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(...)