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Gunmen Attack Sandinista Bus Caravans Killing 5, Wounding 25 in Nicaragua

Gunmen Attack Sandinista Bus Caravans Killing 5, Wounding 25 in Nicaragua

At least five people died and 25 others were wounded in attacks staged by unknown gunmen on caravans of buses carrying hundreds of Sandinista supporters, authorities of that Nicaraguan party said Sunday. continue reading »

Costa Rican Police Release 4 Nicaraguans Suspected of Raping U.S. Tourist

Costa Rican Police Release 4 Nicaraguans Suspected of Raping U.S. Tourist

Four Nicaraguans suspected of raping a U.S. tourist in northern Costa Rica were released Wednesday after the 19-year-old victim declined to witness a lineup, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Costa Rica Arrests 4 Nicaraguans in Rape of U.S. Tourist

Costa Rica Arrests 4 Nicaraguans in Rape of U.S. Tourist

Costa Rican authorities on Tuesday arrested four Nicaraguans as suspects in the rape of a young U.S. tourist who said she had been attacked by several men. continue reading »

Nicargua’s Canal  173 Mile Route Unveiled

Nicargua’s Canal 173 Mile Route Unveiled

The Grand Interoceanic Canal Commission of Nicaragua and China's HKND Group presented the proposed 278-kilometer (173-mile) route of the canal linking the Pacific with the Caribbean. continue reading »

Nicaragua Tourism Grew 8.3 Percent So Far in 2014

Nicaragua Tourism Grew 8.3 Percent So Far in 2014

Nicaragua welcomed 545,174 foreign visitors in the first five months of this year, which represents a growth of 8.3 percent over the same period in 2013, according to figures released by the Nicaraguan Tourism Institute, or Intur. continue reading »

Father Decapitates Teenage Daughter with a Machete in Nicaragua

Father Decapitates Teenage Daughter with a Machete in Nicaragua

A man in a jealous rage used a machete to decapitate his 14-year-old daughter in a rural community in Nicaragua's Autonomous North Atlantic Region, or RAAN, because she had left the family home to live with her boyfriend, the National Police reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Spanish Court Sentences Politician to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

Spanish Court Sentences Politician to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

A former official in eastern Spain's Valencia region was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for his part in embezzling the better part of 1.8 million euros ($2.45 million) intended for aid projects in Nicaragua. continue reading »

Nicaragua Arrests Suspect in Murder of U.S. Woman

Nicaragua Arrests Suspect in Murder of U.S. Woman

The prime suspect in the murder of a U.S. woman who traveled to Nicaragua on a church mission was arrested Wednesday, a senior police officer said. continue reading »

6.2 Earthquake in Nicaragua Blamed for 1 Death

6.2 Earthquake in Nicaragua Blamed for 1 Death

One person is dead as a result of the magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck northeast of this capital, Nicaraguan authorities said Friday. continue reading »

110 Year-Old Nicaraguan Reveals “Secret of Life”

110 Year-Old Nicaraguan Reveals “Secret of Life”

A 110-year-old Nicaraguan who knew Augusto C. Sandino, saw the rise and fall of the Somoza dictatorship, and lives in a deserted old station of his country's defunct railway, revealed his secret of longevity: "knowing how to live." continue reading »

Nicaraguan Constitutional Changes Go Into Effect Allowing Ortega to Remain in Office

Nicaraguan Constitutional Changes Go Into Effect Allowing Ortega to Remain in Office

Changes to the Nicaraguan constitution that allow President Daniel Ortega to run for re-election as many times as he wishes entered into force Tuesday with their publication in the official gazette. continue reading »

Walmart Refutes Claims of Selling Expired Food in Nicaragua

Walmart Refutes Claims of Selling Expired Food in Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan affiliate of Walmart rejected Friday the complaint by a consumer group that said the retail giant is selling expired food in this country. continue reading »

Nicaragua to Open New Hydroelectric Plant This Year

Nicaragua to Open New Hydroelectric Plant This Year

A new $62 million hydroelectric plant with a generating capacity of 17.3 MW will begin operating in mid-2014 in Nicaragua, the energy and mines minister said Friday. continue reading »

Nicaragua Predicts  to Generate 54 Percent of Electricity from Renewable Resources

Nicaragua Predicts to Generate 54 Percent of Electricity from Renewable Resources

Nicaragua expects to generate an average of 54 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of this year, the Energy and Mines Ministry said. continue reading »

Nicaraguan President Says Construction on Canal to Begin in December

Nicaraguan President Says Construction on Canal to Begin in December

The Nicaraguan government and the Chinese company awarded a concession to build and operate an interoceanic canal announced Saturday that construction would begin in December of this year. continue reading »