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    Nicaragua Invisions 100,000 Tourists for National Holidays

    Nicaragua invisions that more than 100,000 domestic and foreign tourists will attend national holidays – festas patrias –  this week. According to Lucy Valenti, president of the National Chamber of Tourism of Nicaragua (Canatur), thanks to the tourist flow, the country’s income for this reason might account for over US$18 million only from September 14th […] More

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    Mexican and Central American Independence: A Historic Backdrop for Present Challenges

    On September 15th, five Central American nations — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua — will celebrate 193 years of independence. On this day in 1821, Central American leaders accepted a plan drafted by the Mexican Agustin de Iturbide, declaring the five nations free from Spain. A diaspora of people with ancestry from […] More

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    The Nicaragua Canal becomes the government’s Achilles heel

    In one sense, it does not matter if the environmentally catastrophic 173-mile, 50-billion dollars Nicaragua Grand Canal mega-project goes ahead or not. Its adverse impacts on Nicaraguans’ human rights are already being felt. That is the message Mónica López Baltodano, director of Nicaraguan NGO Fundación Popol Na. “People say: ‘there’s not even a canal, so what are […] More

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    Expo-Taiwan 2017 kicks off in Nicaragua

    TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— At least 30 Taiwanese exhibitors and 28 Nicaraguan companies took part in Expo-Taiwan held from Aug 24-26 at Olof Palme Convention Center in Nicaragua. Hundreds of people attended the event to try the gadgets presented by Taiwanese exhibitors, and interacted with Asus robot Zenbo, which was designed to provide assistance and entertainment. […] More

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    Nicaragua Increases Minimum Wage

    On September 1, the 4.1% rise in the minimum wage for workers in nine of the ten sectors established by law will come into force. The 4.125% increase is part of the 8.25% adjustment approved jointly by the private sector, government and unions in February, agreed that the adjustment would be made in two parts, […] More

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    Solar Eclipse Dazzles Nicaragua

    Although the eclipse in Nicaragua was only 30%, the entire country experienced astronomical fever throughout the territory. Thousands of people gathered at public observation points, universities or schools to safely enjoy this natural phenomenon that will be repeated for up to six years in our region in 2023. More

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    The Plan to Modernize Managua

    A proposal for urban development in the capital of Nicaragua would require an investment of at least US$500 million in drains, street readjustments and redesign of the public transportation system, among other works. Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports that “…The new Managua and its planning would be regulated by the use of land, as well as the type […] More

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    Nicaragua’s Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

    Imagine you’re a 15-year-old girl. One day, you’re hanging out at home when an older man comes by. He tells your parents he’s a researcher who wants to learn more about teenage girls. He wants to know if he can talk with you for a while and take notes on your answers. Sure, you say, […] More

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    Canadian Couple Building Schools in Nicaragua

    Sarah Kerr and Tom Affleck have a special affinity for Nicaragua. For the last 11 years, they’ve regularly visited the impoverished country to build classrooms and provide children with much-needed school supplies and books through their charitable organization, SchoolBOX. Back in 2006, Affleck, who currently works as the entrepreneurial leader for Knox Presbyterian Church, was […] More

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    Nicaragua’s Support of Venezuelan Regime Makes US Sanctions More Likely: Ambassador

    US Ambassador to Nicaragua Laura Dogu said that President Daniel Ortega’s support of Venezuelan Dictator Nicolás Maduro could directly influence whether the United States Congress decides to impose sanctions on the Central America country. “Yes it can have an impact,” Dogu said, “because Nicaragua is pending a vote on the Nica Act and I know that […] More

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    Amnesty condemns ‘campaign of harassment’ against Nicaragua canal critics

    Nicaragua’s former revolutionary leaders have led a campaign of harassment and persecution against communities opposing the construction of a controversial canal that threatens the homes and livelihoods of tens of thousands of people, according to Amnesty International. Plans to construct a $50 billion dollar shipping canal 175 miles long and 500 yards wide have provoked […] More

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    Bianca Jagger and Amnesty International Begin Global Campaign to Repeal the Nicaragua Canal Law

    TODAY NICARAGUA – This past Thursday in Managua, Nicaragua, Bianca Jagger,  human rights defender and founder of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation and Amnesty International launched a “global campaign” to demand the repeal of Law 840 passed in 2013, which awards a concession for the construction of an Inter-Oceanic Canal to the Chinese company HKND […] More

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    Nicaragua Abortion Ban Threatens Health and Lives

    Nicaragua’s total ban on abortion is putting women and girls’ health and lives at risk. The country’s 2006 law punishing abortion – without any exceptions, even if pregnancies are life-threatening or resulted from rape – has driven abortions underground. The ban has not stopped abortion, but has made it more unsafe. Women and girls with […] More

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    Nicaragua Promotes Using SMS To Encourage Breastfeeding

    TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua will present during a international conference a pilot project that promotes the healthy practice of breastfeeding by sending text messages to couples expecting a baby, Unicef ​​reported. The project, led by Unicef, is implemented in the municipality of Bluefields, in the Autonomous Region of the South Caribbean (RACS), and is to […] More

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    Nicaraguan Tourists No Longer Need Visa To Colombia

    TODAY NICARAGUA – Colombia has eliminated the visa requirements for tourists from Nicaragua to visit the South American country. Colombia’s Foreign Ministry, in eliminating the travel block, said the reasons was in the interest of encouraging tourism in Colombia, so it will help more people to visit the country. However, the Foreign Ministry clarified that […] More

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