Journalists’ lives at risk in Ortega’s socialist Nicaragua

Journalists’ lives at risk in Ortega’s socialist Nicaragua

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2018 Since anti-government protests broke out in socialist Nicaragua in April, more than 270 people have been killed and 2,000 injured. The world is aware of the situation thanks in large part to the nation’s independent media outlets. The Free Oress has now become a major target of President Daniel […]

A ‘nationalist’ White House resumes U.S. global leadership, including Latin America

A ‘nationalist’ White House resumes U.S. global leadership, including Latin America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders After eight years of the Obama Administration’s whining, false modesty and general incompetence, President Donald K. Trump has backed into the U.S.’ logical if not inevitable role as world leader. [Aspirations for United Nations assumption of that responsibility are at best disappointing.] It is ironic, to say the […]

Analysts: Nicaragua’s Ortega using Venezuelan tactics to suppress opposition

Analysts: Nicaragua’s Ortega using Venezuelan tactics to suppress opposition

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2018 Nicaraguan strongman Daniel Ortega is following the playbook of the socialist regime in Venezuela to violently crush the opposition, observers say. Since anti-government protests broke out in April, some 450 Nicaraguans have been killed as Ortega follows the Venezuelan strategy of deploying armed paramilitary gangs to enforce political control. “Both Ortega and (Venezuelan […]

Rights group: Masked paramilitary rules Nicaraguan streets in ‘undeclared state of siege’

Rights group: Masked paramilitary rules Nicaraguan streets in ‘undeclared state of siege’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2018 Between 1,000 and 1,500 masked paramilitary forces are protecting the rule of President Daniel Ortega amid ongoing unrest in Nicaragua, a rights group said. The Pro-Human Rights Association of Nicaragua reported on July 26 that the paramilitary force has killed 97 people since July 11 and is responsible for […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Comment: Media ignores growing national security threats

Comment: Media ignores growing national security threats

Special to WorldTribune.com By Frank Vernuccio, New York Analysis of Policy & Government newsletter The United States may be heading into one of the most dangerous periods in its history. The Obama Administration’s disinvestment in American national security came at precisely the same time that Russia, China, and North Korea dramatically increased their militaries. Insufficient […]

Iran foreign minister in Havana kicks off tour of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Bolivia

Iran foreign minister in Havana kicks off tour of Venezuela, Nicaragua, Chile and Bolivia

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said in Havana his visit would open a new chapter in the Islamic Republic’s relations with Communist-ruled Cuba. “We will start a new chapter in the bilateral relations with Cuba on the basis of a big (business) delegation accompanying […]