Daniel Ortega

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Pedestrians in the Pinheiros neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

By late March, the Mexican government calmly predicted that its coronavirus outbreak would peak in April. A few weeks later, it changed its prediction(...)

Gravediggers at Sierras de Paz cemetery in Managua, Nicaragua, on Saturday, May 30th. Nicaragua is one of the last to reject the strict measures introduced globally to curb the spread of the coronavirus and families say they are paying the price. Photograph: Inti Ocon/The New York Times

Just hours after Yamil Acevedo died in a hospital, funeral home workers in hazardous materials suits strapped his coffin to the back of a pick-up truc(...)

Nicaragua solidarity: Fionnuala Rogerson and Betty Purcell (top row); and Molly O’Duffy and Robin Hanan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Forty years after Nicaragua’s Sandinista revolution you could argue that the troubled country has seen only one real change: the replacement of the ru(...)

Support for Daniel Ortega is often framed in mystical terms, locating him above the fray of everyday life.   Photograph:  INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

In the years following the Sandinista revolution of 1979, labour day was routinely marked in Nicaragua by mass gatherings that honoured fallen heroes (...)

Anti-government demonstrators  at an improvised barricade in the town of Masaya, 35 km from Managua. Photograph:  Inti Ocon/ AFP/ Getty Images

Auxiliadora Cardoze greeted me in a backyard where exuberant plants and fresh washing left just enough room for the plastic chairs and coffee cups lai(...)

Angel Gahona, journalist, was allegedly killed by a police sniper in Bluefields as he live streamed during an anti-government protest. Drawing: Pedro Molina, April 2018

Iris Parrales, at her Managua home, with pictures of her son Noel Calderón and her husband Humberto, both killed in May 2018. Photograph: Mich(...)

Nayib Bukele, the winner of El Salvador’s presidential election, with his wife Gabriela de Bukele,   addresses   supporters in San Salvador on Sunday. Photograph: Jose Cabezas/Reuters

A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador’s presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-pa(...)

Noreen Lucey and her friend Anne in Leon, Nicaragua.

Now living in Ireland after spending years abroad including time working in Leon, Nicaragua, Noreen Lucey maintains a strong connection with the count(...)

Policemen fire rubber bullets at engineering students  protesting against the Nicaraguan government’s social security reforms in Managua on April 19th last. Photograph:  Inti OconAFP/Getty Images

Weapons of war have been used to indiscriminately kill and injure anti-government protesters in Nicaragua, as part of the ongoing violent crackdown or(...)

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,(...)

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