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Trump signs sanctions order targeting Venezuela gold exports: John Bolton

Business Nov 2, 2018

Trump signs sanctions order targeting Venezuela gold exports: John Bolton

Washington ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday with new measures aimed at disrupting the South American country's gold exports, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said. Bolton promised a tough stance by the Trump administration toward "dictators and despots near ...

At least one killed as protests rock Nicaragua; Ortega defiant

World / Politics Sep 24, 2018

At least one killed as protests rock Nicaragua; Ortega defiant

Police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega clashed in Managua on Sunday with demonstrators calling for the release of people imprisoned during recent protests, leaving at least one person dead, authorities said. Hundreds of protesters carrying Nicaragua's blue and white flag massed in the ...

Foes of Ortega go into hiding, vow no surrender after deadly clampdown

World Jul 19, 2018

Foes of Ortega go into hiding, vow no surrender after deadly clampdown

Hundreds of opponents of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega are in hiding in safe houses and planning their next steps to push for his resignation after Ortega loyalists, supported by police, took over a stronghold this week. Police and armed Ortega supporters stormed the Monimbo suburb ...

Nicaraguan forces violently retake protester-held symbolic city

World / Social Issues Jul 18, 2018

Nicaraguan forces violently retake protester-held symbolic city

Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. Government forces began advancing on Masaya's Monimbo neighborhood before dawn and had largely regained ...