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...


It’s Easier to Do Business In Nicaragua

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 for Economic and Social Development...

Electronic Banking in Nicaragua

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 banks began offering services for making electronic money transfers. The six banks are part of...

Nicaraguans Happier To Stay Home: Emigration Down 10.3%

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 Pública) for April reveals a drop of 10.3% decrease in emigration. According...

President Ortega Meets with Diego Maradona

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 Diego Armando Maradona, who is visiting this Central American country...






Nicaragua Attracts Attention of Foreign Visitors

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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...

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Nicaragua More Investment in Tourism Infrastructure

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  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 (Empresa Portuaria Nacional): The Executive President of Empresa Portuaria Nacional Virgilio Silva, presented to domestic...

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...

‘Chained’ festival marked on Good Friday in Nicaragua

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 as Judas to the town’s...

Nicaragua Momotombo Volcano Erupts

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...

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...

Momotombo Spews Ash and Sand

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TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua remains attentive to two strong explosions occurred Sunday in the volcano Momotombo, located in the western Department of León. The explosions were perceived by residents...

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

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(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...

Annual Inflation up to January 2016 is 3.19%

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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...

The Ultimate Vacation: Rent A Private Island In Nicaragua

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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...

What’s killing howler monkeys in Nicaragua?

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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...