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...


Dear travelers to Nicaragua: please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 5 things

Photo: David Dennis 1. Think twice before telling people you’re “American.” People in the United States refer to themselves as “Americans” as if we own that label. Central and South Americans find this offensive as they too are “Americans” and most of their countries were founded before ours. If you refer to yourself as an “American”, you may get called a chele, which is a version...

Nicaragua Mining Exports Continue to Decline

In the first four months of the year foreign sales fell by 5.5% year-on-year, affected by lower volume and lower average international prices. The Foreign Trade report by the Central Bank of Nicaragua said that exports in the mining sector contracted by 5.5% in the period from January to April compared...

Russia To Build Spy Base in Nicaragua

Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured meeting his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, who has led the left-wing Sandinistas for more than 30 years TODAY NICARAGUA – Russia has agreed a deal to build an electronic intelligence-gathering base in Nicaragua,...

6.1 Quake Hits Northern Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook the northwestern coast of Nicaragua late Thursday night, at 9:25pm, in the northwester part of the country, not far from the Hondura border. The walls of a church had collapsed in Chinandega, the city...






Daniel Ortega Named FSLN Presidential Candidate In November Elections

Nicaragua president Daniel Ortega. File photo

Nicaragua president Daniel Ortega. File photo TODAY NICARAGUA – During the sixth Congreso Sandinista Nacional “Comandante Tomás Borge Martínez”, Daniel Ortega was proclaimed as candidate...

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Nicaragua Announces Investments in Free Zone (Zona Francas)

An employee irons at a textile mill in the Industrial Park in the Free Zone in Managua. Getty Images

An employee irons at a textile mill in the Industrial Park in the Free Zone in Managua. Getty Images TODAY NICARAGUA – A Peruvian spinning mill is to invest $15 million in Las Mercedes Industrial Park, and soon three other companies from the call center and textile sectors will be setting up there too. Dean Garcia, executive director of the Nicaraguan...

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...

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...

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...

Motorcycle Boom in Nicaragua

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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...

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...

It’s Easier to Do Business In Nicaragua

Managua, Nicaragua's capital city

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...

Electronic Banking in Nicaragua

According to the website of Banpro, individuals can enter their online platform with your username and password and select "Transfers ACH"

According to the Banpro website, individuals can enter their online platform with their username and password and select “ACH Transfers” TODAY NICARAGUA – As of April 21, 6 Nicaraguan...

Nicaraguans Happier To Stay Home: Emigration Down 10.3%

Costa Rica is a major destination for Nicaraguan emigration

One of the main destinations of Nicaraguans is Costa Rica. TODAY NICARAGUA – Are Nicaraguan’s more happy than ever at home? The System Monitoring Public Opinion (Sistema de Monitoreo de Opinión...

President Ortega Meets with Diego Maradona

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Nicaragua president, Daniel Ortega (L), hugging Diego Armando Maradona. Photo Elnuevodiario (Prensa Latina) President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, received in his office the Argentine world soccer star...