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Residents of Nicaragua’s Granada city participated in a march this month to call for President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, to step down. ×
Residents of Nicaragua’s Granada city participated in a march this month to call for President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, to step down. ×

The Wall Street Journal


"PACK UP AND GET OUT": NICARAGUAN UNREST SHAKES U.S EXPAT COMMINTY


Text by John Otis


GRANADA, Nicaragua—After decades teaching social studies at a California high school, Noel Correa moved to Nicaragua, buying a home on the outskirts of this colonial city. Then, the country he chose as his retirement paradise began to unravel.

“We were just getting settled when the fighting broke out,” said Mr. Correa, 67, who arrived here with his wife in December. “Now we are in limbo.”

So are many other expats caught up in a three-month-old uprising against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, whose crackdown in response has killed more than 300 people.


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Noel Correa, an American school teacher, moved to the colonial city of Granada in December, months before an uprising began in response to the government’s violent crackdown on protests.

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Noel Correa, an American school teacher, moved to the colonial city of Granada in December, months before an uprising began in response to the government’s violent crackdown on protests.

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Downtown Granada was empty recently at dawn. The once abundant tourist trade has dried up amid the violence.

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Downtown Granada was empty recently at dawn. The once abundant tourist trade has dried up amid the violence.

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Young rebels set up barricades in Granada’s Arroyo Carita neighborhood to guard against attacks by police and paramilitary forces.

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Young rebels set up barricades in Granada’s Arroyo Carita neighborhood to guard against attacks by police and paramilitary forces.

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Elizabeth Maltez Ramírez held a picture of her deceased brother José Antonio Maltez Ramírez. She said he was killed in June by paramilitary forces during clashes with anti-Ortega rebels in the Arrollo Carita neighborhood where he lived.

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Elizabeth Maltez Ramírez held a picture of her deceased brother José Antonio Maltez Ramírez. She said he was killed in June by paramilitary forces during clashes with anti-Ortega rebels in the Arrollo Carita neighborhood where he lived.

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A rebel showed a picture of a young man who was wounded by a bullet during the clashes with government forces. This house was used as an improvised medical clinic to help the injured.

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A rebel showed a picture of a young man who was wounded by a bullet during the clashes with government forces. This house was used as an improvised medical clinic to help the injured.

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Granada’s abandoned streets. One-third of the country’s hotels and restaurants have closed since the uprising began.

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Granada’s abandoned streets. One-third of the country’s hotels and restaurants have closed since the uprising began.

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