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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 »

Nicaragua Allows U.S., Russian Anti-Drug Operations in Territorial Waters

Nicaragua Allows U.S., Russian Anti-Drug Operations in Territorial Waters

Nicaragua's congress authorized Tuesday the entry of U.S. and Russian military units for anti-drug operations in the nation's territorial waters, which were expanded a year ago by a decision of the International Court of Justice. continue reading »

Report Says Internet Usage Growing at Faster Rate Than Economic Growth in LatAm

Report Says Internet Usage Growing at Faster Rate Than Economic Growth in LatAm

Use of the Internet as a source of entertainment and information in Latin America is going a lot faster than economic growth, though countries like Nicaragua and Honduras "have practically never gone online," according to a report released by the Latinobarometro polling firm. continue reading »

Nicaragua to Extend Health Services to Rural Communities with $35 Million Loan

Nicaragua to Extend Health Services to Rural Communities with $35 Million Loan

Nicaragua will receive $35 million in financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a program to extend health services to rural communities, particularly focusing on children under 2 years and women of childbearing age. continue reading »

Nicaragua to Improve Transport System with $91.5 Million Loan

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 »

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 192nd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Nicaragua on Your 192nd Year of Independence

Today, all of Nicaragua is celebrating and rejoicing its 192-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 »

Cemex to Improve Nicaraguan Infrastructure with $40 Million Highway

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 »