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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 »

Nicaragua Using Nearly $40 Million Loan to Improve Transportation System

Nicaragua Using Nearly $40 Million Loan to Improve Transportation System

Nicaragua will improve the efficiency and safety of its transportation system and advance regional integration with a $39.2 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

IDB Loan Will Improve 1.7 Million Nicaraguans’ Quality of Life

IDB Loan Will Improve 1.7 Million Nicaraguans’ Quality of Life

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $35 million loan to improve electricity service in Nicaragua, the third part for the National Sustainable Electrification and Renewable Energy Program (PNESER, the Spanish acronym). continue reading »

U.S. Government Responds to Nicaragua Elections - Not Transparent Enough

U.S. Government Responds to Nicaragua Elections - Not Transparent Enough

The U.S. government through the U.S. Department of State issued a statement on Sunday's municipal elections which was not a vote of confidence: continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Nicaragua Using $45M Loan to Improve Health Services For Most Vulnerable Groups

Nicaragua Using $45M Loan to Improve Health Services For Most Vulnerable Groups

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a second loan for $45 million to Nicaragua to improve spending priorities and efficiency on health and social protection for the country’s most vulnerable groups. The reforms carried out by the program will meet the needs of pregnant women and children in the poorest fifth of the nation’s population. continue reading »

Nicaragua Building 80 Health Care Centers in Most Remote Areas of Country

Nicaragua Building 80 Health Care Centers in Most Remote Areas of Country

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved $56.2 million in financing to Nicaragua for a program to improve health care, benefitting some 2.3 million people living in vulnerable areas. The funds will finance the construction and rehabilitation of 80 health care centers. continue reading »

Costa Rica Starts Crack Down on Undocumented Workers, Large Fines for Employers

Costa Rica Starts Crack Down on Undocumented Workers, Large Fines for Employers

Starting this week Costa Rica will implement new regulations that will heavily fine employers that hire undocumented workers. The initiative is meant to discourage the hiring of the estimated 60,000 foreigners living in the country and work undocumented. continue reading »