Nicaragua Climate Politics In Hot Water Over Canal Plan

(Reuters) Shaking off its climate change “pariah” status alongside the United States and war-torn Syria, Nicaragua took the plunge and joined the Paris Agreement to tackle global warming before U.N. climate talks began on...

Poll Shows Declining Expectations on a Nicaraguan Canal

According to the results of the most recent survey conducted by Cid Gallup, the Nicaraguan interoceanic canal project, a concession given to the Chinese entrepreneur Wang Jing, is no longer perceived by locals as...

The Nicaragua Canal becomes the government’s Achilles heel

In one sense, it does not matter if the environmentally catastrophic 173-mile, 50-billion dollars Nicaragua Grand Canal mega-project goes ahead or not. Its adverse impacts on Nicaraguans’ human rights are already being felt. That is the...

Bianca Jagger and Amnesty International Begin Global Campaign to Repeal the Nicaragua Canal Law

TODAY NICARAGUA - This past Thursday in Managua, Nicaragua, Bianca Jagger,  human rights defender and founder of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation and Amnesty International launched a “global campaign” to demand the repeal of...

Whatever Happened To The Canal?

TODAY NICARAGUA - PUNTA GORDA/BRITO, Nicaragua (IPS) - Less than three years from the projected completion in Nicaragua of a canal running from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, there is no trace...

European Parliament Slams Nicaragua For Rights Violations Over Canal

TODAY NICARAGUA - Urging respect for the rule of law, democracy and human rights, the European Parliament has slammed Nicaragua for its treatment of people criticising the $50bn transoceanic canal being developed by a...

Iran Interested Nicaragua Canal

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday in Nicaragua his country is interested in participating in the proposed, currently run under the control of a Chinese company. The diplomat, touring Latin America,...

Nicaragua’s Inter-Ocean Canal’s Complementary Studies Make Progress

(Prensa Latina) Essential complementary studies to begin construction works at Nicaragua's Inter-Ocean Canal make progress today, according to schedule, said project spokesperson Telémaco Talavera. We are moving on schedule as announced last year, Talavera, who...

Serious Economic Losses By Chinese Promoter Puts Nicaragua Canal In Doubt

Fresh doubts have arisen over a Chinese billionaire’s plan to build interoceanic canal through Nicaragua after it emerged that China’s stock market crisis wiped out nearly 85% of his fortune. TODAY NICARAGUA - Wang Jing,...

Russia heads to ‘America’s backyard’ to find salve for sanctions

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited several Latin American nations this week to seek trade opportunities that could offset US efforts to puncture Russia's economy.   TODAY NICARAGUA (Moscow) — Russia took its global charm offensive to...

Why the Nicaragua Canal Poses New Challenge to Ortega’s Power

  TODAY NICARAGUA  - Ometepe, Nicaragua — On the windy shore of Lake Nicaragua, farmer Dayton Guzman surveys the vast expanse of water his family relies on for irrigation. “If something affects the lake,” he...

Nicaraguan Canal Project Unearths Ancient Relics, Animosities

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Chinese company building the canal across Nicaragua has handed over more than 15,000 pre-Columbian relics to the Nicaraguan government. The relics, mostly pieces of pottery and obsidian, date from around...

Canal Progresses as Planned

TODAY NICARAGUA - Projects related to a canal in Nicaragua are progressing today as planned and negotiations on the properties in the site are in process, said Telemaco Talavera, member of the Commission of...

Grand Canal: Construction of Ancillary Works

TODAY NICARAGUA - On December 22 the concessionaire of the Grand Canal in Nicaragua, HKND started preliminary works, including the construction of access roads to the excavation sites and other facilities Representatives from the Nicaraguan...

The Canal That Divided Nicaragua: Police Release All Anti-Canal Leaders

TODAY NICARAGUA - Nicaraguan police has released all  six leaders of the campesino Land Defense Council after more than 150 hours of illegal detention. The campesino leaders, local organizers of a group that has vowed...

Clashes in Nicaragua Canal Construction

TODAY NICARAGUA (AP) National police special forces and soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Wednesday to clear a roadblock erected by residents in southern Nicaragua to protest a proposed transoceanic canal. National police...

Two Killed in Nicaragua Canal Protests

TODAY NICARAGUA - Police denied Wednesday that two demonstrators were killed in a crackdown on hundreds of Nicaraguan farmers protesting the construction of a $50 billion canal across their land. An opposition leader and activist...

Work On The Gran Canal Starts Today

  TODAY NICARAGUA - The Government of Nicaragua and the Chinese firm, HKND Group, will today inaugurate the official start of the construction of the Gran Canal de Nicaragua, amid the protests of farmers whose...

Rising Disagreement as Nicaraguan Canal Set to Break Ground

  TODAY NICARAGUA (AP) As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the...

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Tourists Stay Longer in Nicaragua

In the third quarter of this year tourists who arrived in Nicaragua stayed longer when compared to the same period in 2016. From a report...

More Hotel Investment in Nicaragua

The Selina hotels chain has opened a new hotel in Granada, which follows the one that is already operating in Maderas beach, and plans...

Bishop Baez: “Paralyzed by fear, we are getting used to physical and moral violence”

Managua (Agenzia Fides) - "There is paralysis due to fear. There are people who are paralyzed by fear, unable to speak or express their...

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...