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Stories about Nicaragua

For black and indigenous people in Central America, Black Lives Matter

"It's a racist, predatory and murderous system that they have been selling all over the planet as the best place on earth to live."

In Nicaragua, people apparently die of ‘pneumonia’, not COVID-19

The current Nicaraguan administration has neglected the healthcare system and been letting people die since 2018. 

Censored in 2018: Protest videos, court verdicts, real news — and Peppa Pig

From blocked websites to revoked media licenses to account shutdowns, censorship comes in many forms. Here are a few we saw in 2018.

Nicaragua's diaspora activists bear a ‘double burden’

The political and emotional challenges of diaspora activism are complex: "Receiving news firsthand also means feeling it firsthand."

‘We are victims who assist victims': Documenting human rights violations in Nicaragua

"The legal possibilities are next to none. The act of making an accusation is a gesture of symbolic justice. It is the first step in facing the trauma."

Nicaraguan protesters and journalists face violent attacks on the streets and online

Journalists are being assaulted and have their equipment stolen, Nicaraguans’ Wi-Fi identifiers have been hacked.

Amid continuing crackdown on anti-government protests, Nicaraguans pay homage to those killed

"If something should be clear, it is that the youth won't ever be the same. We won't see the places where the massacre occurred in the same way."

Netizen Report: Protests in Nicaragua trigger media bans, DDoS attacks and the killing of journalist Angel Gahona

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

#SOSNicaragua: At least 25 killed in Nicaragua protests, including one journalist, say human rights groups

Nicaraguans are live broadcasting, tweeting and video blogging about the crisis on the ground.

One Way to Interpret Nicaragua's Presidential Election: A ‘Democracy Without Consensus’

"This discourse does not lead to dialogue, and it has not had a mobilising effect on citizens' behaviour."

Nicaragua Has a Cervical Cancer Problem. A Coffee Farm Is Trying to Help.

Nicaragua has the highest cervical cancer death rate in the Americas —and women must face down societal pressure even to get treated.

Meet the Nicaraguan Feminist Group Fighting Gender-Based Violence in Central America

The civic group La Corriente develops “actions that generate changes [for] equality, […] combining research, education, media, and the creativity of a team of people devoted to the feminist cause."

‘Our Strength as Women Lies in the Differences Among Us': The Central American Feminist Symposium

"[M]y struggle is filled with energy from all of these marvelous and invigorating women, my commitment has new strength..."

What Is Latin American Social Media Laughing at? One Critic Offers a Clue

"Having a good sense of humor is self-criticism, and these 'telepresidents,' which is what I call politicians who are obsessed with the screen, don’t accept any type of criticism."

Rising Voices Welcomes Five New Indigenous Language Digital Activism Grantees

Rising Voices congratulates the five winners from Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua that will receive microgrants and mentoring for their indigenous language digital activism projects.

A Revolution of Music and Poetry From Behind the Computer Screens of Nicaragua

Blogger Heydi Ortega argues that today's Nicaraguan youths are in a unique position, beset with a new generation's troubles, and poised for revolutionary actions, if they're willing.

Stranded Migrants, Syrian Refugees and Street Sexual Harassment Hit Costa Rican Headlines

Three events have caused Costa Rica to hit the headlines in Central America in mid November. Let's see what it was about.

The Struggle of More Than One Thousand Cuban Immigrants Stranded in Central America

Some 1,500 Cubans are stranded at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua after Nicaragua denies them entry, and violently turns them away alleging "violation of sovereignty."

New Nicaraguan International Cooperation Policy Raises Questions of Transparent Finances

The dismissal of the representative for the UN system in Nicaragua is seen by some as a way to avoid a "Central American Spring."

The Promise of Justice Is Receding, Nicaraguan Women Say

Nicaragua passed Law 779 three years ago to protect domestic violence victims. But women say the law since has been watered down, and courts lack the resources to investigate complaints.

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