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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. PEÑAS 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 Promoción Súper 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

  • Politics this week
    Print section Print Headline:  Politics this week UK Only Article:  standard article…
    - 30 Nov 17, 10:56am -
  • Bello: Latin America’s great re-election debate
    Print section Print Rubric:  Relaxing term limits has been bad for democracy Print Headline:  The great re-election debate…
    - 27 Apr 17, 10:46am -
  • Nicaragua: Fourth time unlucky
    Print section Print Rubric:  Daniel Ortega could win a fair election. But he is fighting dirty Print Headline:  Fourth time unlucky…
    - 27 Oct 16, 10:48am -
  • Bello: From comrade to caudillo
    Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Britain’s one-party state…
    - 15 Sep 16, 10:46am -
  • Interest-rate caps: Cut-price logic
    Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Art of the lie…
    - 8 Sep 16, 10:47am -
  • Politics this week
    Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Migrant men and European women…
    - 14 Jan 16, 11:35am -
  • Cuban migrants: The last wave
    Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Migrant men and European women…
    - 14 Jan 16, 11:35am -
  • The world this week
    Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Brazil’s fall…
    - 30 Dec 15, 10:49am -
  • Politics this week
    Print section UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  How to fight back…
    - 19 Nov 15, 10:58am -
  • Daily chart: The World if...: Just suppose...
    THIS week we publish The World If, a companion supplement to our annual compilation of predictions for the year ahead: The World In. The difference is that instead of offering forecasts it explores scenarios: we suggest what could happen gi…
    - 30 Jul 15, 11:23am -

The Guardian: Nicaragua News

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  • newDevastating banana disease may have reached Latin America, could drive up global prices

    Devastating banana disease may have reached Latin America, could drive up global prices

    In a long-feared development, an extremely damaging banana disease has apparently reached Latin America. Late last week, the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) in Bogotá confirmed that four plantations in northern Colombia have been quarantined…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Jul 19, 5:16am -
  • Exiled journalists in Costa Rica continue to report on Nicaragua

    Exiled journalists in Costa Rica continue to report on Nicaragua

    For over 20 years, prominent Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro (pictured below) has reported on the political ups and downs in his country. Today, the 63-year-old continues to cover current affairs in his home country only now he does so…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 9:19am -
  • Daniel Ortega’s most wanted: Nicaragua’s exiles in Costa Rica

    Daniel Ortega’s most wanted: Nicaragua’s exiles in Costa Rica

    Forty years ago, Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo hid together in safe houses around Costa Rica’s capital while waiting for the imminent fall of the Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza. Today, thousands of their exiled compatriots hide i…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 1:46am -
  • Nicaraguan authorities deport to Costa Rica four alleged terrorists

    Nicaraguan authorities deport  to Costa Rica four alleged terrorists

    Nicaraguan authorities on Tuesday night at the Peñas Blancas border post handed over to Costa Rica’s immigration service, four individuals, presumably members of the terrorist group Islamic State (EI). The men were captured on Tuesday by the Nicar…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 12:33pm -
  • OAS will give Ortega a chance to negotiate a way out of the crisis

    OAS will give Ortega a chance to negotiate a way out of the crisis

    In one of the many curves that there is on the road that connects the municipality of Rionegro with the city of Medellín, a big billboard stands tall with little to do with Colombia. “In Nicaragua, crimes against humanity were committed. No more i…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 12:20pm -
  • Ortega’s Coup d’etat in Nicaragua

    Ortega’s Coup d’etat in Nicaragua

    The outrages recently committed in the Catholic churches in Leon and Managua against Nicaraguans exercising their basic citizens’ rights, give us a good measure of Ortega’s plans for the immediate future. His hordes, who apparently enjoyed full i…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Jun 19, 11:55am -
  • Mobs Attack the Cathedral in Leon, Nicaragua

    Mobs Attack the Cathedral in Leon, Nicaragua

    A dozen people were beaten and wounded on Saturday, June 15th in the cathedral of Leon, after a mob of fanatics of the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo attacked with stones, glass bottles and sticks during a mass for the first anniversary…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:56am -
  • Daniel Ortega using talks to buy time, retain power

    Daniel Ortega using talks to buy time, retain power

    A new report suggests Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is more interested in “buying time and staving off further sanctions” than in genuine reconciliation, despite the government’s recent release of all political prisoners held since Nicarag…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:48am -
  • Farmers in Nicaragua living in uncertainty

    Farmers in Nicaragua living in uncertainty

    Across the Central American Dry Corridor (CADC), communities are facing increasingly extreme weather. The air is dry and the heat intense in the village of La Grecia in north-western Nicaragua. The temperature is a little more forgiving inside the mo…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:24am -
  • Is The Gran Canal de Nicaragua Dead In The Water?

    Is The Gran Canal de Nicaragua Dead In The Water?

    Not a single ship. Not a single piece of work. Six years after 61 legislators loyal Daniel Ortega approved in the National Assembly the law of construction of the interoceanic canal or the Gran Canal de Nicaragua (GCN), Law 840, there is absolutely n…
    - 33 days ago, 16 Jun 19, 11:07am -
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