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...

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...

Nicaragua captures U.S. fugitive pedophile

(posted Jan. 8, 7:20 p.m.)- Nicaraguan authorities today expelled a U.S. fugitive who escaped justice three and a half years ago after pleading guilty in a U.S. federal court to possessing child pornography. Papp gets...

Is Nicaragua’s economic growth reaching the poor?

News Analysis.  Most Nicaraguans are happy with the Sandinista government’s management of the economy and remain hopeful that their own economic situations will improve in the near future, according to a recent poll by M&R...

Police kill protester in Chichigalpa

(posted Jan. 20, 8:50 a.m.)- Rights activists are questioning the police’s use of force after cops opened fire on a group of protesters in Chinandega on Saturday evening. At least one protester was killed...

Nicaraguan girls camp helps shape future leaders

The month of December marks the end of the Nicaraguan school year and the nation’s youth are left to embrace the freedom of a two-month holiday break from the stresses of daily classes, homework...

Is Nicaragua past the point of no return?

Opinion. 
To no one’s surprise, Nicaragua’s National Assembly this week approved by a vote of 64 to 26 a series of constitutional reforms that will remove presidential term limits and allow Daniel Ortega to rule...

93 percent of high school grads fail UNI entrance exam

Less than 7% of recent high school graduates who took the National Engineering University’s (UNI) entrance exams this month passed, marking a slight improvement from last year’s results. Of the 2,656 aspiring university students who...

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 ranks 127 in corruption index

What does Nicaragua have in common with Pakistan, Russia, Madagascar, Mali, Lebanon and Azerbaijan? Give up? They’re all tied for 127th place in Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perception Index, which uses a combination of surveys...

Criminal gang busted in Managua shootout

(posted Dec. 12, 9:50 p.m.)- A high-speed shootout between police and a criminal gang in downtown Managua yesterday resulted in one death and two injuries, according to National Police. Noel Moisés Arroliga, 23, the alleged...

Nicaragua’s Brenes made cardinal by Pope Francis

(posted Jan. 12, 8:50 a.m.) - Nicaraguan Catholics today are celebrating the unexpected announcement that Monseñor Leopoldo José Brenes, archbishop of Managua, has been named cardinal by Pope Francis. The announcement was made this...

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...

Daniel Ortega Highlights Need for Constitutional Reforms

President Daniel Ortega said that after the constitutional reforms currently under discussion in the Parliament are approved, there will be more peace, security and hope among Nicaraguans. The president’s statement came at the graduation...

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...

Dutch students promote bamboo housing in El Rama

Next month, Shortsighted Architecture, a collective of three architecture students of the Delft University of Technology (DUT) and one water science and management student of Utrecht University, will depart to El Rama, Nicaragua to...

US expat recounts harrowing assault by gunmen

I was  renting a small a house in  Reparto San Juan, a residential neighborhood off the highway near the entrance to Granada. On the evening of Dec. 16, there were only two people at home in the complex: me and another...

ND readers successfully fund crowdsource site

Dear Gentle Reader, Once again, you’ve answered the call. More than 90 of our faithful readers have already given generously to our successful kickstarter campaign, which ends on Christmas Day. Thanks to all your support, The...

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...

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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...

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...

Nicaragua Looking for Alternatives in Face of US’ ‘Interventionist’ NICA Act

In the wake of the looming threat of the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA Act) — a U.S. bill that is set to impose...

Murillo Calls Senior Israeli Official ‘Brother’

Nicaragua’s vice president, Rosario Murillo, called a guest Israeli official “hermano,” or brother, seven months after the countries renewed diplomatic ties. Murillo used the Spanish...

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...

Nicaragua Unveils Central America’s Largest Baseball Stadium

Nicaragua has unveiled its long-awaited baseball stadium in Managua, replacing the former baseball field built in 1948. The new structure will hold up to...

Church and State in Nicaragua: Letter From Managua

Between 2013 and 2015, the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega spent roughly US$3.2 million installing decorative metal trees in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital. The...