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¬°Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 190th Year of Independence!

    Today, all of Nicaragua is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox.
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Nicaragua to Spend $20 Million to Support Housing for Low-Income Families

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of $20 million in financing to support a housing and neighborhood improvement program focused on low-income families in Nicaragua. continue reading »

Reducing Child Labor in Latin America and Caribbean

Imagine your child working long hours under hazardous conditions, using dangerous chemicals or carrying heavy loads over long distances. Unfortunately, this is a reality for far too many families in Latin America and the Caribbean. continue reading »

Nicaragua Lets Go of Idea to Become Libya’s UN Envoy

After the U.S. threatened to refuse a diplomatic visa for a Nicaraugan diplomat hoping to act as Libya's representative to the United Nations, the idea has been scrapped. Miguel D'Escoto Brockman, a former Maryknoll priest, is a government minister continue reading »