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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Murillo announces surprise gov’t shakeup

First Lady Rosario Murillo this week announced another herky-jerky shakeup in the Sandinista government following the alleged resignations of two high-ranking officials who were replaced without explanation. Central Bank president José Alberto Guevara and vice-minister...

Nicaragua’s Ortega congratulates Maduro on election win

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Monday congratulated Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) for fending off the opposition Democratic Unity Movement (MUD) in Sunday’s municipal elections, which appear to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Police kill protester in Chichigalpa

(posted Jan 20, 8:50 am)- 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...

China now has the right to build a Nicaraguan canal to compete with Panama...

In a move that may turn out to be a lot more historically important than China’s reported lunar landing this weekend, the Sandinista government of Nicaragua is rapidly moving forward with a plan to...

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: 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,...

Nicaragua’s Ortega condemns terrorist attacks in Russia

(posted Dec. 31, 12:00 p.m.)- President Daniel Ortega yesterday wrote to his “brother president,” Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, to express his condolences after two terrorist attacks left dozens dead and injured in Volgograd. More than...

Caribbean coast prepares for elections

(March 1, 3:00 pm) — Concerns of another electoral fraud in the works are being raised by members of the opposition one day before Nicaragua’s disreputable Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) opens polls in the...

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Tourists Stay Longer in Nicaragua

In the third quarter of this year tourists who arrived in Nicaragua stayed longer when compared to the same period in 2016. From a report...

More Hotel Investment in Nicaragua

The Selina hotels chain has opened a new hotel in Granada, which follows the one that is already operating in Maderas beach, and plans...

Bishop Baez: “Paralyzed by fear, we are getting used to physical and moral violence”

Managua (Agenzia Fides) - "There is paralysis due to fear. There are people who are paralyzed by fear, unable to speak or express their...

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...