Good Prospects for Retail in Nicaragua

The Nicaragua retail industry projects US$680 million in sales in the Christmas and end of the year season, which would represent a 7% increase compared to the 2016 season. The Cámara de Comercio y Servicios...

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 of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA Carlos Vecchio, a member of...

Nicaragua exorcism victim ‘starved and beaten before killing’

A Nicaraguan woman who was burned to death in an exorcism that caused worldwide shock was starved and beaten in the week before her killing, witnesses told a court on Wednesday. Evangelical pastor Juan Rocha...

Nicaragua: Record Number of Tourists Expected

TODAY TRAVEL - Projections are that 2016 will close with a growth of 6% compared to 2015 in terms of the number of tourists visiting the country. In 2015 the country received 1.4 million tourists,...

New 1,000 Cordoba Note Will Begin Circulation December 1

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS - The 1,000 Cordoba note will begin circulating on December 1, says the Banco Central de Nicaragua (BCN). Despite the suspicions about a possible devaluation of the Cordoba that generated in some...

Ruling Party in Nicaragua Offers Little Transparency Regarding Campaign

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88FHTJptdHU] TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS - Ruling party in Nicaragua offers little transparency regarding campaign. The president of the Economic Commission, Walmaro Gutierrez, did not report on the spending for the electoral campaign of his...

Ortega Re-elected, Gets His Third Consecutive Term!

(Today Nicaragua) The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, won his third consecutive term in the Sunday general elections, with 71.3% of votes, according to the first official count, while opposition leaders ask questions about...

Venezuelan economic aid to Nicaragua down 10.9% first half 2016

(Today Nicaragua) Venezuela’s oil loan-centered cooperation with its traditional ally Nicaragua fell by 10.9% during the first half of 2016 as compared to the same period last year, reported Monday the Central Bank of...

Nicaragua and Venezuela: Latin American Dictatorships that Refuse to Die

(Q24N) The regime of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua took the final step on its way toward dictatorship when it removed 28 opposition congressmen from office on July 29. Moreover, the country’s electoral body rubber-stamped Ortega’s...

Nicaragua More Investment in Tourism Infrastructure

  TODAY NICARAGUA - The state port company has announced it will begin construction of the fourth stage of Puerto Salvador Allende with a $36 million investment. From a statement issued by the National Port Company...

ICJ Steps in to Solve Colombia and Nicaragua Maritime Feud

The drawn-out conflict centers on land around a group of islands in the Caribbean sea with potencial for oil exploitaiton. ​Mediators from Nicaragua and Colombia must meet to try to solve a long-running dispute over...

Nicaragua Begins Campaign on Dario’s 100th Anniversary of His Death

TODAY NICARAGUA - Nicaragua has started a campaign to pay tribute to outstanding poet Ruben Dario, running until February 6, 2016, when the 100th death anniversary of the considered Father of Modernism will be...

Independence Day Parade Postponed Due To Rain

NICARAGUA NEWS - A low pressure system moving across the country continued to rain on Managua Sunday, forcing the postponement of the traditional parades in celebration of Independence Day. First Lady Rosario Murillo said that...

Meteorite Impacts In Nicaragua’s capital

NICARAGUA NEWS - Managua: A mysterious late-night blast in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua that left a crater 12 metres wide was most likely caused by a meteorite, government scientists say. The loud explosion occurred...

Praying For A Miracle Rescue

NICARAGUA NEWS - Rescuers hoped for a miracle as they cautiously dug through mud, rocks and clay in search of at least four men missing since late last week when a landslide trapped them...

Costa Rica’s President-elect Snubs Daniel Ortega

NICARAGUA NEWS - Costa Rica's incoming president is skipping Nicaragua and President Daniel Ortega on his tour to invite the Central American leaders to his inauguration. QCostarica.com reports that the invitation to Ortega is being...

Three Earthquakes in 24 Hours

Two earthquakes four minutes apart were recorded Friday in the Nicaraguan Pacific. Add to those the earthquake on Thursday at 5:27pm in Xolotlán lake., the country experience three earthquakes in less than 24 hours. 1...

Nicaragua rattled by 6.4 quake

(posted March 2, 5:15 am) — A series of strong earthquakes off the northwestern tip of the country shook Nicaragua out of her sleep early this morning. The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported seven...

Elections end in shouting…again

(posted March 2, 6:30 pm) — And the Oscar for best lead actor in an electoral farce goes to….Roberto Rivas! (Unfortunately, Mr. Rivas couldn’t be here tonight to accept his award; he’s busy on...

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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...

The Hague Court Admits Colombia Countersuit Against Nicaragua

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague accepted two countersuits presented by Colombia against Nicaragua, in the framework of the process of...

How Nicaragua is becoming a renewable energy paradise

“First came the wind, then water, water everywhere. At first we wanted to stay and protect our things, but then we panicked.” Patricia Martinez can...

Immigration Status Unsure for Nicaraguans In The U.S.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it would terminate the status for some 2,500 Nicaraguans in January 2019, making the...

Nicaragua Government Condemns Violent Actions in Local Elections

The Nicaraguan government emphatically condemned today the isolated actions of violence that took place in the country around the municipal elections, in spite of...

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...