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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

  • ¡Populista! review: Chávez, Castro and Latin America's 'pink wave' leaders
    BBC reporter Will Grant has produced an excellent look at the group of strongmen who came from left fieldIf there was ever a surreal start to a trip to Cuba, it was the one that coincided with the news Fidel Castro had died. That was what I woke up t…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Jan 21, 1:00am -
  • Nicaragua’s Covid story far from truth | Letter
    The country should not be held up as a shining example in its response to the pandemic, writes Dr Hilary Francis, who points to the failure to provide accurate data and firing of health workersJohn Perry (Letters, 31 December) suggests that we should…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 11:41am -
  • Covid control lessons from Nicaragua and the Isle of Man | Letters
    The UK should take the lead from Nicaragua, where early strict measures have kept the coronavirus death rate one of the lowest in the world, writes John Perry. Plus Harry Galbraith on the approach taken by the Isle of ManIn learning lessons about how…
    - 25 days ago, 31 Dec 20, 1:14pm -
  • The mystery epidemic striking Nicaragua’s sugar cane workers – a photo essay
    In Chichigalpa, kidney failure accounts for half of all male deaths over the last decade. Could industry changes be the key to saving lives?Photographs by Ed Kashi/VIIFor decades, a mystery epidemic has plagued young male labourers toiling in Nicarag…
    - 59 days ago, 27 Nov 20, 2:00am -
  • Ice storm leaves thousands without power in Vladivostok
    Russian city brought to a standstill, as hurricanes and cyclones strike elsewhere in worldVladivostok in Russia became enveloped in ice last Thursday, leaving 150,000 people without electricity and water. Heavy rain in subzero temperatures resulted i…
    - 61 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 4:30pm -
  • ‘This was worse than Eta’: Hurricane Iota brings repeat destruction to Honduras
    Second devastating hurricane in two weeks lashes fragile nation and leaves villages submergedNery Benitez was working shifts as a baggage handler at San Pedro Sula’s airport when it got flooded by Hurricane Eta. This week it was inundated again as…
    - 67 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 6:39am -
  • Hurricane Iota: at least six killed and 60,000 evacuated in Nicaragua
    Joe Biden warns on climate emergency as powerful storm inflicts catastrophic damageAt least six people have been killed and more than 60,000 evacuated after Hurricane Iota struck Nicaragua, prompting Joe Biden to say the surge in the number of powerf…
    - 68 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 7:15am -
  • Hurricane Iota lashes Central America – video
    Hurricane Iota has made landfall on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, threatening catastrophic damage. Huge waves crashed into the Colombian island of San Andrés as the storm churned through the region, lashing Nicaragua with winds of up to 155mph (250…
    - 69 days ago, 17 Nov 20, 6:06am -
  • Hurricane Iota hits Nicaragua threatening catastrophic damage
    Storm hits Caribbean coast less than two weeks after Hurricane Eta carved a swathe of destruction Hurricane Iota has made landfall on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, threatening catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered…
    - 69 days ago, 17 Nov 20, 12:26am -
  • Hurricane Iota strengthens to catastrophic category 5 storm as it hits Central America
    Iota due to collide with north-eastern Nicaragua overnight, and has maximum sustained winds of 160mph, reaching category 5Hurricane Iota exploded into a catastrophic category 5 storm on Monday and bore down on a remote Central American coastal region…
    - 70 days ago, 16 Nov 20, 1:20pm -

TodayNicaragua

  • Travel Guide between Nicaragua and Costa Rica

    Travel Guide between Nicaragua and Costa Rica

    Q TRAVEL – The coronavirus pandemic has reduced the ease of traveling from one country to another. Though are fewer border restrictions now than when the pandemic first began in March 2020, those wanting to travel still face many limits. Between Ni…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 9:02am -
  • Ortega Regime Promises Vaccines, with No Details

    Ortega Regime Promises Vaccines, with No Details

    TODAY NICARAGUA – Former Nicaraguan health minister and current presidential advisor Carolina Davila has announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will begin in 2021. Her announcement came after weeks of government silence. Plans are to prioritize the g…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 7:48am -
  • Nicaragua’s Augusto C. Sandino, an international airport with only one airline

    Nicaragua’s Augusto C. Sandino, an international airport with only one airline

    TODAY NICARAGUA – The Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) suffered this month the loss of one of the only two airlines currently serving the international airport in Managua. The decision by American Airlines not to return this month, no…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 7:38am -
  • Television critical of Daniel Ortega in danger of closure in Nicaragua

    Television critical of Daniel Ortega in danger of closure in Nicaragua

    TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua’s private television Channel 12, critical of Daniel Ortega’s government, warned this Monday that it is on the verge of closure, following the decision of the Justice to auction its assets for a tax relief of US$1.4 m…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 6:34am -
  • Regime promotes massive events fueling the second wave of contagion, as the world tightens restrictions

    Regime promotes massive events fueling the second wave of contagion, as the world tightens restrictions

    TODAY NICARAGUA – While the world tightens restrictions again to stop the second wave of Covid-19 contagion, which has already killed almost two million people and at a time when fear grows for a more contagious strain of the virus, in Nicaragua th…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 3:28am -
  • “Gag Law” Takes Effect in Nicaragua

    “Gag Law” Takes Effect in Nicaragua

    TODAY NICARAGUA – On December 30th, the “Special Cybercrimes Law” came on the books in Nicaragua. The Sandinista majority in the National Assembly passed the law on October 27th. It now enters into effect, 60 days after being signed by the coun…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 3:16am -
  • Covid-19 a Hard Blow to Nicaraguan Migrants

    Covid-19 a Hard Blow to Nicaraguan Migrants

    TODAY NICARAGUA – In 2020, the pandemic meant new hardships for thousands of Nicaraguan migrants. These migrants left their country because of the socio-political and economic crisis caused by state repression. Covid-19 worsened the situation of th…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 3:14am -
  • Reviewing the Year of the Pandemic in Nicaragua

    Reviewing the Year of the Pandemic in Nicaragua

    TODAY NICARAGUA – 2020 was marked above all by Covid-19. It became one of those years that will forever mark a before and after, all over the world. Some 80 million Covid infections have now been documented worldwide, and 1.7 million deaths. In Ni…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 3:09am -
  • Doctors warn that “rebound” due to covid-19 has already begun

    Doctors warn that “rebound” due to covid-19 has already begun

    TODAY NICARAGUA – “The rebound” or “second wave” of covid-19 has already begun in Nicaragua, alert doctors who have battled the disease from the first line of containment in public and private hospitals, and point out that infections are be…
    - 34 days ago, 22 Dec 20, 11:01am -
  • Daniel Ortega Eliminates Competition in 2021 Elections

    Daniel Ortega Eliminates Competition in 2021 Elections

    TODAY NICARAGUA – On Friday, December 18, Nicaragua president Daniel Ortega sent a new “urgent” bill to the National Assembly. Called “defense of the people’s right to independence, sovereignty and self-determination for peace”, it prohib…
    - 34 days ago, 22 Dec 20, 10:50am -
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