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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 »

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 »