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U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans, Nicaraguans

U.S. Extends Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans, Nicaraguans

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, beginning July 6, 2013, and ending Jan. 5, 2015. continue reading »

Nicaragua Keeps an Eye on Rumbling San Cristobal Volcano

Nicaragua Keeps an Eye on Rumbling San Cristobal Volcano

The Nicaraguan government said Monday that it has stepped up its watch on the San Cristobal volcano after it shook its surroundings with four moderate earthquakes. continue reading »

Nicaragua Inaugurates Solar Farm

Nicaragua Inaugurates Solar Farm

Nicaraguan authorities inaugurated the country's first photovoltaic park, a 1 MW solar facility that could supply electricity to more than 1,000 homes. continue reading »

Spain Helps Nicaragua Close the Biggest Garbage Dump in Latin America

Spain Helps Nicaragua Close the Biggest Garbage Dump in Latin America

Spain presented Tuesday to the city government of Managua the sealing off of the biggest garbage dump in Latin America, the flagship project of Spanish aid to Nicaragua. continue reading »

Nicaragua Electric Utilities Disnorte Dissur Sold for $57.8 Million

Nicaragua Electric Utilities Disnorte Dissur Sold for $57.8 Million

Spanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa said Tuesday it sold its stakes in Nicaraguan electric utilities Disnorte and Dissur for $57.8 million. continue reading »

Nicaragua’s Largest Solar Plant to Open Soon, Says First Lady

Nicaragua’s Largest Solar Plant to Open Soon, Says First Lady

Nicaragua will soon bring online the country's largest solar plant, a facility with the capacity to power 1,100 homes, first lady Rosario Murillo said. continue reading »

Fake Mexican Journalists Appeal Drug Convictions in Nicaragua

Fake Mexican Journalists Appeal Drug Convictions in Nicaragua

Appeals have been filed by attorneys representing 18 Mexicans who posed as Televisa journalists and were convicted on drug charges in Nicaragua, judicial officials said Thursday. continue reading »

New Plastic Surgery Methods Using Stem Cells Created in Nicaragua

New Plastic Surgery Methods Using Stem Cells Created in Nicaragua

A subsidiary of Nicaraguan conglomerate Grupo Pellas presented here a novel plastic surgery method for Latin America based on the use of stem cells extracted from the patient's fatty tissue. continue reading »

NIcaragua to Open First Full-Service Luxury Hotel

NIcaragua to Open First Full-Service Luxury Hotel

Mukul Resort & Spa, the first luxury boutique hotel in Nicaragua, will open on February 1, 2013 at Guacalito de la Isla, a 1,670-acre, US$250-million low-density, continue reading »

Nicaragua Sentences Fake Journalists to 30 Years

Nicaragua Sentences Fake Journalists to 30 Years

The 18 Mexicans arrested last summer in Nicaragua while posing as Televisa journalists and later convicted on drug, money laundering and racketeering charges were sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. continue reading »

Colombia, Nicaragua Take First Steps Towards Resolving Maritime Dispute

Colombia, Nicaragua Take First Steps Towards Resolving Maritime Dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he has agreed with his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, "to establish lines of communication" to resolve through diplomatic channels the maritime dispute between the two countries. continue reading »

Arrest Warrants Issued For Fake News Team Stopped in Nicaragua

Arrest Warrants Issued For Fake News Team Stopped in Nicaragua

A Mexican judge has issued an arrest order for 16 people - including 15 arrested in Nicaragua while carrying $9.2 million in cash - for their alleged role in transactions involving illicit proceeds, federal prosecutors said. continue reading »

Colombia, Nicaragua to Discuss Maritime Border Dispute

Colombia, Nicaragua to Discuss Maritime Border Dispute

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said here Friday he hopes to speak in the most respectful, civilized way with Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega about a world court ruling that awarded Managua waters long claimed by Bogota. continue reading »

Costa Rican Authorities Seize More a Kilo of Cocaine

Costa Rican Authorities Seize More a Kilo of Cocaine

Costa Rican authorities announced Thursday the seizure of 1,068 kilos (2,352 pounds) of cocaine aboard a fishing boat off the country's Pacific coast. The Costa Rican-flagged vessel was intercepted Wednesday b continue reading »

Colombia Withdraws From ICJ Pact Over Territorial Dispute with Nicaragua

Colombia Withdraws From ICJ Pact Over Territorial Dispute with Nicaragua

President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that Colombia has pulled out of a pact recognizing the International Court of Justice's jurisdiction over its territorial disputes, a step taken in the wake of this month's world-court decision setting new maritime borders with Nicaragua. continue reading »