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...

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...

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’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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sandinista judges gift wrap canal law in time for Christmas

(posted Dec. 19, 10 a.m.)– Demonstrating that it’s better to give than receive this holiday season, Sandinista magistrates in the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to uphold Law 840, the Law of the Great...

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...

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...

Nicaragua’s New Canal Threatens Biggest Source of Water

(IPS) – The law passed in Nicaragua to grant a concession to a Chinese company to build a canal between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans repealed legislation that protects Lake Cocibolca and its tributaries. Lake...

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...

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...

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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...