of the release of the detainees for protesting against the Executive and to the cry of ‘The united people will never be defeated’ “, according to the article.
Read the article in Spanish here: https://www.telemundo51.com/noticias/local/Protes-494081071.html
“The report documented human rights violations between April 18 and Aug. 18, including the disproportionate use of force and extrajudicial killings by the Nicaraguan police, disappearances, widespread arbitrary detentions and instances of torture and sexual violence in detention centers”, according to the article.
Read and download UN report in English here: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/NI/HumanRightsViolationsNicaraguaApr_Aug2018_EN.pdf
“The Nicaraguan crisis has opened a new chapter in the division of the Latin American left. Already last year the left had fragmented around the Venezuelan crisis”, starts the article.
Read the article in Spanish here: https://www.nytimes.com/es/2018/08/19/opinion-rojas-izquierda-latinoamericana-nicaragua/
“Rosario Murillo, Nicaragua’s unpopular vice-president and first lady, told state media that after the campaign’s official launch next week it would be taken to travel expos in Argentina, Brazil, France, Italy, Slovenia, the US and the UK. “God willing, we will be at all these events promoting our Always Beautiful Nicaragua.””, according to the article
Read and watch the report in English here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/11/nicaragua-pushes-tourism-despite-ongoing-crisis-pr-campaign
“The permanent council of the Organization of American States (OAS) decided today to create a ‘working group’ to contribute to a peaceful solution to the crisis in Nicaragua, where hundreds have been killed and thousands wounded since April 19th”, explains the article.
“The ‘working group’ will be responsible for monitoring the situation in Nicaragua and contribute solutions for a peaceful and rapid resolution to the conflict, the most serious in the country in four decades”, continues the author.
Read the interview in English here: https://www.havanatimes.org/?p=139237