18 Nov 2021
US President Joe Biden barred Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and other officials from entering the US. The move comes after a widely condemned presidential election on November 7.
23 May 2020
The government of Daniel Ortega has admitted for the first time that the number of new COVID-19 infections is rising. The president disappeared for weeks early in the pandemic, but allowed parties and sports to continue.
3 Mar 2019
Representatives of President Daniel Ortega and the opposition have begun talks aimed at resolving Nicaragua's political crisis. Earlier, authorities released dozens of people arrested in last year's crackdown.
21 May 2018
For the past month, Nicaragua has been hit by anti-government protests. The demos were sparked by unpopular social security reforms, but have now swelled into a broader nationwide revolt against President Daniel Ortega's 11-year rule.
11 Jan 2017
Daniel Ortega has been sworn in as president of Nicaragua for the third consecutive time after his party won 71 of the 92 seats in the parliament