Bishop Baez: “Paralyzed by fear, we are getting used to physical and moral violence”

Managua (Agenzia Fides) - "There is paralysis due to fear. There are people who are paralyzed by fear, unable to speak or express their outrage because of injustices and abuses of civil and military...

Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast Is the next luxury destination

For the past few years, Nicaragua has been steadily gaining traction as a luxury travel destination, while managing to escape the kitschy reputation many tropical regions take on once they’ve been “discovered.” Nicaragua has long...

Growing Call Center Market in Nicaragua

Concentrix announced that the company will be expanding its operations in Managua, where it has operated a call center since 2011. The announcement was made by Vice President Rosario Murillo, who pointed out that the...

Nicaragua Gvt. Approves US$10 million for Electrification

With a loan from OPEC, the second phase of the rural electrification project on the Caribbean coast will be financed. The decree must still be approved by the National Assembly, which will receive it in...

More Fast Food in Nicaragua

The Mexican franchise Taco Inn has started operating its first fast food restaurant in Managua, and plans to open five more next year. The franchise of Mexican origin Taco Holding already operates several fast food...

Tourists Stay Longer in Nicaragua

In the third quarter of this year tourists who arrived in the country stayed an average of 10.3 days, registering an increase of 15% compared to the same period in 2016. From a report by...

Nicaragua Appliance Imports Down 10%

Between January and September of this year, imports of durable consumer goods such as televisions, washing machines, refrigerators and telephones dropped by 10% compared to the same period in 2016. Figures from the Nicaragua Central...

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15 Bangladeshi Migrants Rescued On Highway To Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua –  Police in Nicaragua say they found, on Thursday, 15 Bangladeshi migrants wandering lost on a highway after their smugglers abandoned them. The...

Nicaragua rattled by 6.4 quake

(posted March 2, 5:15 am) — A series of strong earthquakes off the northwestern tip of the country shook Nicaragua out of her sleep early...

El Niño Triggers Drought, Food Crisis in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA NEWS (IPS) - The spectre of famine is haunting Nicaragua. The second poorest country in Latin America, and one of the 10 most...

Nicaragua gov’t projects 4.5% economic growth

photo/HaciendaFinance Minister Ivan Acosta (posted April 7, 6:00 pm) — Finance Minister Iván Acosta this week issued new projections that Nicaragua’s economy will grow 4.5%...

Banana Boom in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA - An improvement in international prices and an increase in export volumes are responsible for the 282% increase in revenues from banana...

Nicaragua’s Inter-Ocean Canal’s Complementary Studies Make Progress

(Prensa Latina) Essential complementary studies to begin construction works at Nicaragua's Inter-Ocean Canal make progress today, according to schedule, said project spokesperson Telémaco Talavera. We...

Maradona Says Declares Himself A Friend of Nicaragua, of Daniel Ortega

TODAY NICARAGUA - Former Argentine soccer star, Diego Armando Maradona, has declared himself a "soldier" of the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega. "I am a...

Nicaragua Authorizes Fishing in Recovered Caribbean Area

NICARAGUA NEWS - Nicaragua granted permits to ships from Honduras and Colombia to fish in the area recovered in 2012, after a decision by...

Sandinista judges gift wrap canal law in time for Christmas

(posted Dec. 19, 10 a.m.)– Demonstrating that it’s better to give than receive this holiday season, Sandinista magistrates in the Supreme Court ruled on...

Canal Promise of ‘Big Chrimstas Present’ Nicaraguans

TODAY NICARAGUA - The interoceanic canal from the Pacific to the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua was firsr proposed a century ago. In a few...

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U.S. Considers Nicaragua Sanctions for Venezuela links

The Venezuelan opposition met with members of Donald Trump’s administration last week to urge the White House to sanction Nicaragua and a company whose joint venture they say is helping to prop up the...

Rosario Murillo: La Heredera (The Heiress)

Rosarion Murillo, the "eternally loyal" to her husband and political partner, Daniel Ortega. In a profile by Confidencial in October 2016, before her election as the Nicaragua's vice-president, making her roled in government an official...

Nicaragua: “Enhancing” the Dictatorship?

(HAVANA TIMES) - Nicaragua doesn’t need to enhance the Family-State-Party system to install a new dynasty. It needs to dismantle it. 1) The phantom of abstention There were no surprises in the November 5th municipal elections...

Nicaragua Bishops: Profound Electoral Reform Needed

(Agenzia Fides) - The Nicaraguan Bishops 'Conference (CEN) gathered at the annual plenary Assembly from 13 to 15 November to learn and share the work of the various bishops' Commissions in the face of...

The Hague Court Admits Colombia Countersuit Against Nicaragua

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague accepted two countersuits presented by Colombia against Nicaragua, in the framework of the process of alleged violations of sovereign rights and maritime spaces in the...

How Nicaragua is becoming a renewable energy paradise

“First came the wind, then water, water everywhere. At first we wanted to stay and protect our things, but then we panicked.” Patricia Martinez can barely bear to remember the night she and her nine-year-old...

Immigration Status Unsure for Nicaraguans In The U.S.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it would terminate the status for some 2,500 Nicaraguans in January 2019, making the recipients of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) subject to deportation...

Nicaragua Government Condemns Violent Actions in Local Elections

The Nicaraguan government emphatically condemned today the isolated actions of violence that took place in the country around the municipal elections, in spite of the constant calls for peace from the authorities. In a statement,...

Nicaragua Climate Politics In Hot Water Over Canal Plan

(Reuters) Shaking off its climate change “pariah” status alongside the United States and war-torn Syria, Nicaragua took the plunge and joined the Paris Agreement to tackle global warming before U.N. climate talks began on...

Good Prospects for Retail in Nicaragua

The Nicaragua retail industry projects US$680 million in sales in the Christmas and end of the year season, which would represent a 7% increase compared to the 2016 season. The Cámara de Comercio y Servicios...

Nicaragua Looking for Alternatives in Face of US’ ‘Interventionist’ NICA Act

In the wake of the looming threat of the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA Act) — a U.S. bill that is set to impose economic and financial sanctions on Nicaragua — the country is...