Stranded at Nicaragua border, Cuban migrants’ American dream in peril

TODAY NICARAGUA (Reuters) - In the week Cuban migrant Lenin Rivacoba has slept rough on Costa Rica's border with Nicaragua, he was briefly blinded by tear gas, lost hearing in one ear and is...

It’s Easier to Do Business In Nicaragua

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...

Nicaragua and Venezuela: Wheels Are Starting to Fall Off ALBA

NICARAGUA NEWS - The ongoing political, economic and social crisis in Venezuela is starting to reverberate in Nicaragua. With no explanation and a level of extreme hermetic silence that characterizes the Sandinista government, 120...

Colombia’s Santos Delivers Nicaragua’s Speech To The UN

Nicaragua Dispatch  - Speaking on behalf of President Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos addressed the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday to trumpet his government’s advances in everything from the...

Nicaragua Cattle Smuggled to Honduras

Cattle-running groups have reportedly illegally transported 22,000 heads of cattle from eastern Nicaragua to Honduras in three months, highlighting the size of a trade that allegedly relies on corrupt officials and large landowners.  According to...

15 Bangladeshi Migrants Rescued On Highway To Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua –  Police in Nicaragua say they found, on Thursday, 15 Bangladeshi migrants wandering lost on a highway after their smugglers abandoned them. The men, aged between 18 and 33, were located at kilometre...

Nicaraguan Cocoa in the “Big Leagues”

TODAY NICARAGUA - The country's inclusion in the list of fine cacao producers drawn up by the International Cocoa Organization has improved product positioning in the major buyer markets From a statement issued by ProNicaragua: As of...

93 percent of high school grads fail UNI entrance exam

Less than 7% of recent high school graduates who took the National Engineering University’s (UNI) entrance exams this month passed, marking a slight improvement from last year’s results. Of the 2,656 aspiring university students who...

How MS13 and Barrio 18 are Extending Their Reach to Nicaragua

Young people in Nicaragua who migrate to Honduras and El Salvador for work have been influenced by powerful street gangs MS13 and Barrio 18, leading to the development of local groups modeled after these...

British Tourist Rescues Endangered Turtles in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA NEWS - A British man on holiday in Nicaragua has rescued two large loggerhead turtles from potentially ending up on a dinner menu. Chris Skone-Roberts, 44, was horrified when he saw two 5ft loggerheads...

Is Nicaragua giving Colombia Rebels Citizenship As Shield Against US?

Nicaragua has possibly given the leadership of Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC either citizenship or political asylum, which would shield them from international and US justice, Spanish newspaper El Economista reported Wednesday. According to La...

Nicaragua Dispatch to become crowdsource news site

Dear Gentle Reader,  When The Nicaragua Dispatch tried to sign off last July, the outpouring of public support for the webpage was both touching and inspiring. It was clear to sign to me that the...

Nicaragua Supports Palestine Resistance Amid Israel Colonization

TODAY NICARAGUA (Telesur) Since taking office in 2007, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has been a staunch defender of Palestine and a critic of Israeli human rights abuses. As Israel continues to illegally expand its settlements...

Strengthening the Miskitu and Mayangna Languages in Nicaragua Through Digital Media

In the beginning, the project “Miskitus and Mayangnas on the Internet” consisted of a series of three workshops and two forums which focused on the creation of personalised media platforms for young people. Three...

Sandinistas approve constitutional reforms in second vote

Nicaragua’s 25 opposition lawmakers walked out on the National Assembly today after failing to stop the Sandinista supermajority from steamrolling their new constitution into law, clearing the way for President Daniel Ortega’s indefinite reelection. The...

Uruguay First Country To Legalize Marijuana

People attend a demonstration in support of the legalization of marijuana outside the Congress in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Tuesday. Uruguay, that little known small country in South America, is the first country in the world to...

Nicaraguan army touts national security

photo/ Tim RogersGen. Julio Cesar Aviles With nods to President Daniel Ortega’s political project and special “reverence” for the Russian government, Nicaragua’s top brass, Gen. Julio César Avilés, said national security provided by the armed...

“Fidel Backed The Just and Noble Causes,” Said Ortega At Castro’s Memorial Service

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS - In an unscripted and with the aid of Raul for the exact dates, Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega gave an emotional speech at the memorial service for Fidel Castro in La...

China to Build $40-Billion Canal Through Nicaragua

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appears to be back on track with closing a deal for Communist China to begin building an inter-oceanic waterway to rival the Panama Canal. The South China Morning Post, on...

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In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

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...

Venezuelan Subsidiary in Nicaragua May Face Sanctions from US

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...