Ebrahim Raisi Sworn in as Iran’s Eighth President

Iran’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, has been sworn into office after winning last June’s elections. Raisi took his oath during a ceremony at the country’s parliament in Tehran and formally succeeded Hassan Rouhani. “Diplomacy and constructive and extensive engagement with …

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Nicaraguan Police Arrest Opposition Vice Presidential Candidate

Nicaraguan authorities have detained former beauty queen and opposition Vice Presidential candidate Berenice Quezada on Tuesday at her home in the capital Managua just three months before the upcoming elections. The Citizen’s Alliance for Liberty (CXL) tweeted that Quezada “was …

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Nicaragua Arrests Five More Opposition Figures

Police in Nicaragua arrested five more prominent opposition figures over the weekend, in what critics describe as a crackdown on opponents of President Daniel Ortega. On June 13, police arrested former Sandinista Health Minister Dora Maria Tellez, opposition leader Ana …

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Nicaraguan Police Arrest Third Potential Presidential Opponent to Daniel Ortega

Nicaraguan police on June 8 arrested a third potential opponent to President Daniel Ortega in the presidential elections later this year. Police arrested Felix Maradiaga after being summoned to the public prosecutor’s office. According to Maradiaga’s campaign, police stopped him …

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