USA calls for the violence in #Nicaragua to stop and early elections to be held

Map. History of Nicaragua conflict

18 August 2018
USA calls for the violence in #Nicaragua to stop and early elections to be held
Nicaragua's government says forces loyal to President Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes
Meanwhile, security forces are using considerable firepower
Protestors in Nicaragua using improvised 'mortar' systems in a direct fire role, from behind an improvised brick barrier. Video this morning from Masaya where police are dismantling barricades and clearing protesters. Casualties have been reported.
Pro-govt forces attack rebel Nicaraguan city of Masaya: church
U.N. seeks access to Nicaragua prisons, asks fate of missing activists
Dozens of university students in Nicaragua spent last night huddled inside a church, under siege from pro-government militias. It took "high level talks" to let the wounded out, then the gunfire continued. They're still surrounded this morning.
Nicaraguan protesters are seeking the ouster of President Daniel Ortega, who they accuse of establishing a dictatorship characterized by nepotism and brutal repression
The US evacuates its non-essential personnel from Nicaragua
"This has been a horror." Pro-government forces raid protest sites in Nicaragua, 14 killed
A raid by Nicaraguan pro-government forces leaves at least 14 people dead
More than 220 people have been killed in the ongoing unrest against the leftist Sandinista government of President Daniel Ortega since mid-April
Estelí: Clashes registered from early morning
The death toll rises to 309 during the clashes in Nicaragua
The bullets used in clashes in La Trinidad
At least six demonstrators shot and wounded in Nicaragua capital
The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights says seven people were killed in the capital Managua while another was killed in Masaya, bringing the total death toll to more than 200 since the start of anti-government protests that erupted two months ago
Rights groups estimate that up to 215 people have died in the ongoing violence in Nicaragua
Nicaraguan opposition bastion Masaya under attack from pro-government forces, according to NGO
Nicaragua: Another footage where we can see protesters using 2 self made 'El Niño' rocket launchers.
Reports of live shots in ​​San Jerónimo of Masaya
People in Ticuantepe goes out with pots to face government paramilitaries and riot police.
Attack in Masaya. Church bells start ringing in Masaya. Anti-riot and paramilitary mobs in the Coyotepe sector attacking. There are about 600 armed men.
Women in Ticuantepe go out to sound cazuelas in a roundabout where there is a dam. Heavily armed paramilitaries watch them.
Paramilitary attack in Masaya
Many Nicaraguans are hoping for a breakthrough in talks to end political violence that might lead to an end to the country's economic crisis
Nicaragua: Nicaraguan police are storming el Edén barrio in Managua which has become a stronghold of the anti-Ortega protests.
Nicaragua: the city of Masaya continues to look like a war zone. Protesters have put up barricades all over the city and started firing improvised weaponry at the police and Sardinista vigilantes.
Nicaragua: A little scheme to understand how "El Niño" works.
Nicaragua: Protesters in Nicaragua created an handmade rocket launcher: "El Niño" can kill people but, generally, protesters use it only to prevent police's advance.
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