Nicaragua Praised by the IMF

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 issued by the IMF: On...

Why Nicaragua Is A Better Retirement Choice Than Costa Rica

TODAY NICARAGUA (Huffingtonpost.com) Nicaragua, long hidden behind the image of her picaresque president, is finally emerging as a top retirement and vacation hotspot. We've been making the case for Nicaragua for years. Why do I...

Ortega Showed His Dark Side

TODAY NICARAGUA (La Prensa) The executive secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (Asociación Nicaragüense Pro Derechos Humanos - ANPDH). Alvaro Leiva, reaffirms the position of the government of Daniel Ortega's position in...

Nicaragua Blames U.S For Encouraging Illegal Migration

TODAY NICARAGUA (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government pointed out Tuesday the responsibility of the United States in the encouragement of an insecure, unworthy, disordered and illegal migration that affects Cuba and the Central American...

Work On The Gran Canal Starts Today

  TODAY NICARAGUA - The Government of Nicaragua and the Chinese firm, HKND Group, will today inaugurate the official start of the construction of the Gran Canal de Nicaragua, amid the protests of farmers whose...

Uncertainties Surround Nicaragua’s New Canal Project

Nicaragua is soon to begin construction on a new canal connecting the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean. But even as up to 30,000 people face resettlement, details on the Chinese-funded mega-project remain sparse. NICARAGUA...

Canadian Comics Standing Up for Nicaragua

NICARAGUA NEWS -- On Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., Canadians will get a unique opportunity to laugh it up in Ottawa, in the second edition of “Stand Up for Nicaragua”  featuring comedians Mike...

7.3 Quake Shakes Nicaragua

NICARAGUA NEWS - A quake struck off the coast of Nicaragua and El Salvador late on Monday night rattling much of Central America. At first the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported the quake occurring at...

My Time in a Nicaraguan Prison

TODAY NICARAUGA (By Chad Cunningham, Nicaragua Dispatch) -- In my imagination, this story starts with me laying on the beach in Costa Rica. My black Labrador, Tripper, is happily rolling around in the sand....

Record Rains Flood Homes, Touch Off landslides in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA NEWS -- Coordinadora del Consejo de Comunicación y Ciudadanía (Coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council), Rosario Murillo, gave a new report on the damages from the rains and said that the Sandinista government...

Record Rains Kill 5-Year-Old Girl in Nicaragua

  NICARAGUA NEWS -- Record rains unleashed landslides and caused flooding that swamped hundreds of homes and swept a 5-year-old girl to her death, Nicaraguan officials said Thursday. The country's Institute of Territorial Studies said 14.9...

Nicaragua Reports Thirty Cases of Chikungunya

NICARAGUA NEWS -- Authorities of Nicaragua reported  Monday the detection of a new case of Chikungunya, bringing the total to 30 people affected by the virus. The coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council, Rosario...

Nicaragua Hit By Meteor As Giant Asteroid Misses Earth

A small meteorite blasted out a large crater when it crashed into the Nicaragua's capital Termed as a "relatively small" incident by Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo, the meteriote that night near Managua's International Airport and...

20 Miners Rescued From Gold Mine After Landslide

NICARAGUA NEWS - Most of 24 trapped Nicaraguan gold miners have been freed after a mine collapse, officials said. The miners were slightly dehydrated but otherwise in good health said Deputy Interior Minister Carlos Najjar...

Two Miners Freed!

NICARAGUA NEWS (Reuters) - Rescue workers have spoken to 20 miners still trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua, though seven are still unaccounted for, the government said on Friday. Some...

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Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...

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A prominent activist fighting the Maduro regime in Venezuela has asked the United States government to investigate Alba de Nicaragua S.A. (Albanisa), a subsidiary...

Images Of The Effects of Nate in Nicaragua

The persistent rains that Tropical Storm Nate caused in Nicaragua, affected many areas of the North Caribbean, Chontales and in the municipalities located in...

Nate Wreaks Havoc in Nicaragua

Moving up from Costa Rica, Tropical Storm Nate’s arrival in Nicaragua followed two weeks of near-constant rain that had left the ground saturated and...

Nicaragua’s Private Sector Lobby Gets Into Gear to Stop US Economic Sanctions

The American Chamber of Commerce of Nicaragua (AmCham) is taking measures to prevent the US government from placing economic sanctions on the country similar to those targeting the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás...

More Nicaraguan Coffee in Japan

  Exports in the first eleven months of the 2016/17 harvest totaled US$17.6 million, 53% more than anything sold to the Asian country in the...

Allegations of Nicaragua, Venezuela Complicity in FARC Money Laundering Resurface

(InsightCrime) Recent testimony before the US Senate revived allegations that a Venezuela-owned company in Nicaragua may have laundered money for Colombia's demobilizing FARC guerrillas,...

Nicaraguan man’s guilty plea wraps up old drug money-laundering case

A dual citizen of the United States and Nicaragua who evaded authorities for nearly two decades pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Orleans to his...

Nicaragua To Join Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria

Nicaragua will reportedly join the Paris climate accord. If it does, it will leave the United States and Syria as the only two nations...

Nicaragua Claims No ‘Cartel’ Presence, But Past Cases Tell a Different Story

Authorities in Nicaragua are trumpeting their counternarcotics efforts, which they say have kept "cartels" out of the country. But a series of prosecutions of...