Church and State in Nicaragua: Letter From Managua

Between 2013 and 2015, the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega spent roughly US$3.2 million installing decorative metal trees in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital. The “trees of life,” as they are called, weigh more than...

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 for many of the 17.1 million unsafe abortions performed globally...

Mexican and Central American Independence: A Historic Backdrop for Present Challenges

On September 15th, five Central American nations — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua — will celebrate 193 years of independence. On this day in 1821, Central American leaders accepted a plan...

Nicaragua’s Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

Imagine you’re a 15-year-old girl. One day, you’re hanging out at home when an older man comes by. He tells your parents he’s a researcher who wants to learn more about teenage girls. He...

Nicaragua Abortion Ban Threatens Health and Lives

Nicaragua’s total ban on abortion is putting women and girls’ health and lives at risk. The country’s 2006 law punishing abortion – without any exceptions, even if pregnancies are life-threatening or resulted from rape...

Essay: History of Nicaragua Independence

As an ordinary person on the street about Nicaragua, and you are sure to receive a bevy of responses. Tourists may make a note of its beaches and volcanoes, adventure travelers may remark about...

Nicaragua, A Place of Unforced Coexistence

Before I dive into my love for Nicaragua, I have to confess that my journey there was and is far from complete. I believe that any journey in a new place is never complete,...

Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua (IPS) - The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures...

Haunted by the mystery deaths in Nicaragua’s brutal sugarcane fields

TODAY NICARAGUA (Theguardian.com) - Two brothers stand in a dusty alley in the town of Chichigalpa in Nicaragua. They stare with suspicion at Australian photographer Josh Mcdonald, who has just captured their image –...

Meet the Sex Workers Replacing Cops in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA - “We are capable women, we defend our rights, and we are also contributing to justice in our country," said Sunflowers of Nicaragua member Maria Elena Davila. In most countries around the world,...

Staying Safe In Nicaragua and Central America

TODAY TRAVEL - As the cold begins to grip the northern hemisphere, many start thinking about southern climates, be it for a week's vacation in one country or extended stays that may include travel...

Nicaragua’s Indigenous Rama and Afro-descendant Kriol People

Deep in the rainforests of Nicaragua’s beautiful Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, the indigenous Rama and afro-descendant Kriol people are resolutely fighting for their culture and traditions, which are increasingly threatened by the brazen destruction...

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...

Nicaragua’s capital city is batshit crazy, which is why I love it

MANAGUA— Haters will tell you that Nicaragua’s capital city is a squat, squalid and disagreeable dump. Then they’ll point to the excess of Christmas clutter, Chávez idolatry, and tacky tableaux festooning every intersection across...

Corn Provides Life in Nicaragua

As with rice in Asia and wheat in the Middle East, corn made civilization possible in Mesoamerica and is still a vital element of life in Nicaragua’s countryside. Most families farm small plots of...

The Boomtown, the Gringo, the Girl, and Her Murder

When a local beauty turned up dead in Nicaragua's San Juan del Sur, the dream of paradise became a nightmare for one expat American surfer. He got 30 years and, predictably, a media melee...

Lunch On A Banana Leaf

TODAY NICARAGUA by Michael Miller - Lunch on a banana leaf. I just returned to a small outdoor restaurant in Granada, Nicaragua. They serve very local meals to mostly local people. It's fun to...

Latinas Impacting At Miss Universe

TODAY NICARAGUA - Once again, Latinas are the favoured to win the Miss Universe beauty pageant that will take place on December 20 in Las Vegas. As is common in the competition, Miss Venezuela, Miss...

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Nicaragua Unveils Central America’s Largest Baseball Stadium

Nicaragua has unveiled its long-awaited baseball stadium in Managua, replacing the former baseball field built in 1948. The new structure will hold up to...

Church and State in Nicaragua: Letter From Managua

Between 2013 and 2015, the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega spent roughly US$3.2 million installing decorative metal trees in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital. The...

Better Air Connectivity Between Nicaragua and the US

The private companies' association is in talks with United Airlines to promote the opening of a route that connects Nicaragua with the east coast...

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,...