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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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  • Pompeo said the US will maintain pressure on Ortega “until liberties are restored” in Nicaragua

    Pompeo said the US will maintain pressure on Ortega “until liberties are restored” in Nicaragua


    - 11 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 1:23am -
  • Lucia Pineda Meets With U.S. VP Pence At White House

    Lucia Pineda Meets With U.S. VP Pence At White House

    At the White House on Wednesday, Lucia Pineda met with U.S. Vice-president Mike Pence, giving him a bracelet made by a former political prisoner. “I told him that every time he saw the bracelet, he will remember that there are prisoners in Nicaragu…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 1:04am -
  • Water Becomes a Symbol of Struggle in Nicaragua

    Water Becomes a Symbol of Struggle in Nicaragua

    A new symbol of struggle was born in the immediacy of social networks. These are water bottles, which for the self-organized movement represents solidarity and resistance. It emerged as a result of the imprisonment of 16 activists on the night of Nov…
    - 21 days ago, 25 Nov 19, 1:57am -
  • Cruel Response to Hunger Strikes

    Cruel Response to Hunger Strikes

    The Ortega government’s use of repressive tactics to prevent hunger strikes should prompt increased international efforts to demand accountability for abuses in Nicaragua, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 14, 2019, mothers of people detai…
    - 21 days ago, 25 Nov 19, 1:44am -
  • Hunger Strikers to Continue Fight for their Relatives’ Freedom

    Hunger Strikers to Continue Fight for their Relatives’ Freedom

    (Confidencial) Desperation and fear began to spread among the fourteen persons blockaded into the San Miguel Church in Masaya on Friday morning.  Their reserves of water and oral rehydration solution had run out, as well as medicine for the parish p…
    - 21 days ago, 25 Nov 19, 1:38am -
  • Mass Arrests Return to Nicaragua at Beseiged Church in Masaya

    Mass Arrests Return to Nicaragua at Beseiged Church in Masaya

    The Blue and White National Unity reported on Friday morning the arbitrary detention of 13 persons carrying food to a group of mothers of political prisoners who remain on hunger strike in a church in the city of Masaya. The Ortega police had previou…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 8:37am -
  • “Let Them Fail!”: Daniel Ortega’s Response to Companies in Crisis
    Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega spoke out last Friday against the private sector and minimized the closure of companies affected by the crisis which has engulfed the country since April 2018. In a party activity that all of the country’s radio a…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 8:32am -
  • What Happens if Daniel Ortega Falls Sick or Dies?

    What Happens if Daniel Ortega Falls Sick or Dies?

    Speaking on an official government TV program, former Sandinista guerrilla commander Eden Pastora said the FSLN party should reactivate the Sandinista Congress to select a new candidate to relieve Daniel Ortega. In doing so he apparently seeks to pus…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 8:22am -
  • Vogue: “Goodbye Costa Rica, Nicaragua is the new great destination”

    Vogue: “Goodbye Costa Rica, Nicaragua is the new great destination”

    QCOSTARICA – “Goodbye Costa Rica, Nicaragua is the new great destination of Central America”, is the headline in various publications, referring to the article (but not the title as it is inferred) published in Vogue magazine, Mexico and Latin…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Nov 19, 4:41am -
  • No Information to Make Decisions

    No Information to Make Decisions

    In Nicaragua, authorities have not published information on the Índice Mensual de Actividad Económica (IMAE) – Monthly Index of Economic Activity –  since February 2019, when the year-on-year fall was 7.5%, a situation that prevents businessme…
    - 38 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 8:27am -
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HRW: Nicaragua

  • José Miguel Vivanco
    José 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 -
  • Press Freedom Still Under Attack in Nicaragua

    Press Freedom Still Under Attack in Nicaragua

    Expand Journalists Lucia Pineda and Miguel Mora celebrate their release in Managua on June 11, 2019, after spending almost six months in jail. © 2019 MAYNOR V…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Nicaragua: Cruel Response to Hunger Strikes

    Nicaragua: Cruel Response to Hunger Strikes

    Expand Martha Lorena Alvarado, mother of jailed anti-government demonstrator Melkissedex Antonio Lopez, holds a sign with an image of her son while participating in the hunger strik…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • EU: Sanction Nicaraguans for Grave Abuses

    EU: Sanction Nicaraguans for Grave Abuses

    Expand An officer of the National Police shoots at a group of people outside the shopping mall Metrocentro in Managua, Nicaragua, May 28, 2018.  © 2018 Oscar…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Nicaragua: Human Rights Violations, Impunity Continue
    We welcome the UN high commissioner’s strong report, which includes key information on the major human rights problems in Nicaragua. This includes not only impunity for last year’s crackdown on the streets, but also ongoing human rights violation…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
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