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Export Potential of Footwear Sector in Nicaragua

Posted on: Oct 30 2014 - 3:42am | #0
In: Business, Nicaragua News
Nicaragua Today
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NICARAGUA NEWS — The country wants to take advantage of the tariff preferences it has to export shoes to the United States and the European Union so as to attract foreign investment to the sector and turn it into an export platform. All footwear manufactured in Nicaragua has duty free access to the United States, the European Union and other important markets. The numerous preferential access agreements which the country has signed have made it an attractive platform for exports to more than 1,500 million people worldwide. One of the preferential access agreements which is relevant to the export of footwear is the Free Trade Agreement between Central America and the Dominican Republic (DR-CAFTA). This agreement, which came into effect...

Nicaragua Dedicates Symphonic Concert to Cuba

NICARAGUA NEWS (Prensa Latina) — Nicaraguans and representatives of Cuba, Venezuela and Ecuador enjoyed of a symphonic concert with songs by Silvio Rodriguez and Pablo Milanes, held at this capital’s Ruben Dario’s Theater. As part of celebrations on occasion of the Cuban Culture Day, held on October 20, Nicaraguan singers delighted the participants...

Posted on: Oct 28 2014 - 7:13am | #0
In: Nicaragua News
Nicaragua Today
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More than 1 Million Tourists And Counting!

NICARAUA NEWS — Nicaragua has exceeded 1 million visits by foreign tourists, confirmed Mayra Salinas, president of the Instituto...

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Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAUGA TRAVEL (CNN) —On some forgotten day in 2004, Cerro Negro, a soot-colored volcano in Nicaragua, was host to an unusual...

Second Stage of Tour of Nicaragua Begins

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NICARAGUA NEWS — (Prensa Latina) Representatives from six nations will seek to win at the 2nd stage of the 14th Cycling Tour of Nicaragua, the first stage was won by Costa Rican athlete Gabriel Marin. Marin completed the day before a heavy rain, a stage with more than 100 kilometers (62.1 miles) from the capital and to the city of Leon, in time of one hour, 50 minutes and 44 seconds. After...

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Nicaragua Flooding Left 24 Dead (Photos)

NICARAGUA NEWS — Driving rain that has swamped most of Nicaragua for days has killed 24 people, authorities said Sunday,...


Nicaragua Wants “Competitive Energy”

Posted on: Oct 22 2014 - 1:10pm | #0
In: Business, Nicaragua News
Nicaragua Today
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NICARAGUA NEWS — In the view of entrepreneurs it is not enough to change the energy mix towards the renewable sources and they are proposing a strategy be defined for the country in order to compete in the region. A proposal to create a long-term policy between business and government “…” where the private sector makes a commitment to invest in renewable energy and this energy somehow, goes to those great industries that generate employment in the country, such as the free zone ‘, said César Zamora, country manager of the energy company IC Power . Reducing energy costs will allow the country to improve its position in the region and attract more foreign investment, not just because it has cheaper labor than in...

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Nicaragua Flooding Left 24 Dead (Photos)

NICARAGUA NEWS — Driving rain that has swamped most of Nicaragua for days has killed 24 people, authorities said Sunday, sparking fears of a potential health crisis in some areas. The flooding has left more than 33,000 people homeless and many are cramming into shelters around the Central American nation, government spokeswoman and first lady Rosario Murillo...

Posted on: Oct 21 2014 - 2:35pm | #0
In: Nicaragua Journal, Nicaragua News
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Nicaragua Flooding Left 24 Dead (Photos)

Posted on: Oct 21 2014 - 2:35pm | #0
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NICARAGUA NEWS — Driving rain that has swamped most of Nicaragua for days has killed 24 people, authorities said Sunday, sparking fears of a potential health crisis in some areas. The flooding has left more than 33,000 people homeless and many are cramming into shelters around the Central American nation, government spokeswoman and first lady Rosario Murillo said. The government has rushed 5,000 emergency food kits to an area on the Caribbean coast near the Honduran border where mostly Miskito indigenous people have been cut off by the overflowing Prinzapolka and Coco rivers. Local officials are worried the over-soaking could boost mosquito populations, therefore increasing the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses. And “with the degree...

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Blockade on Cuba Violates International Law, Nicaraguan Legislator Says

NICARAGUA NEWS (Prensa Latina) — The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba is violating all rationality, agreements, and principles of the international law, Nicaraguan legislator Carlos Emilio Lopez said. Referring to that policy in force for more than 50 years, the member of the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee...

Posted on: Oct 20 2014 - 2:17pm | #0
In: Nicaragua News
Nicaragua Today
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