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Deadly Attacks in Nicaragua Fuel Fears of 'Contras' Revival

Deadly Attacks in Nicaragua Fuel Fears of 'Contras' Revival

A group calling itself the "Armed Forces for National Salvation" has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks on government supporters in Nicaragua, adding weight to claims that armed groups that have sprung up in the country in... Read more

Nicaragua Country Profile

Nicaragua has been spared much of the violence that has shaken its neighbors, and while the country does appear to host at least one transnational criminal organization, so far it has not seen the kind of gang wars affecting the Northern Triangle countries: Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

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Reñazcos

Reñazcos

Based primarily in Nicaragua's South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS), the Reñazco family is active primarily... Read more

Tarzanes

Tarzanes

This Nicaraguan drug trafficking group is linked to the Reyes Aragon family, headed by Augustin... Read more

Francisco Zeledon

Francisco Zeledon

Francisco, or Frank, Zeledon, runs a drug trafficking network from the city of Bluefields on... Read more

Amauri Carmona Morelos

Amauri Carmona Morelos

Originally from San Andres, Colombia, Carmona identifies himself as Alberto Ruiz Cano in Nicaragua. He... Read more

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