Breaking News: Key Nicaraguan Protest Leaders Released from Prison

Without being able to believe the news, Nicaragua woke up this morning to confirmation of the release of dozens of political prisoners that the government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo had maintained incarcerated. This time, the released group includes leaders of the civic protest and emblematic faces of the April Rebellion which broke out in 2018.

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Nicaragua: “Under Your Ashes”, a Song About Loss and Hope

Music quickly became an essential element of the civic protests that began in April 2018, against a new family dictatorship that has made Nicaragua bleed. A new generation of artists, including Bruno Cortina, was moved to compose the soundtrack of this new civic rebellion, which has left 326 dead, more than 700 political prisoners and the forced exile of some 60 thousand people.

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Nicaragua: The Children of Ortega’s Political Prisoners

It’s 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20. Abril Ariana, 10, Roberto Leonel, 8, and Angel Neomar, 3 months old haven’t had their Dad at home for many months. Their mother, Mazkiel Hernandez, has made countless visits to the El Chipote jail, to the La Modelo prison, to the courts and to the local and international human rights organizations to denounce her husband’s detention.

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