Tapir born in a Nicaraguan zoo brings hope for species preservation | AFP

Nicaragua welcomes “Valentina”, a Central American tapir born in captivity at the National Zoo, within the framework of a project that seeks to conserve this animal in danger of extinction due to hunting and the destruction of its natural habitat in the jungle.

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Nicaraguan journalist Luis Sequeira wins Rory Peck Award | AFP

Nicaraguan journalist Luis Sequeira wins the Rory Peck Award, which honours freelance photo and video reporters, for his AFP coverage of recent violence that has gripped his homeland.

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Nicaraguan journalist Luis Sequeira wins Rory Peck Award | AFP

Nicaraguan journalist Luis Sequeira wins the prestigious Rory Peck Award, which honours freelance photo and video reporters, for his AFP coverage of recent violence that has gripped his homeland.

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Nicaraguans demand release of political prisoners | AFP

Nicaraguan protesters demanded the release of more than 130 opponents of the government of President Daniel Ortega. Nicaragua has been in a political crisis since large protests broke out against Ortega’s rule in 2018.

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Nicaraguan government releases all political prisoners | AFP

Student leader Edwin Carcache gets off a bus after being released by Nicaragua’s government. The activist is one of 50 opposition prisoners freed under a controversial new law granting amnesty to protesters and police involved in last year’s deadly uprising against President Daniel Ortega. IMAGES

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Nicaraguan youths head to Panama to ask Pope for help

A group of Nicaraguan youths board a bus to head to Panama City for World Youth Day, where they hope to ask Pope Francis, who is expected to attend the event, for help for the Nicaraguan and Venezuelan people.

Protesters throw rocks at cop car, set it on fire during violent clashes in Nicaragua

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Violent clashes erupted in Nicaragua’s capital on Sunday as protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

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Nicaragua: Ortega attacks UN after human rights report

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega attacks the United Nations during the commemoration of the 51st anniversary of the Pancasan guerrilla campaign in Managua, after the UN human rights office published a report on the country’s “climate of fear and mistrust”.

Nicaraguan town barricades itself from police and armed squads

The number of barricades multiplies in the western Nicaraguan village of Monimbo, which took on the Somocista dictatorship 40 years ago, and which is now facing President Ortega. “We have total control of the city. It is in the hands of the people of Masaya,” proudly claims a masked protester, as he adds the police have been “confined” to their quarters “for the past 20 days.”

Nicaraguan city cleans up after weekend of demonstrations

Over the weekend, thousands of Nicaraguans marched to the city of Masaya, a cradle of the Sandinista movement that is now a hotbed of resistance to President Daniel Ortega, the former guerrilla leader it catapulted to power four decades ago.

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – August, 7 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Argentine human rights activist locates stolen grandson after 35-year search, Costa Rican police detain two suspected drug traffickers with more than $1 million stuffed in their truck’s spare tires, tribal allies of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein say they’ve moved and reburied his corpse, and the Rosetta spacecraft becomes the first ever to reach the orbit of a comet.

ARGENTINA
Activist Finds Grandson After 35-Year Search
Estela de Carlotto has dedicated her life to finding the stolen children of Argentina’s 1970s ‘Dirty War’.

COSTA RICA
Police Arrest Alleged Traffickers With Sizable Stash of Cash
The father and son were caught on the Nicaraguan border more than $1 million stuffed in the spare tires of their truck.

IRAQ
Body of Former Dictator Moved to New Burial Site
Militiamen had broken into Saddam Hussein’s family plot and set it on fire.

SPACE
‘Rosetta’ Catches up to Comet After Decade-Long Chase
The spacecraft is in the comet’s orbit and will in the next few months try to land on its surface.

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