A bishop in Nicaragua has claimed newly emergent armed groups in the semi-autonomous north of the country are drug traffickers and kidnappers without political ends, as the church continues to weigh in on the politically sensitive debate over such organizations. Over...


Nicaragua Capturing Foreign Aid

Nicaragua business opportunities Economic analysts and investment advisors can do well in Nicaragua, by helping local operations gain access to foreign cooperation, which last year passed $1 billion – close to 9% of the value of national production. Half of the funds went to state institutions, while the other half went to initiatives proposed by the private sector. Foreign cooperation in 2015...

Nicaragua’s capital city is batshit crazy, which is why I love it

Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is lined by the trees of life and some other psychedelic stuff MANAGUA— Haters will tell you that Nicaragua’s capital city is a squat, squalid and disagreeable dump. Then they’ll point to the excess of Christmas clutter, Chávez idolatry, and tacky...

Heavy Rains and Strong Winds Affec 124 Homes Countrywide

  TODAY NICARAGUA – Heavy rains and strongs winds nationwide during the last 48 hours left damage to 124 homes in four departments. Official reports say the departments of Managua, Leon, Masaya and Nueva Segovia were the hardest it. Of the 124 homes affected,...

Motorcycle Boom in Nicaragua

In 2015 55,000 motorbikes were sold and importing companies plan to increase sales by 11% during 2016 to reach 62,000 units. An article on Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports that “… Sales of these vehicles in the Nicaraguan market reached a volume of 55,000 units...






Nicaraguan Union Movements Ratify Their Support for Ortega

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(Prensa Latina) The National Workers Front (FNT) reaffirmed its support for a candidacy of the president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, for the November elections. During a meeting last night on the occasion...

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It’s Easier to Do Business In Nicaragua

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Managua, Nicaragua’s capital city TODAY NICARAGUA The time it takes to open a business has reduced from 36 to 13 days, and the number of procedures required to do so from 7 to 6. Excerpt from the executive summary of the “Economic Report 2016 Cross-Border Trade Institutions and Red Tape” by Funides: In this document the Nicaraguan Foundation...

Nicaragua Attracts Attention of Foreign Visitors

Cruise ship in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua (Prensa Latina) The arrival of a cruise liner today in the port of Corinto, in the department of Chinandega with 2,100 tourists on board, confirms tourist interest in Nicaragua, which is focusing...

Nicaragua More Investment in Tourism Infrastructure

  TODAY NICARAGUA – The state port company has announced it will begin construction of the fourth stage of Puerto Salvador Allende with a $36 million investment. From a statement issued by the National Port Company of Nicaragua...

Hydropower Market in Nicaragua to open again

TODAY NICARAGUA – If the Brazilian consortium confirms its resignation of the Tumarín project, Nicaragua will have start a new process in order to tender the project which is indispensable for the country’s development. The...

Interoceanic Canal Bogged Down in Nicaragua

The first infrastructure works for the Nicaragua canal began in the rural area of Brito in Rivas department, 112 km south of Managua, in December 2014, with reparations of dirt roads for land transport. But since then, the infrastructure works have come to a standstill. Credit: Ramón Villareal/IPS

The first infrastructure works for the Nicaragua canal began in the rural area of Brito in Rivas department, 112 km south of Managua, in December 2014, with reparations of dirt roads for land transport....

Climate Change Dries Up Nicaragua

Boats stranded on the dry bed of Moyúa lake in northern Nicaragua, which has lost 60 percent of its water due to the severe drought plaguing the country since 2014. Credit: Courtesy of Rezayé Álvarez

Boats stranded on the dry bed of Moyúa lake in northern Nicaragua, which has lost 60 percent of its water due to the severe drought plaguing the country since 2014. Credit: Courtesy of Rezayé Álvarez (IPS)...

As Venezuela Falters, So Too Will Nicaragua

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TODAY NICARAGUA – Political change comes slowly to Nicaragua. Nearly 27 years ago, the country’s civil war ended with a truce between the U.S.-supported Contra movement and the Soviet-backed...

‘Chained’ festival marked on Good Friday in Nicaragua

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TODAY NICARAGUA (RT.com) Nicaraguan Christians participated in ‘The Chained’ festival in the western Nicaraguan city of Masetepe, during which worshipers chased, caught and carried others dressed...

Nicaragua Momotombo Volcano Erupts

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TODAY NICARAGUA (Prensa Latina) Several explosions were registered on Tuesday in the Momotombo volcano, located in the western province of Leon. The volcano also spewed ash, gases and incandescent matter,...

Supreme Court To Decide Extradition of Nicaraguan Suspected Multiple Murders in Costa Rica

Photo from El19digital.com TODAY NICARAGUA – Dr. José Antonio Fletes Largaespada of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala Penal de la Corte Suprema de Justicia  – CSJ ) told Tu Nueva Radio the process has started to determine whether the Adrian  SalmeronSilva, 24, suspected...