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Is Nicaragua as Effective at Deterring Drug Trafficking?

Is Nicaragua as Effective at Deterring Drug Trafficking?

(TODAY NICARAGUA) A top Nicaragua security official says a strategy known as the “wall of containment” has kept drug traffickers out, who instead flock to neighboring Honduras, a claim that seems questionable given the high levels of violence and reports of organized crime activity along the country’s Atlantic coast. Adolfo Zepeda, the inspector general for […]

Top FBI Fugitive Arrested In Nicaragua

Top FBI Fugitive Arrested In Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) ANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan authorities have arrested an alleged Salvadoran gang member on the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, National Police Director Aminta Granera said. Juan Elías García is wanted by U.S. authorities in connection with the execution-style murder of a 19-year-old New York woman and […]

Nicaragua To Exceed 1.5 Billion Dollars in Direct Investment

Nicaragua To Exceed 1.5 Billion Dollars in Direct Investment

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Nicaragua this year expects to exceed 1.5 billion dollars in direct investment in sectors like manufacturing, agriculture and energy, today said the delegate of the Presidency for these issues, Álvaro Baltodano. The official said to El 19 Digital that the Sandinista government struggles to raise the amount of investments during 2014, taking into […]

Ortega Alive and Well, Appeared In Public Monday Night To Greet Arrival From Rome Of Nicaragua’s New Cardinal

Ortega Alive and Well, Appeared In Public Monday Night To Greet Arrival From Rome Of Nicaragua’s New Cardinal

(TODAY NICARAGUA) The death of Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega were exaggerated. The social media was abuzz on Monday on the possible death of the Sandinista leader, after his absence from public view for the last ten days. But late last night, all the rumours were quietened, when Ortega met at the Managua airport Roman Cathloic […]

Where is Daniel? The Nicaraguan President’s Absence Is Called “Unusual”

Where is Daniel? The Nicaraguan President’s Absence Is Called “Unusual”

(TODAY NICARAGUA) The government of Nicaragua and in particular Nicaragua’s First Lady, Rosario Murillo, are maintaining total silence about president Daniel Ortega’s absence from public life for the last ten days, fueling rumours that the 68 year old Sandinista leader may be dead. Or in hospital in Cuba. Being questioned is the cancellation last Thursday […]

Inter-Oceanic Canal in Nicaragua, a Great Work of Engineering

Inter-Oceanic Canal in Nicaragua, a Great Work of Engineering

(TODAY NICARAGUA) The start of the construction of the Grand Inter-Oceanic Canal in Nicaragua and the works attached to it, in late current year, is seen as a challenge to engineering. Today, around 400 professionals from different countries: geologists, engineers, environment and trade specialists and technicians, are involved in feasibility studies carried out prior to […]

Nicaragua: 93 % of high school grads fail entrance exam

Nicaragua: 93 % of high school grads fail entrance exam

TODAY NICARAGUA – Less than 7% of recent high school graduates who took the National Engineering University’s (UNI) entrance exams this month passed, marking a slight improvement from last year’s results. Of the 2,656 aspiring university students who took the entrance exam to compete for one of 1,500 spots in the 2014 freshman class, only […]

Nicaragua captures U.S. fugitive pedophile

Nicaragua captures U.S. fugitive pedophile

(Q NICARAGUA) Nicaraguan authorities today expelled a U.S. fugitive who escaped justice three and a half years ago after pleading guilty in a U.S. federal court to possessing child pornography. Nicaraguan police detained Cory Micahael Papp on Jan. 1, after he was stopped in a taxi at a routine checkpoint in Chontales. When asked to […]

Nicaragua: Granada to hold 4th annual chili cook-off

(TODAY NICARAGUA) The fourth annual Gran Sultana Charity Chili Cook-off will be Sunday, Jan. 26 at 1:00 p.m.. This year it will be held at Reilly’s Irish Tavern on Calle Libertad across from Garden Cafe. Again there will be lots of chili to taste, condiments, desserts, drinks and an opportunity to mingle with friends, associates […]

Sandinista judges gift wrap canal law in time for Christmas

Sandinista judges gift wrap canal law in time for Christmas

(QNN) -Demonstrating that it’s better to give than receive this holiday season, Sandinista magistrates in the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to uphold Law 840, the Law of the Great Interoceanic Canal, as it was written and approved by their party’s lawmakers last June. In upholding the law, Sandinista judges rejected more than 30 constitutional […]

China now has the right to build a Nicaraguan canal to compete with Panama Canal

China now has the right to build a Nicaraguan canal to compete with Panama Canal

(QNICARAGUA) In a move that may turn out to be a lot more historically important than China’s reported lunar landing this weekend, the Sandinista government of Nicaragua is rapidly moving forward with a plan to allow a Beijing-based Chinese businessman to build a huge canal connecting Nicaragua’s Pacific and Atlantic coasts. The plan gives telecommunications […]

Nicaragua Approves Indefinite Reelection

Nicaragua Approves Indefinite Reelection

(QNICARAGUA) — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega moved closer to indefinite re-election Tuesday after his allies in the National Assembly approved constitutional changes that opponents say are designed to keep the Sandinista leader in power for life. The legislation eliminates presidential term limits and lowers the bar for re-election by naming the candidate with the most […]

Nicaragua Assesses Anti-Drug Agreement with Russia

Nicaragua Assesses Anti-Drug Agreement with Russia

(QNICARAGUA) Russian collaboration with Nicargua in the anti-drug struggle is a priority to our country, said today Deputy Jacinto Suarez, head of the Nicaraguan Foreign Affairs Commission of the National Assembly. Those relations are essential, because this Central American country is a retaining wall in the route of drug traffickers to other nations, especially the […]

Nicaragua begins repairs on canals in disputed border area

Nicaragua begins repairs on canals in disputed border area

(QNICARAGUA) Nicaragua opened the canals to gain access to the Caribbean sea from the San Juan River. Courtesy of Casa Presidencial MANAGUA – Following orders issued last week by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Nicaragua commenced repairing two canals on the disputed border territory of Isla Calero in the mouth of the San Juan […]

Nicaragua A Renewabl Energy Paradise in Central America

Nicaragua A Renewabl Energy Paradise in Central America

(QNICARAGUA) World Bank Report –  Nicaragua is what many experts call a paradise of renewable energies. The country has extensive geothermic resources––resulting from its large volcanic chain and seismic activity––with excellent exposure to the wind and sun and a variety of water sources. In terms of energy output, the country has the capacity to generate […]

Inter Milan Study Founding Football Academy in Nicaragua

Inter Milan Study Founding Football Academy in Nicaragua

(QNICARAGUA) Directors of the Foundation of the Italian football club Inter Milan are considering installing an academy for teaching that sport discipline in Nicaragua, the sources said today sporting institution visiting this nation. Delegates of the Foundation are for the third time in this country in order to shape the project, which would favor the […]

Nicaragua Looking For Arms To Protect Border With Colombia

Nicaragua Looking For Arms To Protect Border With Colombia

The government of Nicaragua is arming to protect the border with Colombia, after the ruling by the the International Court of Justice in The Hague in its favour. On November 19, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in Colombia’s favour on a long-standing dispute between Colombia and Nicaragua over a group of contested islands […]

Nicaragua Sex Workers Open Office In Defence Of Rights

Nicaragua Sex Workers Open Office In Defence Of Rights

MANAGUA (QNicaragua) – Nicaraguan sex workers have for the first time set up an office to assist in protection from abuse, violence and discrimination. The goal of opening a bureau in Managua “is to have a space where we as women share experiences, plan goals and claim rights,” Maria Davila, coordinator of the Red Nacional […]

Corruption Prevents Panama From Being Regional Financial Centre

Corruption Prevents Panama From Being Regional Financial Centre

The existing corruption and the lack of judicial safety in Panama’s financial sector are the main reasons that prevent Panama from consolidating as a regional financial center, according to the Association of Business Executives (APEDA). Regarding the institution, some sectors of the market note that Panama has have not enough willingness to become a financial […]

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