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...

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, 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 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...

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,...

El Niño Triggers Drought, Food Crisis in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA NEWS (IPS) - The spectre of famine is haunting Nicaragua. The second poorest country in Latin America, and one of the 10 most vulnerable to climate change in the world, is facing a...

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,...

Jicaro Island Ecolodge taking steps to help children in need in Nicaragua

NICARAGUA JOURNAL -- Nicaragua has long been a country living in poverty. It is a way of life for so many families and young children that many in the United States can't even imagine....

Nicaragua: us$61.5 million for Road to Atlantic Coast

The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a loan of us$61.5 million to improve access by road to the South Atlantic Autonomous Region. From a statement issued by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): The Inter-American Development Bank...

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...

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...

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...

Toon: The Grand Canal Of Nicaragua

Source: La Prensa

Nicaragua’s Parliament Ratifies Agreement with Cuba

Nicaragua''s National Assembly ratified here the Partial Reach Agreement with Cuba, which aims to strengthen business relations and extend tariff preferences to boost bilateral trade, the parliamentary website published Wednesday. As reported by the Assembly,...

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...

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...

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,...

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’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...

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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,...

Nicaraguan man’s guilty plea wraps up old drug money-laundering case

A dual citizen of the United States and Nicaragua who evaded authorities for nearly two decades pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Orleans to his...

Nicaragua To Join Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria

Nicaragua will reportedly join the Paris climate accord. If it does, it will leave the United States and Syria as the only two nations...

Nicaragua Claims No ‘Cartel’ Presence, But Past Cases Tell a Different Story

Authorities in Nicaragua are trumpeting their counternarcotics efforts, which they say have kept "cartels" out of the country. But a series of prosecutions of...