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    Two Miners Freed!

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    by Nicaragua Today

    NICARAGUA NEWS (Reuters) – Rescue workers have spoken to 20 miners still trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua, though seven are still unaccounted for, the government said on Friday. Some 29 miners were trapped on Thursday, with two of them rescued the same day, said Rosario Murillo, government spokesman and wife of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. “Twenty of them are in a safe place and have asked for food and water,” said Murillo. “Specialists are going to enter shortly and start the search,”...

Government Suggests Eating Iguana as Massive Food Crisis Looms

Posted on: Aug 29 2014 - 6:53pm | #0
In: Nicaragua News
Nicaragua Today
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NICARAGUA NEWS – Nicaragua is in dire straights. The country – Central America’s poorest – is facing widespread hunger because of bad harvests and the consequent rising prices for staple food items. Extended periods of hot, dry weather (the El Nino phenomenon) have brought drought to Guatemala, El Salvador, southern Honduras and across Nicaragua, destroying vast plains of maize and bean crops—staple foods of the region—and putting serious, unsustainable pressure on the entire food supply chain. The worst drought the country has suffered in 32 years means its inhabitants need to think creatively—and economically—in terms of food sources. One of the government’s suggestions? Iguana. A land management expert, Guillermo...

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Two Miners Freed!

NICARAGUA NEWS (Reuters) – Rescue workers have spoken to 20 miners still trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua, though seven are still unaccounted for, the government said on Friday. Some 29 miners were trapped on Thursday, with two of them rescued the same day, said Rosario Murillo, government spokesman and wife of Nicaraguan President...

Posted on: Aug 29 2014 - 5:56pm | #0
In: Featured, Nicaragua News
Nicaragua Today
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Revolutionary reminders around every corner

NICARAGUA TRAVEL – The beachside restaurant was a lantern-lit faux shack. The Pacific Ocean caressed the golden sands of Bahía...

Big Seizure of Cocaine By Nicaraguan Army and National Police During ‘Operación Bastón’

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NICARAGUA NEWS – Nicaraguan police and military forces have seized more than 900 kilos of cocaine in four separate drug operations in Rivas province, on the country’s west coast near the border with Costa Rica. “These successes are largely due to the professionalism and stability of the Nicaraguan Army and the Nicaraguan National Police,” said Paul Chavez, a security analyst...

Nicaragua Journal

How Nicaragua escaped neighbours’ deadly spiral

Family members and friends hug while mourning for a young man who was shot amidst what local media claimed are accusations of extortion from vendors at a market in Tegucigalpa August 26, 2014.

TODAY NICARAGUA (Reuters) – Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer. After stints in jail and treatment...

Three farmers study the route for the interoceanic canal on a map of Nicaragua, which the Chinese firm HKND Group presented in the southern city of Rivas during a meeting with people who will be affected by the mega-project. Credit: José Adán Silva/IPS

Nicaragua Pins Hopes for Progress on Grand Canal

NICARAGUA JOURNAL – (IPS) - Víctor Sánchez doesn’t want gold or the comfortable future income he was promised....


Nicaraguan Police Seizes 100 Kilograms of Cocaine

Posted on: Aug 24 2014 - 6:32pm | #0
In: Nicaragua News
Nicaragua Today
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NICARAGUA NEWS – Nicaraguan police report the seizure of more than 100 kilos of cocaine in an operation in the department of Matagalpa, around 125 kilometres north from this capital. Police Public Relations chief Fernando Borges told the media that the drug had been found in different places in that department. There were 85 kilograms hidden in truck, and several people were arrested and they will appear before Justice, he said. In another sector, 50 more kilograms of cocaine were found, also hidden in a vehicle. Borges explained that the operation was extended to several neighborhoods and resulted in the seizure of cranes, houses under construction, farms and vehicles, all of them related to the case in one way or another. The official...

Police leader: Nicaragua National Police Director Aminta Granera has emphasized “community policing,” in which officers get to know people in the neighborhoods they protect. Nicaraguan police seized nearly 20,000 illegal firearms between 2008 and 2013. The community policing approach and the firearms seizures have helped improve public safety. [Photo: Archive / AFP /Nicolas Garcia]

Nicaraguan police seize illegal weapons and reduce violent crime

NICARAGUA NEWS – Seizures by Nicaraguan National Police of nearly 20,000 illegal firearms during a recent five year span have been a key factor in reducing the homicide rate in the country, authorities said. Nicaraguan security forces seized more than 19,000 weapons between 2008 and 2013, according to El Nuevo Diario – including illegal pistols, machine guns,...

Posted on: Aug 22 2014 - 9:39pm | #0
In: Nicaragua News
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