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Students, civilians trapped in Nicaraguan church amid gunfire by pro-government militias

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Dozens of Nicaraguan university students remained trapped inside a Catholic church early Saturday as pro-government militias ... After they left, gunfire quickly resumed. By early ... read more

Church in Nicaragua Victimized Amid Unrest, Violence

MANAGUA, Nicaragua ... On July 13, about 150 student protesters in Managua fled into Divine Mercy Parish, seeking safety from paramilitaries. Pro-government forces besieged the church, killing two stu... read more

‘They are shooting at a church’: Inside the 15-hour siege by Nicaraguan paramilitaries on university students

Pro-government militias set out to crush the student ... gunfire quickly resumed, according to those who remained, all through the night and after dawn. The standoff ended on Saturday morning when the ... read more

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Nicaragua Protests: American Journalist Live Tweets While Trapped During Bloody Church Siege

A Washington Post reporter found himself caught in the midst of Nicaragua ... by gunfire between protesters and pro-government forces for hours as students, priests, doctors and fellow journalists wer... read more

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Deadly Nicaraguan Protest That Trapped Students Ends

A Washington Post reporter found himself caught in the midst of Nicaragua ... by gunfire between protesters and pro-government forces for hours as students, priests, doctors and fellow journalists wer... read more

Pope calls for dialogue as Nicaragua violence escalates

The Church has tried to mediate ... including a US citizen reportedly killed by a pro-government mob in a separate incident in Managua, according to rights groups. "I am united with my brother bishops ... read more

Nicaragua's unlikely opposition faces rocky road to defeat Ortega

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Lesther Aleman, a lanky and bespectacled 20-year-old student ... Church to participate in talks with Ortega. His government has branded the protesters "terrorists" and "vandals" in ... read more

In Nicaragua, Ortega and foes look to the past

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – President Daniel Ortega looked ... a 48-year-old lawyer who attended Monday’s pro-government rally. But lately there have been signs of discontent amid growing reports of governme... read more

Nicaragua is on the path to becoming the next Venezuela

Over the weekend, pro-government militias ... students in the capital, driving them from their campus and forcing about 200 students to take shelter in a Catholic church. My colleague Joshua Parlow wa... read more

Nicaraguan police try to seize breakaway city as crisis grows

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Nicaraguan police and pro-government militias sought to reassert control Tuesday ... Video from the scene showed protesters shielding themselves behind street barricades amid gunf... read more

Violence in Nicaragua: Government Militias Kill Hundreds as Opposition Calls for Daniel Ortega to Resign

After months of violent protests and at least 300 deaths, members of the international community are calling for dialogue in Nicaragua. On Tuesday, pro-government ... by student protesters. Another gr... read more

Aleppo evacuation grinds to a halt

The evacuation of the last Opposition-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo was suspended on Friday after pro-government militias demanded that wounded ... of Aleppo’s rebel enclave ground to a halt ... read more



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