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...


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 construction of the hydropower station has been surrounded by secrecy and lack of transparency, conflicts of interest, legal and political uncertainty and cases...

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 TODAY...

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 (IPS) – A three-year drought, added to massive deforestation...

As Venezuela Falters, So Too Will Nicaragua

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 government of Nicaragua. Even decades after a 1990 settlement...






‘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...

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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, said researchers of the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies. According to volcanologist Armando Saballos, this Thursday’s explosions are...

Annual Inflation up to January 2016 is 3.19%

Mercado de la calle, Matagalpa TODAY NICARAGUA – In January, the CPI registered a variation of 0.11% and annual inflation stood at 3.19%, 2.26% lower than the figure for January 2015. The Central Bank reported that the monthly inflation...

The Ultimate Vacation: Rent A Private Island In Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – Rent your own private island on Airbnb and live the celebrity lifestyle, far flung from the rest of civilization. Imagine that. And all at a vastly different budget to celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Leonardo...

What’s killing howler monkeys in Nicaragua?

Something is killing howler monkeys in Nicaragua. And nobody knows what it is. Some conservationists speculate that the primates’ plight might be related to drought, food shortages or other environmental factors. But one leading primate...

Captain Of Boat Capsized In Corn Island Pleads Guilty

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Hilaro Blandón, owner and captian of the Reyna del Caribe that capsized on Jan. 23, 2016, claiming the lives of 13 Costa Ricans. PHoto LA PRENSA/J. Flores TODAY NICARAGUA – Hilaro Blandón, the...

Waterworks and Sanitation for US$48 million

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A tender is being launched in Nicaragua for the construction of pipelines, distribution networks, rural systems and installation of micrometers to improve the water system in the City of Bilwi. The project...

Nicaragua Praised by the IMF

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Lake Nicaragua The IMF noted the positive evolution of all the country’s economic indicators, and the drastic fall in poverty, with an increase of 33% in per capita consumption. From a press release...

Lease of Unused Land Could Be An Alternative Solution

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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...

Nicaragua’s North Caribbean To Get New Port

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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...

Daniel Ortega Tops In Latin America: Poll

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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),...