Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega  speaks to supporters, next to his wife and vice-president Rosario Murillo,  on October 13th, 2018. Photograph: INTI OCON/AFP via Getty Images

Veteran Nicaraguan strongman Daniel Ortega has taken advantage of the Christmas lull to tighten the screws on opponents to his regime as he seeks his (...)

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega (right) and vice-president Rosario Murillo: deny government responsibility for the turmoil. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters

The Nicaraguan authorities and paramilitary groups working with them have killed, tortured, raped and forcibly disappeared anti-government protesters,(...)

epA man mocks Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega during an anti-government protest in Managua on August 11th. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

Juan José is digging a latrine on the small, 8m by 25m plot the government of Daniel Ortega has given him to build a house. It is prime real estate, a(...)

Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, delivers a speech during the commemoration of the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution  in Managua on Thursday. Photograph: Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega has urged protesters to end what he described as their attempt to destabilise the country, after police and heavily(...)

Demonstrators fire a homemade mortar during a protest against the government of Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega in Managua on Wednesday. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas

A thuggish response to weeks of protests has eroded carefully constructed pillars of support in the church, military and business world for Nicaraguan(...)

A demonstrator holds a sign showing Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega and former president Anastasio Somoza during a protest against police violence and Ortega’s  government in Managua on Monday. Photograph: Jorge Cabrera/Reuters

“Wanted, for destroying the country,” read a protester’s placard emblazoned with the faces of President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, th(...)