10 killed in shootout in Jinotega

(posted Dec. 4, 8:10 p.m.)––A shootout between police and unidentified outlaws left 10 dead and others injured this afternoon in a rural community in northern Jinotega, according to the National Police.  The bloody incident occurred...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Schedule for 2014 Granada Poetry Festival

  MARTES 18 DE FEBRERO (Tuesday)   TODO EL DÍA FERIA DEL LIBRO  LECTURA DE POESÍA: MICRÓFONO ABIERTO Lugar: Plaza de los Leones Coordinan: Luz Marina Acosta, Fernando López y Víctor Chavarría   FERIA DE ARTESANÍAS  Lugar: Inicio de calle La Calzada Coordinan Fernando López...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

How a taxi robbery helped renew one expat’s faith in Nicaragua

“Everything happens for a reason.” At least that’s what they say. But when a taxi driver robs you of all of your DJ equipment and everything you use to make a living, that is...

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...

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...

Schedule for 2014 Granada Poetry Festival

  MARTES 18 DE FEBRERO (Tuesday)   TODO EL DÍA FERIA DEL LIBRO  LECTURA DE POESÍA: MICRÓFONO ABIERTO Lugar: Plaza de los Leones Coordinan: Luz Marina Acosta, Fernando López y Víctor Chavarría   FERIA DE ARTESANÍAS  Lugar: Inicio de calle La Calzada Coordinan Fernando López...

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...

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...

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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...

Nicaragua Cocoa Production to Grow 25% in 2018

The cacao producers union is planning to produce this year close to 1,500 tons of cocoa, 25% more than the production recorded at the...

With US Sanctions Looming, Nicaragua’s Economy Posed for Difficult 2018

It could be a long 2018 for Nicaragua and President Daniel Ortega. The country’s economy may slow down significantly should the United States decide...

Nicaragua: One Of The Best Destinations For a Sunny and Warm January

A country that is looking to get it's share of the Central American tourist business is Nicaragua. Tourism in Nicaragua has grown considerably recently,...

Nicaragua 2018 Economic Outlook

The Central Bank of Nicaragua forecasts that by the end of 2017 the economy will have grown by between 4.7% and 5.2%, and next...

Judges in Nicaragua learn to see the world through the eyes of vulnerable women

ESTELI, Nicaragua – At only 19, Michelle Zeledón, from the north of Nicaragua, has been through a lot. She watched her father beat her...

Nicaragua Remittances Up 10% up to September 2017

In the first nine months of the year, the flow of remittances that came into the country totaled $1,138 million, registering a 10% increase...