TODAY NICARAGUA | Leasing plots of land in the country that are not being used could be an alternative for owners who do not have the resources nor the technology to exploit them. Nicaragua has almost the same amount of unused land as plots farmed with corn,...


Nicaragua’s North Caribbean To Get New Port

TODAY NICARAGUA | A terminal in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, would streamline logistics of cargo which currently comes through the ports of Limon in Costa Rica and Cortés in Honduras. If the plans of the National Port Company (EPN) are realised, the operator of the entire logistics system that involves moving goods through Nicaragua’s northern Caribbean could significantly improve their times....

Daniel Ortega Tops In Latin America: Poll

TODAY NICARAGUA | President Daniel Ortega leads the ranking of presidents in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Center of Studies and Data ( Centro de Estudios y Datos – CEDATOS), on the level of management of their administration. Ortega heads the list with a 75% approval rate. Rouding...

Nicaragua Confirms First Two Cases of the Zika Virus

TODAY NICARAGUA | Nicaragua reports two cases of the Zika virus, two women in the capital of Managua, said First Lady and government spokeswoman, Rosario Murillo. Murillo said Health ministry lab tests confirmed the presence of Zika after the women displayed symptoms...

Bodies of Shipwreck Victims and Survivors Back in Costa Rica; Captain Being Investigated For Drug Trafficking

Photo from Crhoy.com in Costa Rica TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua’s police, army and navy will investigate the captain of a tourist boat and his assistant for the deaths of 13 Costa Rican passengers killed when the vessel capsized in bad weather, a top government...






Nicaragua Reinforces Alertness For Zika Virus

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TODAY NICARAGUA –  Nicaragua is reinforcing the systems of alert and monitoring before the spread of the zika virus in the country and the region, said Doctor Socorro Gross today, a representative...

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British Newly-weds Escape Nicaragua Ferry Disaster That Kills 13

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Little Corn Island, Nicaragua TODAY NICARAGUA – A pair of British newly-weds are recovering in Nicaragua after the ferry they were on capsized in a storm in the Caribbean, drowning 13 fellow passengers. The couple, named as Charlotte Rainsford and Edward Beckett, were among 21 people rescued from mountainous seas when a giant wave sank the vessel on...

Costa Rica Registered Airplane With 89 Kg of Cocaine Found Abandoned in Chinandega

TODAY NICARAGUA – Authorities in search for four men seen leaving the area after allegedly abandoning the aircraft with 89 kilograms of cocaine. The airlane, with the call letters TI-ATRregistered in Costa Rica, was found abandoned...

15 Bangladeshi Migrants Rescued On Highway To Nicaragua

Their final destination is the United States. Foto: Alejandro Sánchez, El Nuevo Diario MANAGUA, Nicaragua –  Police in Nicaragua say they found, on Thursday, 15 Bangladeshi migrants wandering lost on a highway after their smugglers...

Corn Provides Life in Nicaragua

As with rice in Asia and wheat in the Middle East, corn made civilization possible in Mesoamerica and is still a vital element of life in Nicaragua’s countryside. Most families farm small plots of corn whose harvests, after being dried...

The Boomtown, the Gringo, the Girl, and Her Murder

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When a local beauty turned up dead in Nicaragua’s San Juan del Sur, the dream of paradise became a nightmare for one expat American surfer. He got 30 years and, predictably, a media melee ensued....

Nicaraguan Stock Market Keeps Growing

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TODAY NICARAGUA – In 2015 more than $1.2 billion in securities were traded on the stock exchange, a 21% increase compared to 2014, driven by trade in government securities. Short-term operations,...

Why Nicaragua Is A Better Retirement Choice Than Costa Rica

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TODAY NICARAGUA (Huffingtonpost.com) Nicaragua, long hidden behind the image of her picaresque president, is finally emerging as a top retirement and vacation hotspot. We’ve been making the case...

Lunch On A Banana Leaf

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TODAY NICARAGUA by Michael Miller – Lunch on a banana leaf. I just returned to a small outdoor restaurant in Granada, Nicaragua. They serve very local meals to mostly local people. It’s fun...

Ortega Showed His Dark Side

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Daniel Ortega (left) and his wife, Rosario Murillo, with Raul Castro a couple of years back. Photo LA PRENSA/EFE TODAY NICARAGUA (La Prensa) The executive secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human...

Nicaragua Eggs with Seal of Origin

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LA PRENSA/Carlos Malespin TODAY NICARAGUA – It has been announced that from January 2016 eggs marketed in the country must have a label with information indicating the area of ​​the country and...