Nicaragua expels Mother Teresa’s nuns in latest crackdown – BBC News

The group had been stripped of its legal status on 28 June by the Nicaraguan parliament, where members of President Ortega ‘s Sandinista party are in the majority.

The nuns had been working with the poor in Nicaragua since 1988 and ran a children’s nursery, a home for abused and abandoned girls and a nursing home.

More than 200 organisations have been shut down in Nicaragua since 2018 for allegedly breaching strict new laws about funding.

Among those closed down is the renowned Nicaraguan Academy of Language as well as a medical charity providing surgeries for children with cleft palates.

Nicaragua expels Mother Teresa’s nuns in latest crackdown – BBC News