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  • Nicaragua tries to hold the line against Cuban emigrants trekking to the U.S.

    Nicaragua tries to hold the line against Cuban emigrants trekking to the U.S.

    This story first appeared in Fusion. PEĂ‘AS BLANCAS, Costa Rica—Nicaragua’s southern border has become an unusually crowded place in recent days. Thousands of road-weary Cubans of all ages congregate under malinche trees, compete for the limited…
    - 20 Nov 15, 12:08am -
  • Will US property claims office in Nicaragua be a model for Cuba?

    Will US property claims office in Nicaragua be a model for Cuba?

    The stars and stripes are once again fluttering brightly in front of the U.S. embassy in Havana. But in the darker recesses of the building, the chore of mapping a route towards a full normalization of relations is just getting started. Today I witn…
    - 15 Aug 15, 9:47am -
  • Are narco cows a thing in Central America

    Are narco cows a thing in Central America

      Central American authorities are spending more time than usual eyeballing the backsides of bovine this week, following a Honduran media report that claims drug cartels are using cattle to hoof drugs north to Mexico. A recent article published in t…
    - 10 Aug 15, 8:51pm -
  • My buddy had an Apocalypse Now bachelor party on the Rio San Juan — and nobody died

    My buddy had an Apocalypse Now bachelor party on the Rio San Juan — and nobody died

    The entire southeastern corner of Nicaragua is a land fraught with mystery and danger, and in doses that have inspired madness among foreign adventurers for centuries.Continue reading full article.
    - 1 Aug 15, 11:11am -
  • How a bucket of fried chicken can help prevent a gang war in El Salvador

    How a bucket of fried chicken can help prevent a gang war in El Salvador

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A greasy 12-piece combo of fried chicken isn’t always the smartest menu choice. But in this case, the double PromociĂłn SĂşper Campero was all about preserving my health. I was cabbing across San Salvador cradling tw…
    - 28 May 15, 7:22pm -
  • U.S. says embassy worker in Nicaragua free of Ebola

    U.S. says embassy worker in Nicaragua free of Ebola

    The U.S. embassy in Nicaragua is downplaying concerns raised by Sandinista health officials in Managua that one of its embassy staff workers was infected with Ebola during a recent mission to Liberia, West Africa. “In no moment was he in contact wi…
    - 13 Apr 15, 9:08pm -
  • Plaza Inter cancels kiddie swimsuit competition

    Plaza Inter cancels kiddie swimsuit competition

    A popular shopping mall in downtown Managua has agreed to cancel its annual kiddie swimsuit competition this weekend following an uproar on Facebook and in traditional media outlets. Plaza Inter, Nicaragua’s oldest modern shopping mall, said it dec…
    - 28 Mar 15, 11:30am -
  • Nicaragua’s plans to buy Russian fighter jets is ruffling feathers in the region

    Nicaragua’s plans to buy Russian fighter jets is ruffling feathers in the region

    Nicaragua’s sudden interest in purchasing a squadron of MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia could trigger a pointless arms race between one of the smallest and one of the largest militaries in Latin America. Nicaragua says it wants combat jets to fight…
    - 26 Mar 15, 9:37pm -
  • Campesinos threaten school boycott in protest over canal

    Campesinos threaten school boycott in protest over canal

    Nicaraguan farmers are threatening to pull their kids from school if the government doesn’t halt plans to build a $50 billion Chinese canal through their communities. Anti-canal activists in several dozen farming communities along the canal route…
    - 6 Feb 15, 10:38am -
  • Watch Nicaraguan student challenge Sandinista canal rep in Spain

    Watch Nicaraguan student challenge Sandinista canal rep in Spain

    Nicaraguan canal spokesman Telemaco Talavera seems to have inadvertently admitted that the Sandinista government doesn’t know the exact route of a $50 billion canal that will bisect Nicaragua. During a confrontation with a Nicaraguan student studyi…
    - 29 Jan 15, 8:23pm -

The Economist: Nicaragua

The Guardian: Nicaragua News

  • Environmental and land defenders killed in 2016: the full list
    200 people were killed while defending the environment or land in 2016, with Brazil, Colombia and the Philippines among the countries with most deaths• Read more from the environmental defenders project here. You can see the names of those who have…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • Environmental and land defenders killed in 2015: the full list
    185 people were killed while defending the environment or land in 2015, with Brazil, Nicaragua and the Philippines among the countries with most deaths Read more from the environmental defenders project here. You can see the names of those who have d…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 7:00am -
  • The Paris climate agreement, Nicaragua and Donald Trump | Letters
    Nicaragua wants a tougher deal, writes Helen Yuill; and Dorothy Starr wants her president’s state visit to the UK called offWe welcome your excellent coverage of President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement (Anger at US a…
    - 48 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 1:57pm -
  • US joins only Syria and Nicaragua on climate accord 'no' list
    Only other UN members not party to Paris agreement never signed up, but for reasons of war and principle, not disbeliefDonald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement on climate change means the US joins only two other countries not sign…
    - 55 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 6:25am -
  • 'Narco-deforestation': cocaine trade destroying swaths of Central America
    Drug trade’s efforts to launder profits by creating agricultural land results in loss of millions of acres, researchers sayCocaine traffickers attempting to launder their profits are responsible for the disappearance of millions of acres of tropica…
    - 72 days ago, 15 May 17, 7:01pm -
  • Oliver North guilty of tricking Congress – archive, 5 May 1989
    5 May 1989: An aide to President Ronald Reagan was convicted after a newspaper reported that the US had secretly supplied arms to IranThe former National Security aide, Oliver North, the man at the heart of the 1986 Iran-contra affair, was yesterday…
    - 83 days ago, 5 May 17, 12:00am -
  • Haunted by the mystery deaths in Nicaragua’s brutal sugarcane fields
    Kidney disease has killed 20,000 agricultural workers, but no one knows whyTwo brothers stand in a dusty alley in the town of Chichigalpa in Nicaragua. They stare with suspicion at Australian photographer Josh Mcdonald, who has just captured their im…
    - 18 Mar 17, 8:05pm -
  • Lush heartlands of Nicaragua’s Miskito people spark deadly land disputes | Mira Galanova
    The indigenous group faces a battle with settlers lured to the Caribbean rainforest region by the promise of cheap virgin land, precious timber and goldSantiago Vásquez’s seven children are hungry. It has been months since he last went to his fiel…
    - 1 Mar 17, 2:00am -
  • Gender violence is not just a 'women’s issue' | Gioconda Belli
    Violence against women is a pandemic but solutions need more than just punishing perpetrators. We must change the mentality driving men to commit these crimesEvery year, on the feast of the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary, throngs of people…
    - 14 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • Hurricane Otto weakens as focus shifts to risk of landslides and flooding
    Tropical storm Otto heads towards Pacific after becoming the southernmost hurricane on record to hit central AmericaHurricane Otto weakened to a tropical storm early on Friday after making landfall as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit centr…
    - 25 Nov 16, 2:13am -

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HRW: Nicaragua

  • JosĂ© Miguel Vivanco
    JosĂ© Miguel Vivanco, director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division, is a general expert on Latin America. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Vivanco worked as an attorney for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Tyranny of Majorities
    Human rights protect everyone—no matter who—from government abuse and neglect. Yet today a new generation of authoritarian populists is challenging that bedrock principle. They claim to speak for “the people” and treat rights as an impediment…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • OAS: Save Human Rights Body

    OAS: Save Human Rights Body

    Expand A protester holds up a sign next to relatives of some of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College Raul Isidro Burgos during a march in Mexico City. © 2016 Reuters…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Governments Should Ratify Domestic Workers Treaty

    Governments Should Ratify Domestic Workers Treaty

    (New York) – Governments should mark June 12, 2013, the World Day against Child Labor, by strengthening legal protections for the 15.5 million child domestic workers worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments should ratify the Internatio…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Nicaragua: Protect Rights Advocates from Harassment and Intimidation
    (Washington, DC) - The Nicaraguan government should take steps to ensure that human rights defenders are free to promote and protect women's rights without harassment or intimidation, Human Rights Watch said today.Since beginning a campaign agains…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
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