The Woman Who Reduced Impunity in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY  (IPS) – Guatemala’s first female attorney general has managed to reduce impunity in a country where over 90 percent of murders go unsolved. The changes undertaken by Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz...

U.S. Issues Travel Alert for Americans Residing in or Traveling to Nicaragua

(Today Nicaragua) The United States Department of State has issued a travel alert for its citizens about increased government scrutiny of foreigners’ activities, new requirements for volunteer groups, and the potential for demonstrations during...

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...

Nicaragua Companies Ask for Lower Electricity Rates

TODAY NICARAGUA - The private sector will be asking the government to implement a differentiated rate for electricity companies in order to avoid losing competitiveness against the rest of the region. In light of the...

Heavy Rains and Strong Winds Affec 124 Homes Countrywide

  TODAY NICARAGUA - Heavy rains and strongs winds nationwide during the last 48 hours left damage to 124 homes in four departments. Official reports say the departments of Managua, Leon, Masaya and Nueva Segovia were...

Climate Change Dries Up Nicaragua

(IPS) - A three-year drought, added to massive deforestation in the past few decades, has dried up most of Nicaragua’s water sources and has led to an increasingly severe water supply crisis. Since January, photos...

Major Colombian Drug Trafficker Detained in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA (Insightcrime.org) Nicaragua's authorities have detained Amauri Carmona Morelos, putting an end to the criminal career of one of the most prominent drug traffickers operating in the Central American country. Carmona, a Colombian drug...

Export Potential of Footwear Sector in Nicaragua

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...

Survey Shows High Approval Ratings for Daniel Ortega

NICARAGUA NEWS - The management of the government of Nicaragua is now approved by 59.9 percent of the people, a local survey revealed. According to data released by M & R Consultores, 73.4 of...

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...

New Industrial Park in Masaya

(TODAY NICARAGUA) An industrial park has been inaugurated which has 55,000 square metres dedicated to the production of textiles in the Siglo XXI free zone, in Niquinohomo, in the department of Masaya. The US$20 million...

Thirty Cases of Chikungunya Reported in Nicaragua

06 de octubre de 2014, 16:03Managua, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Nicaragua reported today the detection of a new case of chikungunya, bringing the total to 30 people affected by the...

Nicaragua Airport Works Announced

(TODAY NICARAGUA) The management company of the international airport in Managua has announced that it will allocate between $6 million and $10 million for expansion of the runway. Empresa Administradora de Aeropuertos Internacionales de Nicaragua...

Is Nicaragua the new Costa Rica?

NICARAGUA TRAVEL - Mention Nicaragua and a lot of people still think contras and rebels and civil war. “But that’s changing now,” says Raymundo Solorzano, a guide with 22 years of experience. “There are so...

Nicaraguan Coffee Industry In Problems

Disease is shaking up industry that accounts for almost half of Nicaragua’s exports NICARAGUA NEWS - It is more than 25 years since the first Irish volunteers came to Nicaragua to help pick the coffee...

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...

Nicaraguan President Speaks with Director General of OPEC Fund

15 de octubre de 2014, 12:23Managua, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, met with the Director General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Suleiman Jasir al-Herbish, it...

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...

A Financial Free Zone for Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA - The private sector is questioning the proposal to amend the legislation to create an international financial trade zone that provides financial services "extraterritorially". With this long-term project the aim is to modernize...

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Real Estate Boom in San Juan del Sur

US$200 million is the figure by which investment in real estate development is estimated to increase between this year and next in the nicaraguan...

Canadians Seek Business in Nicaragua

A group of entrepreneurs from Canada will be visiting the country to explore business opportunities in different areas and present an investment plan for...

Nicaragua: No. 8 In The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2018!

“Where should I retire?” This is the question we hear most often at International Living, and every January we give you our most definitive...

Nicaragua’s “Containment Wall”

(IPS) - Nicaragua’s “containment wall”, aimed at bolstering internal security, has been successful with regard to the fight against transnational crime. But its...

Nicaragua Shelves Canal, Promises Port

Of late there has been little or nothing about the Interoceanic Canada project or Grand Canal in Nicaragua, as the Ministry of Transportation and...

Nicaragua to Pay Costa Rica for Environmental Damage

THE HAGUE – The International Court of Justice ordered Nicaragua on Friday to pay Costa Rica $378,890 for environmental damages caused by its troops...

Fuente Will Once Again Make Cigars in Nicaragua

Arturo Fuente, known for its Dominican cigars, has announced plans for a new cigar factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. It is called “Gran Fabrica de...

Forget Costa Rica — here’s Central America’s new star

(NYPost.com) New Yorkers rarely stop to rest. Last year, I diagnosed myself with chronic over-scheduling: 12-hour work days and social events that led to...

5.0 Quake Hits Masachapa, Nicaragua

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted 76km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua at 19:06:04 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The...

Nicaragua’s Earthquakes

Yes, there are earthquakes in Nicaragua, but generally, they are small ones. In general, the earthquakes that experienced in Nicaragua are so weak that...