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Nicaragua
El conflicto que estalló en Nicaragua era predecible y refleja tendencias similares en la región.
Nicaragua’s explosion into conflict was predictable – and reflects trends common in the region.
Amnesty International's Erika Guevara-Rosas spoke to AQ about Nicaragua and the regional backlash against protesters.
Journalist John Otis reports on the Nicaraguan president's violent crackdown on protesters in this episode of “Deep South.”
In Nicaragua, bureaucracy and machismo limit women entrepreneurs from growing their businesses.
With Daniel Ortega's re-election on November 6 all but assured, his critics fear a return to the dynastic politics of the past.

Artist and activist Bree Newsome became an internet sensation, this weekend, after she briefly took down the Confederate flag that stands on the grounds of South Carolina’s state capitol. Many viewed her act as an important statement about racial equality in the United States. But it was also a reminder of how Afro-descendant women are taking the lead advancing civil rights in the Americas as a whole.
 
Indeed, at the same time Newsome was scaling a flagpole in Columbia, Afro-descendant women from throughout the region were meeting in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, to discuss their own plans for advancing social justice at the First Summit Meeting of Female Leaders of African Descent of the Americas (Primera Cumbre de Lideresas Afrodescendientes de las Américas).

This week’s likely news stories: Dominican Republic set to deport individuals of Haitian descent; Mexican high court paves way for full marriage equality;  U.S. and Venezuelan officials meet in Haiti, address strained relations; Nicaraguans protest Chinese-funded canal project; top ELN commander killed in Colombia

This week’s likely news stories: Raúl Castro has an audience with the Pope; Michelle Bachelet shakes up her Cabinet; Colombia bans coca spraying; a Guatemalan judge is linked to a corruption scandal; Germany will invest in Central American geothermal projects.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov culminated a four-country tour of Latin America on Thursday in what was widely seen as Moscow’s latest bid to counteract Western sanctions over Russia’s policies in Ukraine and Crimea.

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