Nicaragua Shakedowns Like Highway Robbery

CALGARY HERALD - His face was smiling, but it was clear he wanted cash. And he had my driver’s licence. He was a member of the Nicaraguan National Police and he had pulled us...

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...

Nicaragua Moving Up As Contender For A-List Getaways

The recent opening of the country's first five-star hotel, the Mukul, makes Nicaragua an A-list getaway contender and attracting recent visitors like Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman, says the Hollywood Reporter. Though there is no...

Nicaragua’s Bottom-Up Rural Electrification

  TODAY NICARAGUA - For more than three decades, a group of engineers has been transforming the municipal region of El Cuá, in Nicaragua’s northern highlands, by building a series of small hydroelectric plants. Thirty years...

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...

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...

A Naked Nightmare in Nicaragua Begins

Amanda and Joshua strip down and begin their naked survival challenge in southern Nicaragua. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgVgchteFR4&w=853&h=480]

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 –...

Inter-Oceanic Canal in Nicaragua, a Great Work of Engineering

The start of the construction of the Grand Inter-Oceanic Canal in Nicaragua and the works attached to it, in late current year, is seen as a challenge to engineering. Today, around 400 professionals from different...

Italian Universities Help Nicaragua to Train Professionals

The Nicaraguan National Council of Universities (CNU) reported today that it would sign an agreement with Italian universities to train professionals and other necessary personnel. CNU President Francisco Telemaco said this ios a strategic alliance,...

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...

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...

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...

Where Is Daniel? His Absence Fueling Rumours About His Death

The government of Nicaragua and in particular Nicaragua's First Lady, Rosario Murillo, are maintaining total silence about president Daniel Ortega's absence from public life for the last ten days, fueling rumours that the 68...

Nicaragua Follows Its Own Path In Dealing With Drug Traffickers

NICARAGUA JOURNAL (NPR) -- Back in the day, the city of Bluefields inspired poets. In truth, it should be paradise, because it sits in an enviable position along Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. But as history unfolded,...

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...

A First Couple Runs Nicaragua

NICARAGUA JOURNAL (NPR) -- Nicaragua's gigantic transoceanic canal, if it gets built, will dwarf the neighboring Panama Canal. Ground-breaking is set to begin before the end of the year. The $50 billion mega project would...

Daniel Reappears Alive and Well!

The death of Nicaragua's president Daniel Ortega were exaggerated. The social media was abuzz on Monday on the possible death of the Sandinista leader, after his absence from public view for the last ten...

Nicaragua’s Only Billionaire Says Luxury Resort Can Lift Economy

NICARAGUA JOURNAL (Bloomberg) -- When the guerrilla army of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, led by Daniel Ortega, took over Nicaragua in 1979, one of its first acts was to seize the assets of the...

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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...

Magnitude 5.9 Quake Hits Southwest of Rivas, Nicaragua

The USGS has reported an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurring on Tuesday off the coast of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The earthquake occurred in Pacific...

A Bad Case of Gas: The Community Who See Volcano as an ‘Annoying Neighbor’

Nicaragua is home to dozens of volcanoes, many of which belch out volcanic gases. Sputnik spoke to Dr Evgenia Ilinskaya, a vulcanologist from the...