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...

Rosario Murillo: The Voice and the Other Face of The Government

  NICARAGUA NEWS JOURNAL - (AP) — In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby...

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 the Nicaragua's vice-president, making her roled in government an official...

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...

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’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...

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...

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...

Nicaragua: Surviving without the Venezuelan Slush Fund

By María Teresa Romero (PANAMPOST) – The economic situation for the Sandinista government of Nicaragua compares favorably to that of the other Central American countries. Daniel Ortega’s administration is set to finish 2013 with...

Nicaragua A Renewabl Energy Paradise in Central America

(World Bank Report) Nicaragua is what many experts call a paradise of renewable energies. The country has extensive geothermic resources––resulting from its large volcanic chain and seismic activity––with excellent exposure to the wind and...

Is Nicaragua’s Constitution Facing an Extreme Sandinista Makeover?

A woman walks past murals of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega (r.) and Nicaraguan revolutionary and Sandinista leader Augusto Cesar Sandino in Catarina November 4. President Ortega’s ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front party will seek...

Nicaragua: Where sugar is not so sweet

We eat sugar every day, it sweetens our coffee in the mornings and it makes the perfect treat for children and adults alike. We all know that too much sugar is bad for our...

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...

A Fiesta in Barrio Pantanal

TODAY NICARAGUA - The New York Times reported that in Latin America the rate of population growth has dropped dramatically recently; Nicaragua is no exception. During the last two generations urbanization, increased access to health care...

Corporate Media Propaganda and CIA Covert Ops in Nicaragua & Central America

SPECIAL REPORT (Via Consortiumnews.com) Through Fox News and a vast media empire, Rupert Murdoch wields enormous political clout in the United States. Murdoch, who is now a kingmaker in American politics, was brought into those...

Growing Military Relations Between Nicaragua and Russia

TODAY NICARAGUA - Why have Russia’s already close military ties with Nicaragua grown stronger in recent years? Brenda Fiegel thinks the answer is a familiar one. By continuing to provide Nicaragua with military aid,...

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...

Questions Linger on Nicaragua Televisa Case

As Nicaragua prepares to extradite 18 Mexican citizens convicted of drug trafficking while posing as journalists, questions linger regarding the group’s operation and its ties to broadcast giant Televisa. The group was originally arrested in...

It’s 4 a.m. and I can’t resist the urge to jump out of bed

  TODAY NICARAGUA (By: Peter Schaller, Elephantjournal) It’s 4 a.m. and I can’t resist the urge to jump out of bed. I putter around the house a bit, put some coffee on, and scratch 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...