· November, 2008

Stories about Nicaragua from November, 2008

Nicaragua: Post-Election Violence and Accusations of Fraud

  28 November 2008

After the municipal elections on November 9 in Nicaragua, there were conflicting claims of victory by the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) led by President Daniel Ortega and the Liberal Constitutionalist Party. The opposition accused the FSLN of massive election fraud and which resulted in street demonstrations, protests and clashes between the two groups. Nicaraguan bloggers provide their thoughts on the post-election atmosphere.

Nicaragua: The Growing Blogosphere Through Collaboration

  24 November 2008

The Nicaraguan blogosphere has been growing thanks to collaboration between various bloggers and users of Twitter. This is a short interview with Alvaro Berroteran, who started a project called Nicaragua y Su Blog, which has been promoting Nicaraguan blogs. He is also working with others to establish a new blog community site and Facebook group.

Nicaragua: Concerns About Fraud in Recent Elections

  13 November 2008

The streets of Managua were not the only place where supporters of the two political parties in Nicaragua were present during the recent municipal elections held on November 9. One could also find them on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Some were concerned about accusation of fraud and the message sent because of the results. This is a translation of a summary post by Alvaro Berroteran of the Nicaragua Y Su Blog.