Rosario Murillo - updates

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Ortega undercutting talks on Nicaragua crisis, analysts say

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Ortega, a 72-year-old former guerrilla seen as increasingly autocratic, has taken a hardline stance in 3 months of street demonstrations demanding his departure

EMBATTLED. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (R) and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo (L), wave to supporters during the commemoration of the 39th Anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution at 'La Fe' square in Managua on July 19, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Nicaraguan students vow to keep up fight until Daniel Ortega resigns

Jul 17, 2018 - 10:10 AM

A rights group says at least 10 people died on Sunday after pro-government forces launched an operation in the south to clear opposition barricades

NICARAGUA PROTESTS. Friends and relatives attend the funeral of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who was shot dead during clashes with riot police and paramilitaries at Monimbo neighborhood in Masaya, some 35 km from Managua, on July 16, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

'Not one more death': Nicaraguan bishops stand with Ortega's opponents

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:28 PM

Thousands of people welcome several prominent bishops, who leads them through Masaya in procession behind a statue of Jesus

'NOT ONE MORE DEATH.' People celebrate behind a barricade after the arrival of bishops of the Episcopal Conference and members of the Civic Alliance in Masaya, Nicaragua on June 21, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Nicaragua death toll hits 100 as Ortega vows to remain

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:59 AM

(UPDATED) The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights says the latest killings occurred in the capital Managua and the cities of Esteli and Masaya, while incidents also took place in Leon

PROTESTS. Mothers take part in a march in support of 'the Mothers of April' movement – whose children died in the protests – on Nicaragua's National Mother'€™s Day in Managua on May 30, 2018. Photo by Diana Ulloa/AFP

Nicaragua's Ortega wins 3rd straight term, with wife

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:52 AM

Government and electoral officials describe the vote as a great exercise in democracy conducted in calm – despite the torching of one rural polling station

3RD STRAIGHT TERM. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (R) and his wife Rosario Murillo wave after voting in Managua during the presidential election on November 6, 2016. Photo by Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Nicaragua's leader and wife seen likely to win elections

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:43 AM

President Daniel Ortega the 70 year old former Marxist rebel is wildly popular for social programs and economic stability and security that has promoted vibrant growth

A man votes at a polling station in Managua during Nicaragua's presidential election on November 6, 2016. Alfredo Zuniga/AFP

Nicaragua's President Ortega eyes easy reelection

Nov 04, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Opposition groups are calling the elections a farce after a court order replaced the head of a key party with an Ortega linked figure

EASY WIN? View of propaganda of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and her wife Rosario Murillo in Masaya, 30 km southeast of Managua, on November 3, 2016, ahead of the general elections to take place next November 6. Photo by Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Nicaragua's first couple look poised for election victory

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:04 PM

Surveys indicate President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo are more than likely to emerge the winners of elections on Sunday November 6

NICARAGUA'S FRANK AND CLAIRE? In this file photo, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (L) celebrates with First Lady Rosario Murillo after receiving the credentials in Managua on January 9, 2012, a day before his re-inauguration. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP