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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Nicaragua begins repairs on canals in disputed border area

Nicaragua opened the canals to gain access to the Caribbean sea from the San Juan River. Courtesy of Casa Presidencial MANAGUA – Following orders issued last week by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Nicaragua...

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...

Nicaragua’s Proposed Canal: A man, a plan—and little else

Yet again, Nicaraguans are letting their longing for a trans-oceanic canal get the better of them The Economist – NOT since the civil war of the 1980s have so many helicopters been clattering over remote...

Nicaragua Envisages Regional Companies to Build Canal

The Nicaraguan Government envisages the presence of companies from the region, through partnerships, in the construction of the inter-oceanic canal of Nicaragua. According to Paul Oquist, Minister-Secretary for National Policy of the Nicaraguan Presidency,...

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...

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...

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...

More Than Half of the Population Does Not Know The Details of Canal Project

NICARAGUA NEWS - Although 53% of the population approves the construction of the canal, 55% know "little or nothing" of the mega project, that will cost US$50 billion dollars and scheduled to start construction...

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...

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...

Ortega, Wang promise Nicaragua Canal will break ground in 2014

Following yet another series of contradictory and inauspicious statements about Nicaragua’s future canal plans, President Daniel Ortega and Chinese concessionaire Wang Jing released a joint statement yesterday announcing that construction on the canal will...

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...

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...

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“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...