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 Infrastructure (MTI) allocates resources to carry out a feasibility study...

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...

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Real Estate Boom in San Juan del Sur

US$200 million is the figure by which investment in real estate development is estimated to increase between this year and next in the nicaraguan...

Canadians Seek Business in Nicaragua

A group of entrepreneurs from Canada will be visiting the country to explore business opportunities in different areas and present an investment plan for...

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...