One year has passed since thousands of Nicaraguans took to the streets in protest against a decision by the government of President Daniel Ortega to reform the country's pension system. The protests led to some of the worst violence in Nicaragua in recent years, and the Central American country has yet to recover. Cristina Caicedo Smit has this report.
The United States is implementing tough new measures to crack down on Cuba and to discourage its support for President Nicholas Maduro in Venezuela. In a major policy reversal, the Trump administration is allowing U.S. citizens to sue foreign companies and individuals who use property in Cuba confiscated from them decades ago by the communist government of then-Cuban leader Fidel Castro. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from the State Department.