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U.S. Government Responds to Nicaragua Elections - Not Transparent Enough

The U.S. government through the U.S. Department of State issued a statement on Sunday's municipal elections which was not a vote of confidence: continue reading »

Nicaragua Using $45M Loan to Improve Health Services For Most Vulnerable Groups

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a second loan for $45 million to Nicaragua to improve spending priorities and efficiency on health and social protection for the country’s most vulnerable groups. The reforms carried out by the program will meet the needs of pregnant women and children in the poorest fifth of the nation’s population. continue reading »

Nicaraguan Lawmakers Approve $6.6 Bilion Inter-Oceanic Pipeline, Oil Refinery

Nicaragua's legislature has approved a bill authorizing construction of an oil refinery, an inter-oceanic pipeline and other facilities, a $6.6 billion project to be partially funded by close ally Venezuela. continue reading »

12,000 Nicaraguan Families to Benefit From Improved Housing Conditions

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of up to $5 million to Nicaragua’s Foundation for the Promotion of Local Development (Prodel), paving the way for the non-profit organization serving the base of the pyramid to expand financing for basic community infrastructure and incremental home improvement projects. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 191st Year of Independence

Today, all of Nicaragua is celebrating and rejoicing its 191-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. continue reading »

Nicaragua Partners With TACA Airlines To Promote Tourism on Expedia

The Nicaraguan Tourism Board has launched a partnership with TACA, a leading airline in Latin America, to drive travel bookings to Nicaragua on Expedia.com, the world's leading online travel company. continue reading »

Nicaragua Inching Towards Canal Construction with Financing from Chinese Firm

Nicaragua has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese company on financing for a $30 billion inter-oceanic canal, a government official told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

3 Nicaraguan Police Dishonorably Discharged for Raping Mentally Retarded Girl

Nicaraguan police announced Saturday the dishonorable discharge of three officers accused of raping a mentally retarded 12-year-old girl. continue reading »

Nicaragua to Invest $20 Million in Early Childhood Programs for Poorest Children

Nicaragua will support cognitive, motor, and social development of children under age six in the country’s poorest communities with the help of a $20 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Nicaragua Launches U.S. Facebook Page with Travel Sweepstakes

Today, Nicaragua, the hot new travel destination in Central America, is launching its new U.S. Facebook page with a sweepstakes contest. continue reading »

REPORT:  Brazil, Nicaragua & Panama best Suited to Attract Low-Carbon Energy Investments

Brazil, Nicaragua and Panama have the most suitable environment for climate-related investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a preview of the Climatescope 2012, an upcoming report continue reading »

Iran’s Nuclear Program Gets Boost from Nicaragua’s President Ortega

Daniel Ortega began his second consecutive five-year term as president of Nicaragua with a speech substantially devoted to defending the Iranian nuclear program. continue reading »

Nicaragua Files Suit Against Costa Rica at UN World Court over Border Violations

Nicaragua has filed suit against Costa Rica at the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), citing violations to national sovereignty and major environmental damages to its territory due to the construction of a new road along the banks of the San Juan River. continue reading »

Dutch Helping Nicaraguan Famers Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and two Dutch non-governmental organizations, Hivos and SNV, are launching a $6.3 million biogas market development continue reading »

Four Traffickers, Speedboat and 1 1/2 Tons of Cocaine Seized off Nicaragua

Naval forces of the Nicaraguan army seized 1 1/2 tons of cocaine and killed four drug traffickers, two of them Colombians, during an operation in the country's northern Caribbean region, military officials said Saturday. continue reading »

U.S. Declares Nicaragua Elections as Non-Transparent

The Nicaraguan Government has announced that Daniel Ortega will serve another term as president. International and unaccredited domestic observers continue reading »

Daniel Ortega Wins Nicaragua Pres Elections, Otto Pérez Wins Pres in Guatemala

Former Army General Otto Pérez Molina won some 54% of the Guatemalan vote, while Ortega garnered 67% of the votes in Nicaragua, amid allegations of electoral fraud. continue reading »

Nicargua to Get International Aid for Flood Relief

The United Nations and Nicaragua launched a flash appeal today for $14.3 million to provide shelter, food, water and sanitation, and agricultural livelihoods to those affected by the floods that have ravaged large parts of the country for the past three weeks. continue reading »

32 People Infected With H1N1 in Nicaragua Last Week

According to the Nicaraguan Health Ministry, at least 32 cases of H1N1 virus were reported in the last week. The outbreak of swine flu was concentrated in the capital city of Managua, as well as the neighboring department of León. continue reading »

Catholic Church-Run Programs for Men help Stem Violence Against Nicaraguan Women

Women in Nicaragua, often too timid to speak for themselves, have been beaten and sometimes killed by their partners or husbands who were unable or unwilling to see this as a crime, as unacceptable, as a way of life that needed to be changed. continue reading »