Nicaragua

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

Protests against building of the Great Canal continue in Nicaragua

Protests against the building of the great canal in Nicaragua continue with a heavy police presence. Read more

Protests against building of the Great Canal continue in Nicaragua

Authorities scrap proposals to regulate free expression during elections

The Supreme Electoral Council annulled a regulation that would have undermined freedom of expression during the election campaign that begins on 20th August. Read more

New law undermines civil and political rights

The Sovereign Security Act seriously undermines freedom of association in Nicaragua. The legislation also restricts the right to peaceful assembly as it gives discretionary powers to the police to prevent or stop any demonstration. Read more