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U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Over 80,000 Immigrants

U.S. Government Extends Temporary Protected Status for Over 80,000 Immigrants

The U.S. government on Friday extended for 18 months the Temporary Protected Status enjoyed by more than 83,000 Honduran migrants and some 4,200 people from Nicaragua. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 193rd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 193rd Year of Independence

Today, all of Nicaragua is celebrating and rejoicing its 193-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. Independence came in 1821 when Nicaragua declared itself independent from Spain as did four other Central American countries. continue reading »

Nicaragua Seeks U.S. Assistance in Investigating Meteorite

Nicaragua Seeks U.S. Assistance in Investigating Meteorite

The Nicaraguan government requested U.S. help in the ongoing scientific investigation of the meteorite that fell to Earth in an unpopulated part of Managua last weekend. continue reading »

Falling Meteorite Cause of Mysterious Blast Near Nicaragua International Airport

Falling Meteorite Cause of Mysterious Blast Near Nicaragua International Airport

The mysterious explosion that occurred over the weekend near Managua's Augusto C. Sandino International Airport was caused by a falling meteorite that could have become detached from the 2014RC asteroid when it came near Earth, Nicaraguan officials said. continue reading »

Boat Carrying 30 Sinks in Nicaragua, 4 Still Missing

Boat Carrying 30 Sinks in Nicaragua, 4 Still Missing

A boat carrying 30 people capsized in a Nicaraguan river and four people are missing, the Red Cross in Bluefields, in the Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region, or RAAS, said. continue reading »

Nicaragua Suspends Search for Trapped Miners

Nicaragua Suspends Search for Trapped Miners

Search efforts for seven miners missing for five days in an abandoned gold mine located in the northern Caribbean municipality of Bonanza have been suspended, Nicaragua's DGB fire-rescue service said Tuesday. continue reading »

20 Miners Rescued From Collapsed Mine in Nicaragua

20 Miners Rescued From Collapsed Mine in Nicaragua

Rescue teams brought 20 people to safety at an artisanal gold mine located on Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast and are continuing to search for seven others who remain trapped. continue reading »

27 Trapped in Nicaraguan Mine

27 Trapped in Nicaraguan Mine

The number of people trapped inside a gold mine on Nicaragua's northern Atlantic coast is 27 and not 24, as reported earlier, the government said Friday. continue reading »

Nicaraguan Singer Enoc Zavalla Dies in Shooting, Age 35

Nicaraguan Singer Enoc Zavalla Dies in Shooting, Age 35

Singer-songwriter Enoc Zavalla was fatally shot in Managua's nightclub district, Nicaragua's National Police said Friday. Zavalla, 35, was a member of the group Xolo Mancontal and served as vice president of the Association of Artists and Singer-Songwriters. continue reading »

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 »