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How do the crises in Nicaragua and Venezuela compare?

Managua - The violent crisis gripping Nicaragua, where anti-government protesters are being hemmed in by an autocratic leader, could raise comparisons with Venezuela.What are the similarities, and differences? Here are a few:- Similarities -1.

Ortega and Murillo: Nicaragua's shrewd power couple

Managua - Nicaragua's first couple, President Daniel Ortega and his wife Vice President Rosario Murillo, tightened their grip on power after government forces seized an opposition stronghold on the eve of Thursday's Marxist revolution anniversary.

Nicaragua's Ortega blames 'satanists,' bishops and US for unrest

Managua - Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega blamed "satanical criminals," Catholic bishops and the US for a wave of unrest he has violently sought to extinguish, as he marked on Thursday the 39th anniversary of the leftwing revolution that first brought him to...

Nicaragua forces triumphant after storming opposition stronghold

Masaya - Forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega asserted control over a key opposition stronghold on Wednesday after a long battle that has sharpened international condemnation and alarm over Nicaragua's deadly political crisis.

Ortega's forces capture Nicaragua opposition stronghold

Masaya - Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes with activists in the flashpoint neighborhood of Monimbo that rights groups say l...

Pro-govt forces attack Nicaraguan rebel city of Masaya

Managua - Pro-government forces of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega launched an attack on the Monimbo suburb of the opposition stronghold of Masaya on Tuesday, the Catholic church said, amidst international calls to end three months of violence.

Operation by Nicaragua forces leaves at least 10 dead, rights group says

Managua - Nicaraguan pro-government forces launched an operation in the country's south that left at least 10 people dead and around 20 injured on Sunday, a human rights group said.

Nicaragua troops launch intense attacks in south, rights group says

Managua - Nicaraguan government forces launched intense raids backed by heavy equipment on Sunday in rebellious towns in the Masaya department, south of the capital, leaving several people injured, a human rights group reported.

Church says govt forces kill two on Nicaragua day of protest

Managua - Government forces in Nicaragua shot dead two young men at a protest site at a church Saturday, the clergy said, on the third day of nationwide demonstrations against President Daniel Ortega, a former revolutionary hero now accused of authoritarianism.

Strike begins in Nicaragua after five die in protest violence

Managua - A day after five people were killed in violence surrounding protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a 24-hour opposition-called strike began on Friday.

Five dead in latest Nicaraguan protest violence

Managua - Four police officers and a protester died Thursday in Nicaragua, the latest in around 270 fatalities in months of demonstrations against President Daniel Ortega -- a one-time revolutionary hero now derided as a leftist despot.

Four police officers, one protester killed in Nicaragua protest

Managua - Four police officers and a protester were killed Thursday in a confrontation in Nicaragua, where violent unrest has left over 260 people dead in three months amid anti-government demonstrations.

Nicaragua activists crank up protests despite fears

Managua - Opposition activists are steeling themselves for three days of protests against Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega, as fears mount over the brutal suppresion of dissent by government forces.

Nicaraguans fear return to civil war past

Masaya - When still just 16, Alvaro Gomez fought with revolutionary forces against a US-backed dictatorship during the Nicaraguan civil war.He lost comrades and a leg after he was hit by a grenade fired from a rocket-propelled launcher.

Ortega's VP wife says Nicaragua leaving 'darkness' behind

Managua - Nicaraguan Vice President Rosario Murillo on Tuesday said her violence-wracked country is leaving behind its "darkness," and defended her government's deadly crackdown against protesters seeking the ouster of her husband, President Daniel Ortega.

Pro-Ortega supporters invade basilica and harass bishops

Diriamba - Hundreds of supporters of under-pressure Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega broke into a basilica in an opposition heartland on Monday and harassed Roman Catholic bishops at the heart of a mediation process.

At least 14 dead after raid by Nicaragua pro-govt forces: rights group

Managua - A raid by pro-government forces Sunday left at least 14 people dead in Nicaragua, where hundreds have been killed since unrest broke out in April, a rights group said.

Two dead in raid by Nicaragua pro-government forces: rights group

Managua - A raid by pro-government forces left at least two people dead in Nicaragua on Sunday, where more than 230 people have been killed since unrest broke out in April, a rights group said.

Nicaragua's Ortega rules out early elections

Managua - Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega on Saturday ruled out early elections as demanded by opposition protesters in the country where more than 220 have died in unrest since April.

Nicaragua's Ortega rules out early elections

Managua - Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega on Saturday ruled out early elections as demanded by opposition protesters in the country where more than 200 have died in unrest since April.
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