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,...

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...

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...

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...

Nicaragua Pins Hopes for Progress on Grand Canal

NICARAGUA JOURNAL - (IPS) - Víctor Sánchez doesn’t want gold or the comfortable future income he was promised. He just wants to live the life he has always lived on his farm along the...

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...

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...

Nicaragua will Exceed 1.5 Billion Dollars in Direct Investment

Nicaragua this year expects to exceed 1.5 billion dollars in direct investment in sectors like manufacturing, agriculture and energy, today said the delegate of the Presidency for these issues, Álvaro Baltodano. The official said...

Nicaragua Relies On ‘Eight-Legged Hairy Critters’ For Hope

Tarantulas are Nicaragua's latest cash crop NICARAGUA JOURNAL (AFP) - His corn and bean fields ravaged by drought, Nicaraguan farmer Leonel Sanchez Hernandez grudgingly found a new harvest: tarantulas. He gets a little over a dollar...

Two Strong Earthquakes Shake Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast

Two early morning quakes, registering 6.4 and 5.5 on the Richter Scale, shook Nicaragua's Pacific coast, causing alarm in several parts of the country. No reports of casualties or damages  official sources reported. The first...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 –...

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,...

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,...

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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...