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Doctors call for urgent voluntary quarantine in Nicaragua

(AFP) Nicaraguan medical unions on Monday called on the population to urgently adopt a voluntary quarantine to deal with the spread of COVID-19, which they believe is expanding and has collapsed hospitals, although the government “continues to deny it.” Some 34 medical associations called for...

The Nicaraguan Approach: Defy Science with Ignorance at the Helm

The newly released publication of guidelines the government has titled: “White book for the COVID-19 pandemic” demonstrates what independent scientists have been pointing out: in the face of the danger of the pandemic, the authorities have oscillated between gross ignorance and boastful triumphalism. The Ortega-Murillo...

Daniel Ortega’s negligence spreads the covid-19 in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Gregorio could not say goodbye to his father. When he found out that he was dead, men uniformed from head to toe in a white waterproof jumpsuit and face masks were already burying him in the northern cemetery of the city of...

Covid-19 cases went from 25 to 254 in one week in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) In a single week, the number of confirmed cases of the covid-19 in Nicaragua went from 25 to 254, while the official deaths rose from 8 to 17, as reported by the Minister of Health, Martha Reyes, this Tuesday, May 19. “During the...

Coronavirus in Nicaragua: Doctors warn of possible chaos due to the rapid spread of covid-19

Today Nicaragua, Managua. Inhabitants and doctors of Nicaragua fear that the country is on the verge of chaos due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, due to the lack of measures to contain it and official secrecy regarding infections in the country. The independent media,...

Nicaragua releases 2,800 prisoners to house arrest to contain virus

Managua (AFP) Nicaragua released more than 2,800 prisoners to house arrest on Wednesday to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but advocates said there were no political prisoners among them. Nicaragua has reported only 25 coronavirus cases and 8 deaths, but civil society groups...

Avianca Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in US

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – Avianca, the second-largest airline in Latin America, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Sunday to reorganize its debt “due to the unpredictable impact” of the coronavirus pandemic. n a statement issued in Bogota, Avianca said that along with “some...

U.S. Couple stranded on sailboat in Nicaragua due to coronavirus lockdown

A Connecticut, U.S., native and her husband quit their jobs last year to sail around the world — now they’re stranded off the coast of Nicaragua amid a global pandemic, reaching out for help. Garrett and Audrey Ruhland aboard their 35-foot sailboat Thisldu.(Handout) Audrey and Garrett...

Minsa Confirms 9th Case of Coronavirus In Nicaragua; 2 Deaths

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) confirmed Monday a new case of covid-19 in the country, that of  a 58-year-old man. The patient in a “delicate” state, but “stable. Supporters of the Sandinista Front and members of the Ministry of Health make house-to-house visits in the...

Dictator Daniel Ortega reappears without any plan to face the Covid-19 pandemic

After 34 days of being absent from public and sparking speculation about his health, even rumors of his death, and his administration’s handling of the new coronavirus, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega reappeared on Wednesday in public and assured that the country is fighting “patiently”...

Ortega orders purchase of alcohol gel and gloves to avoid coronavirus

Daniel Ortega risks Nicaragua an expansion of COVID-19 by not ordering health measures, while he signs the massive purchase of gloves and gel alcohol for use of those closest to him. In the photo, Rosario Murillo, vice-president of Nicaragua and wife of Daniel Ortega According to...

Colombia Goes On LOCKDOWN!

Colombia will ban entering the country to everyone from abroad from midnight on Monday, including its own citizens, for a month, as the country struggles to enforce quarantine rules amid the accelerating coronavirus pandemic. The image of a ghost city:Bogotá in its first hours of...

Colombia Closes All Land, Sea and River Borders!

All Colombian land and sea borders will be closed starting on Tuesday, March 17 and until May 30, by order of President Iván Duque. The decision is another of the measures that the National Government takes to contain the advance of the coronavirus in...

Colombia closes its borders to foreigners

On Monday, March 16, in an unprecedented action, Colombia closed its borders to all foreigners in response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The closing of the borders is to prevent an outbreak in the country with 54 confirmed cases: 28 in Bogota, 7 in Medellin,...

Colombia announces measures to reduce the effects of the coronavirus on the economy

In order to counter the negative effect of the coronavirus covid-19 on the national economy, ColombiaPresident Iván Duque announced several measures to alleviate the most affected sectors, including the creation of a US$250 billion Bancóldex credit line. In the speech, President Iván Duque (at the...

First Case of Coronavirus in Colombia

The Colombian Ministry of Health on Friday, March 6, confirmed the first case of coronavirus Covid-19 in the country. The patient is a 19-year-old girl who claims to have been in Italy, making it an imported case. The patient is isolated in Bogotá. The patient, a student, had...

Colombian President Meeting with Donald Trump

Colombian President Iván Duque met with U.S. president Trump n the Oval Office at the White House on Monday. In brief remarks, the two leaders reaffirmed the relationship between the countries and talked about humanitarian issues in Venezuela. Colombia and the United States have been...

Colombian On Death Row In China Asks To Be Executed Soon

Héctor Fabio Osorio, a 50-year-old Colombian convicted in China of the death penalty has asked the Colombian government to intercede to expedite the process of his sentence: to be executed as soon as possible. Hector Fabio Osorio is on death row in China, convicted seven...

Uber Back In The Streets Of Colombia

Uber restarted operations in Colombia on Thursday (February 20) after shutting down its app for almost three weeks. In a statement, the company said it had found “new alternatives” to work legally in Colombia. Uber returns to service in Colombia. The Ride-hailing app will operate...

Warren Buffett’s Son Is Spending $200 Million to Help Colombia Kick Its Cocaine Curse

(AP) — With Colombian military snipers in position, Howard Buffett descends from a helicopter and trudges through the wet grass in steel-toe boots chewed through by his dog’s teeth. In this Jan. 29, 2020 photo, Howard Buffett receives presents during a visit, with Colombia’s President...

The High Cost of Protectionism

In Costa Rica, the Contentious Administrative Court ruled in favor of the companies who accused the government of damaging the local market, after the Solis administration banned the import of Mexican avocado in 2014. The conflict, which remains unsolved, dates back to several years ago,...

Less deaths on the road in January

January 2020 had the lowest number of deaths on the road in the last 5 months. The 28 fatalities were the lowest for a January month since 2013, according to reports by the Ministry of Transport. The number is the deaths occurring at the site of...

TransNica Adds Cuidad Quesada On New San Jose – Managua Route

As of March 1, Sancarleños will be able to travel to Managua, Nicaragua with a departure in Ciudad Quesada. The TransNica company will open this new route San José-Ciudad Quesada-Los Chiles-Tablillas-Managua. Currently, TransNica offers service to and from Managua and San Jose by way of Peñas...

Doesn’t mean you can ignore a red light

So it is, from 10 pm to 5 am, drivers cross an intersection even if the light is red. Yes, you read that right, even if the light is red. However, it doesn’t mean you just ignore the red light. The Traffic Law (Ley de...

If you carry 3 people in your car, you can drive during San Jose restriction without being sanctioned

A driver will not be sanctioned during the vehicular restriction day for the vehicle if carrying at least 4 people (including the driver). Construction and back to classes next week are expected to add to San Jose’s nightmare traffic conditions Facing growing congestion in the San...

Bilingual? Cinde will offer more than 3,000 jobs at fair

Those who are looking for work and speak at least two languages may participate in the Cinde Job Fair, which will offer 3,000 positions by more than 50 different leading companies and academic institutions. The Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (Cinde) announced that the...

Bogota, A Magnet For Foreign Investment

During 2019, Invest in Bogota, Colombia’s capital investment promotion agency, supported 48 greenfield Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects, its highest number for a calendar year since its institution in 2006. The U.S. was Bogota’s main ally in Foreign Direct Investment in 2019 Overall, Invest in Bogota supported the...

Protests to intensify this year, Colombia union leader says

(Reuters) – Protests against the social and economic policies of Colombian President Ivan Duque will restart with more intensity this year, a top union leader said. Marchers in Colombia held mass demonstrations in November and December last year to demand a varied laundry list of...

Uber to leave Colombia after regulatory crackdown

In the midst of a difficult legal battle and after six years in the country, Uber announced Friday that it will stop providing its mobility services in Colombia indefinitely. In its latest regulatory blow, Uber will end operations in Colombia on January 31, confirmed...

Colombia’s loathed tax reform passed Congress

A widely rejected tax reform that was approved by Colombia’s Congress in December may become President Ivan Duque‘s latest humiliation in court. Several senators and jurists have announced they will challenge the so-called “Economic Growth and Job Creation Bill” that has been rejected by economists...

Top 10 most Googled Travel Destinations of 2019, According To Google

Google Trends has come up with a list of top 10 destinations that were most searched (on Google) in the year 2019. Based on U.S. search data, the Maldives topped the list as one of the best travel destinations of 2019. The Maldives is every beach...

China makes big impact in Colombia: The year of Chinese transport infrastructure

2019 was the year in which Chinese companies finally made their way into Colombia, which had perhaps been most skeptical about investment from the region’s second-largest trading partner. Two weeks ago, headlines were full of the purchase of the gold mining company Continental Gold by...

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