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...

First Real Estate Fund in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA - The fund managed by Invercasa will focus on acquiring both commercial and residential properties, and the minimum stake will be us$5,000. Sociedad Nicaragüense de Inversión, a subsidiary of Invercasa Group, has received...

40,000 Endangered Sea Turtles Expected In Nicaragua

Almost 15,000 endangered sea turtles are nesting in La Flor Wildlife Refuge on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, officials said. The marine reptiles are currently making nests to lay their eggs in this natural reserve...

Plastic Money in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA - Between December 2013 and December 2014 loans to cardholders increased by 27% while the number of inhabitants having possessing at least one card reached 800,000. At the end of 2014 it was...

The High Cost of Airline Tickets

TODAY NICARAGUA - Nicaragua suffers from lack of air connectivity and from inflated prices to be paid to fly to Managua from nearby cities. With only five direct air links, Nicaragua is, along with Honduras,...

Nicaragua New Plant Producing Coffee Seedlings

A subsidiary of Mercon Group is preparing to produce more than 10 million coffee seedlings per year to meet demand from local producers. In partnership with the Guatemalan company Pylons Antigua, the company Transplanta, belonging...

Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a Revoluion in Central America

NICARAGUA NEWS -- A hundred or so people have gathered under the intense midday sun at the main crossroads in this village on the south-westerly edge of majestic Lake Nicaragua. Many of those who’ve come...

Russia To Build Spy Base in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA - Russia has agreed a deal to build an electronic intelligence-gathering base in Nicaragua, which will no doubt renew fears of a new Cold War.   Moscow will also give Nicaragua 50 tanks...

Nicaragua Bus Attacks: More Questions than Answers

NICARAGUA NEWS - On August 7, Nicaraguan Police Chief Aminta Granera announced the capture of eight new suspects in the case, bringing the total up to 12, reported Spanish newspaper El Pais. According to Granera,...

Nicaragua Reinforces Alertness For Zika Virus

TODAY NICARAGUA -  Nicaragua is reinforcing the systems of alert and monitoring before the spread of the zika virus in the country and the region, said Doctor Socorro Gross today, a representative of the...

Nicaragua Expands Fertilizer Production

Q24N - With the enlargement, the storage capacity in the plant making nutrition products for crops which Disagro operates in Corinto will increase from 35,000 to 55,000 metric tons. US$4 million was invested in the...

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...

Cargo Robberies in Northern Triangle Hamper Regional Commerce

Q24N - Criminal groups are stealing commercial shipments transiting Central America's Northern Triangle, illustrating how insecurity in the region is negatively impacting regional trade. A recent report from Nicaraguan news outlet El Nuevo Diario delves...

Nicaragua Opportunities in the Caribbean

TODAY NICARAGUA - The total amount of available land ideal for developing agricultural activities is estimated at 2 million hectares, and is mainly situated in the east of the territory Attracting more investment from companies...

4.7 Quake Hits Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast

A 4.7 earthquake hit the Pacific coast of Nicauragua this morning, reports the Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (Ineter). The quake occurred at 6:31AM, with its epicentre located some 60km off the beaches of Poneloya,...

Nicaragua Mining Companies Increase Investment

TODAY NICARAGUA - The concessionaire B2Gold expects to invest $44 million this year in the La Libertad, Santo Domingo and El Limón mines, while HEMCO SA plans to spend $14 million on the operation...

The Mara Women: Gender Roles in Central American Street Gangs

A study of gender roles in Central America’s “maras” sheds light on the dual role of women, who are simultaneously violently exploited and heavily relied on by male gang members. The study “Violent and Abused”,...

Grand Canal: Associated Banking Services

TODAY NICARAGUA - Promerica Group has proposed to the concessionaire of the project HKND the opening up of bank branches along the Canal and the provision of other financial services during the execution of...

Narco-Islands: The Honduras-Belize Tourist Bridge

Islands off the coasts of Honduras and Belize, two of the poorest Central American nations, offer drug traffickers respite and a ready-made labor force to move their product.  The 31 bales were hidden among a...

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Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast Is the next luxury destination

For the past few years, Nicaragua has been steadily gaining traction as a luxury travel destination, while managing to escape the kitschy reputation many...

Growing Call Center Market in Nicaragua

Concentrix announced that the company will be expanding its operations in Managua, where it has operated a call center since 2011. The announcement was made...

Nicaragua Gvt. Approves US$10 million for Electrification

With a loan from OPEC, the second phase of the rural electrification project on the Caribbean coast will be financed. The decree must still be...

More Fast Food in Nicaragua

The Mexican franchise Taco Inn has started operating its first fast food restaurant in Managua, and plans to open five more next year. The franchise...

Tourists Stay Longer in Nicaragua

In the third quarter of this year tourists who arrived in the country stayed an average of 10.3 days, registering an increase of 15%...

Nicaragua Appliance Imports Down 10%

Between January and September of this year, imports of durable consumer goods such as televisions, washing machines, refrigerators and telephones dropped by 10% compared...

U.S. Considers Nicaragua Sanctions for Venezuela links

The Venezuelan opposition met with members of Donald Trump’s administration last week to urge the White House to sanction Nicaragua and a company whose...

Rosario Murillo: La Heredera (The Heiress)

Rosarion Murillo, the "eternally loyal" to her husband and political partner, Daniel Ortega. In a profile by Confidencial in October 2016, before her election as...

Nicaragua: “Enhancing” the Dictatorship?

(HAVANA TIMES) - Nicaragua doesn’t need to enhance the Family-State-Party system to install a new dynasty. It needs to dismantle it. 1) The phantom of...

Nicaragua Bishops: Profound Electoral Reform Needed

(Agenzia Fides) - The Nicaraguan Bishops 'Conference (CEN) gathered at the annual plenary Assembly from 13 to 15 November to learn and share the...