Nicaragua deports reporter who covered anti-Ortega protests

Austrian-American Carl David Goette-Luciak had reported on unrest since April An Austrian-American reporter who has been covering Nicaraguas political upheaval for outlets including the Guardian and the Washington Post has been deported, his father has confirmed. Nicaraguan law enforcement officials took Carl David Goette-Luciak from his home in Managuas Centroamrica…

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Neighboring South American countries stiffen borders as chaos in Venezuela triggers exodus

(CNN)Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing the economic and humanitarian crisis roiling their homeland are facing increasing hostility from their South American neighbors. On Saturday, a mob of Brazilians attacked a group of Venezuelans in a border city and destroyed a migrant camp after a local business owner was robbed by Venezuelans,…

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After months of protests, Nicaragua’s government says life has ‘normalized.’ Many citizens say life is far from normal.

(CNN)Since April, the Central American nation of Nicaragua has been a country in turmoil. President Daniel Ortega — a former revolutionary whose Sandinista rebels overthrew Nicaraguan strongman Anastasio Somoza in the 1970s — said the UN report was “nothing more than an instrument of the policy of death, of the…

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