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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

A masked protester walks between burning barricades in Managua, Nicaragua. Photograph: AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga

Two university student protesters have been killed in Nicaragua in clashes over a social security reform pushed by president Daniel Ortega’s governmen(...)

People walk through flooded streets in the municipality of Minatitlan, south of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, on Thursday. Photograph: Angel Hernandez/EPA

Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America on Thursday as it pummelled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico’s (...)

A supporter of Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega holds up a flag of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) after elections in Managua, Nicaragua. Photograph: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters

Nicaraguan leftist Daniel Ortega powered to his third consecutive term as president of the poor Central American country on Sunday, as voters cheered (...)

A  billboard displaying a campaign poster of Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega and his running mate and wife Rosario Murillo stands at the side of a road in Managua, Nicaragua. Photograph: Jorge Torres/EPA

Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega picked his wife on Tuesday to run as his vice presidential candidate ahead of November elections, in a vote in whic(...)

A ‘rearmed’ contra rebel fighter who calls himself Tyson, in the mountains of northern Nicaragua.Violent opposition from small groups of rebels reflects broader anger brewing against President Daniel Ortega. Photograph: Meridith Kohut/New York Times

He calls himself “Tyson”, wears tattered US army fatigues and carries a beat-up AK-47. He is a rebel fighter in the mountains of Nicaragua, setting am(...)