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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 »

JUST IN:  Venezuela and Nicaragua Appear Ready to Offer NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Asylum

JUST IN:  Venezuela and Nicaragua Appear Ready to Offer NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Asylum

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega appears to be offering alleged U.S. and NSA leaker Edward Snowden asylum. Other reports indicate that Venezuela is also ready to offer Snowden asylum. continue reading »

Nicaraguan Air Force Chief Killed in Helicopter Crash

Nicaraguan Air Force Chief Killed in Helicopter Crash

Air force chief of staff Col. Manuel Lopez and nine other military personnel died in the crash of a military helicopter, the Nicaraguan armed forces said. continue reading »

Chinese Firm Gets OK to Develop Canal in Nicaragua

Chinese Firm Gets OK to Develop Canal in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan lawmakers passed two bills that give a Chinese company an up to 100-year concession to build and operate an inter-oceanic canal, despite protests by opponents who called President Daniel Ortega a "traitor." continue reading »

Nicaragua, China Close to Canal Deal

Nicaragua, China Close to Canal Deal

Nicaragua is moving closer to granting a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build and operate a canal linking the Atlantic to the Pacific. continue reading »

Nicaragua Expels AFP Photojournalist

Nicaragua Expels AFP Photojournalist

An Agence France-Presse photojournalist was expelled from Nicaragua, Chilean Consul Diego Rivera said. Hector Retamal, a Chilean national, was put on a plane Saturday to Costa Rica, where the French news agency has its Central American headquarters, Rivera said. continue reading »

UNESCO Director Visits Nicaraguan Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO Director Visits Nicaraguan Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova inspected two of the three biosphere reserves in Nicaragua to get a firsthand look at their condition, first lady Rosario Murillo said. continue reading »

FBI Most Wanted & Teacher-Child Porn Suspect Captured in Nicaragua

FBI Most Wanted & Teacher-Child Porn Suspect Captured in Nicaragua

The FBI has announced the capture of Eric Justin Toth, one of its "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” in Nicaragua. continue reading »

Environmental Group Calls for Nicaragua to Ban Shark Fishing

Environmental Group Calls for Nicaragua to Ban Shark Fishing

An environmental group is calling for a greater government presence in Nicaragua's Caribbean waters following the discovery of a boat with dozens of dead sharks aboard in Little Corn Island. continue reading »

Russia, Nicaraguan Navy Seize Large Quantity of Cocaine in Caribbean

Russia, Nicaraguan Navy Seize Large Quantity of Cocaine in Caribbean

Nicaraguan naval forces and Russian drug enforcement agents seized 100 packages of cocaine on the high seas, state media reported, citing military spokesmen. continue reading »