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A 6.2 Earthquake Struck Nicaragua in 1972

Today in Latin American history, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000 in 1972. continue reading »

Security Council Members Began Shredding Documents Linked to Iran-Contra Affair in 1986

Today in Latin American history, National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary began shredding documents implicating them in the sale of weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua in 1986. continue reading »

Nicaragua to Improve Transport System with $91.5 Million Loan

Nicaragua will improve the efficiency and safety of its road transportation system and advance regional integration with a $91.5 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Cemex to Improve Nicaraguan Infrastructure with $40 Million Highway

Cemex, one of the world's top cement companies, said it was part of a consortium that won a $40 million contract to build a 31-kilometer (19-mile) stretch of highway in Nicaragua. continue reading »

Nicaraguan Air Force Chief Killed in Helicopter Crash

Air force chief of staff Col. Manuel Lopez and nine other military personnel died in the crash of a military helicopter, the Nicaraguan armed forces said. continue reading »

Chinese Firm Gets OK to Develop Canal in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan lawmakers passed two bills that give a Chinese company an up to 100-year concession to build and operate an inter-oceanic canal, despite protests by opponents who called President Daniel Ortega a "traitor." continue reading »

Nicaragua, China Close to Canal Deal

Nicaragua is moving closer to granting a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build and operate a canal linking the Atlantic to the Pacific. continue reading »

Nicaragua Expels AFP Photojournalist

An Agence France-Presse photojournalist was expelled from Nicaragua, Chilean Consul Diego Rivera said. Hector Retamal, a Chilean national, was put on a plane Saturday to Costa Rica, where the French news agency has its Central American headquarters, Rivera said. continue reading »

UNESCO Director Visits Nicaraguan Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova inspected two of the three biosphere reserves in Nicaragua to get a firsthand look at their condition, first lady Rosario Murillo said. continue reading »

FBI Most Wanted & Teacher-Child Porn Suspect Captured in Nicaragua

The FBI has announced the capture of Eric Justin Toth, one of its "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” in Nicaragua. continue reading »

Environmental Group Calls for Nicaragua to Ban Shark Fishing

An environmental group is calling for a greater government presence in Nicaragua's Caribbean waters following the discovery of a boat with dozens of dead sharks aboard in Little Corn Island. continue reading »

Russia, Nicaraguan Navy Seize Large Quantity of Cocaine in Caribbean

Nicaraguan naval forces and Russian drug enforcement agents seized 100 packages of cocaine on the high seas, state media reported, citing military spokesmen. continue reading »

U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans, Nicaraguans

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, beginning July 6, 2013, and ending Jan. 5, 2015. continue reading »

Nicaragua Keeps an Eye on Rumbling San Cristobal Volcano

The Nicaraguan government said Monday that it has stepped up its watch on the San Cristobal volcano after it shook its surroundings with four moderate earthquakes. continue reading »

Nicaragua Inaugurates Solar Farm

Nicaraguan authorities inaugurated the country's first photovoltaic park, a 1 MW solar facility that could supply electricity to more than 1,000 homes. continue reading »

Spain Helps Nicaragua Close the Biggest Garbage Dump in Latin America

Spain presented Tuesday to the city government of Managua the sealing off of the biggest garbage dump in Latin America, the flagship project of Spanish aid to Nicaragua. continue reading »

Nicaragua’s Largest Solar Plant to Open Soon, Says First Lady

Nicaragua will soon bring online the country's largest solar plant, a facility with the capacity to power 1,100 homes, first lady Rosario Murillo said. continue reading »

Fake Mexican Journalists Appeal Drug Convictions in Nicaragua

Appeals have been filed by attorneys representing 18 Mexicans who posed as Televisa journalists and were convicted on drug charges in Nicaragua, judicial officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Colombia Withdraws From ICJ Pact Over Territorial Dispute with Nicaragua

President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that Colombia has pulled out of a pact recognizing the International Court of Justice's jurisdiction over its territorial disputes, a step taken in the wake of this month's world-court decision setting new maritime borders with Nicaragua. continue reading »

Nicaragua Using Nearly $40 Million Loan to Improve Transportation System

Nicaragua will improve the efficiency and safety of its transportation system and advance regional integration with a $39.2 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »