Nicaragua

Regressive changes to social security system lead to protests and a brutal crackdown

At least 25 people died during protests in Nicaragua over the government's plans to change the social security system. Several protesters were reported injured and detained. Read more

Regressive changes to social security system lead to protests and a brutal crackdown


Nicaraguan government interferes with citizen activism and closes space for opposition

Civic space violations continue in Nicaragua, especially after the municipal elections where violence against activists and political parties was reported. Read more

Nicaraguan government interferes with citizen activism and closes space for opposition


Land rights defender arbitrarily detained for over 40 hours

Activists in Nicaragua continue to work in a hostile environment Read more

Land rights defender arbitrarily detained for over 40 hours



Nicaraguan activists intimidated and threatened for civic and human rights efforts

The European Parliament has expressed its concern over the situation for human rights defenders and civil society organisations in Nicaragua. On 16th February 2017, the Parliament passed a resolution requesting that the government improve the operating environment for civil society as well as comply with its international commitments, including preventing the harassment of human rights defenders, and in particular, of Francisca Ramírez. Read more

Nicaraguan activists intimidated and threatened for civic and human rights efforts

Protests against Ortega and Canal continue to face repression

On 1st and 2nd December multiple protests were conducted, both against president's reelection and the construction of the planned Interoceanic Canal. Read more

Protests against Ortega and Canal continue to face repression

Brutal repression of protests against Nicaragua Canal

Demonstrators demanding an end to construction of the Great Canal converged on Managua from different parts of the country to coincide with OAS General Secretary Luis Almagro's visit to the country. Read more

Brutal repression of protests against Nicaragua Canal