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Order and tranquility, this is how voluntary vaccination against Covid-19 is developed in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – From the early hours of this Friday, seniors with chronic conditions came out voluntarily for the Covishield vaccine against Covid-19. At the Bertha Calderón hospital in Managua, those over 60 years of age arrive to be vaccinated with the certainty of feeling...

What to know about “border runs” starting from today

RICO's TICO BULL - Today, Monday, April 5, Costa Rica opened its land borders with Nicaragua and Panama to tourists, in what both the immigration service (Dirección General de Migración y Extranjera - DGME) and the Tourism Board (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo - ICT),...

Costa Rica Opens Land Borders To Tourists Starting Today

QCOSTARICA - Starting today, Monday, April 5, Costa Rica's land borders with Nicaragua and Panama will be gradually opened. Tourists who do not require an entry visa will be the first to be admitted to the country. These are those who belong to groups 1...

Country by Country Guide to Covid Vaccines in Central America

QCOSTARICA - Covid vaccination in Central America is well underway. Here’s an updated country guide to how they’re doing, as of March 18, 2021. The topic of vaccines is controversial, stirring up strong feelings on both sides of the debate. Just look at the Q's...

Clean Up Underway After Nicaragua’s Tallest Volcano Erupts  

TODAY NICARAGUA – Authorities in Nicaragua are keeping a close watch on the San Cristobal volcano, as residents clean up from Tuesday’s eruption that showered ash over the northwestern city of Chinandega. The 1,745-meter-high colossus, located northwest of Nicaragua, made an explosion that raised a...

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega prepares his ‘re-election’

On November 7, Nicaraguans will go to the poll in elections lacking democratic guarantees, without minimum conditions to promote healthy competition for power. In the absence of unexpected events, the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo will perpetuate itself in control of the...

Despite Covid and Barriers Nicaraguans Migrate to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Restricted borders, increased immigration patrols, limitations in transportation and movement and the pandemic has not deterred Nicaraguan migrants from arriving in Costa Rica. Nicaragua's economic and political crisis continues to be the motivation for thousands of Nicaraguans to seek refuge and a job...

Costa Rica and Nicaragua Travel Guide

Q TRAVEL - The coronavirus pandemic has reduced the ease of traveling from one country to another. Though are fewer border restrictions now than when the pandemic first began in March 2020, those wanting to travel still face many limits. Between Nicaragua and Costa Rica,...

Ortega Regime Promises Vaccines, with No Details

TODAY NICARAGUA – Former Nicaraguan health minister and current presidential advisor Carolina Davila has announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will begin in 2021. Her announcement came after weeks of government silence. Plans are to prioritize the groups at highest risk. Nicaraguan advisor on health issues, declares...

Reviewing the Year of the Pandemic in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – 2020 was marked above all by Covid-19. It became one of those years that will forever mark a before and after, all over the world. Some 80 million Covid infections have now been documented worldwide, and 1.7 million deaths. In Nicaragua, we...

How Nicaragua went from being the economy with the most pessimism in Central America in 2020, to the second with the best performance

Q REPORTS - Nicaragua will fall less than expected and is between the two economies, along with Guatemala, that have best resisted the impact of Covid-19, according to an update of projections presented by the Banco Central de Nicaragua (BCN) - Central Bank -...

Children Accompany 31% of Exiled Nicaraguans in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Approximately 31.5% of Nicaraguan exiles in Costa Rica are accompanied by children or adolescents. This finding comes from an investigation recently carried out by the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress. Of these children and teens, 76.7% attend school. Elvira Cuadra, a Nicaraguan...

Fundación Arias report: Nicaraguan refugees have a high academic level, but live in precarious conditions in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Since 2018, many children, youth, and adults have left Nicaragua to seek refuge in Costa Rica for fear of threats from the government of Daniel Ortega However, their stay on Costa Rican soil has been marked by poverty, unemployment, and a variety of...

19 dead and 45 injured in traffic accident in Waslala, Matagalpa

TODAY NICARAGUA – The overturning of a truck left 16 people dead and 45 injured in the community of Ocote Tuma, in the municipality of Waslala, on the North Caribbean Coast, the same area that was affected by the recent hurricanes. Germán Vargas, mayor of...

4 killed, 48,000 evacuated as Hurricane Iota Tears Across Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – The damage from Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua is beginning to be quantified: at least four dead and 48,000 evacuated. The first fatalities were two brothers, minors, who were dragged by the current of a river in Carazo. According to the official statement,...

Category 5 Hurricane Iota makes landfall on North Caribbean coast of Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – Hurricane Iota, a category 5 hurricane, made landfall Monday night, November 16, on the North Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 260 kilometers per hour, according to the Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies (Ineter). Marcio Baca, Ineter’s director of Meteorology,...

Hurricane Iota moves towards a devastated Central America

QCOSTARICA - Hurricane Iota strengthened this Monday and rose to category 4 on its way to Central America, where authorities evacuated thousands of people to minimize risks. The region was recently devastated by the passage of Eta, just two weeks ago. The U.S. National Hurricane Center...

Central America braces itself for the onslaught of a new hurricane

QCOSTARICA - Central American countries prepared for a new hurricane on Saturday, days after Hurrican Eta, dissipating to a tropical storm, killed more than 200 people in the region. Tropical storm Iota was in the Caribbean on Saturday, moving slowly towards Central America, which could...

“La Nacion” Editorial On Nicaragua’s New Gag Law (Ley Mordaza)

LA NACION EDITORIAL - The Nicaraguan regime has just expanded its repressive resources with the approval of a law against cybercrimes whose most outstanding characteristic is the criminalization of false information. Sandinista legislators and their allies formed an overwhelming majority of 70 votes in favor...

Observatorio Ciudadano registers 2,786 COVID-19 deaths in Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Observatorio Ciudadano of Nicaragua reported this Saturday, November 7, that the number of deaths related to COVID-19 reached 2,786 accumulated this week since the first case was reported last March. According to the Observatorio, made up of doctors and volunteers who...

Eta Increases Covid-19 Risk in Nicaragua and Honduras

TODAY NICARAGUA – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned that the passage of Hurricane Eta through Nicaragua and Honduras increased the risk of contagion of covid-19 in the affected areas. Furthermore, it urged the population in temporary shelters to be “alert”, use masks,...

Rainy onslaught by Hurricane Eta batters Guanacaste

QCOSTARICA - The central Pacific, as well as Guanacaste and the canton of Upala, in the northern zone (Alajuela), are on an orange alert due to the intensification of the rains in that area due to the indirect influence of Hurricane Eta. The National Emergency...

Eta weakens to tropical storm as it moves through Central America

(UPI) - Hurricane Eta weakened to a tropical storm early Wednesday after making landfall in Nicaragua as a powerful Category 4 hurricane a day prior. Eta, the 28th named storm and 12th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, moved over Nicaragua Tuesday afternoon, threatening...

ETA will not be a Hurricane Mitch …but it will bring a lot of humidity and rain

TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua will once again be on the path of a hurricane this week since 2016. It is called ETA, which has raised fears of possible floods, mudslides, and severe damage to infrastructure and crops in the Caribbean, north, and center of...

“Gag Law” approved by Ortega will enter into force in 60 days

TODAY NICARAGUA – The 70 votes of the ruling Frente Sandinista (Sandinista Front) in the National Assembly approved, without opposition, the Special Law on Cybercrimes, known as the “Ley Mordaza” (Gag Law), which aims to regulate content on the internet and silence the critical...

Ortega Murillo forutne “injured” after devastating blows by US sanctions

TODAY NICARAGUA – In less than two years, the sanctions issued by the United States have complicated and almost dismantled the financial framework that the Ortega regime built with funds from Venezuelan cooperation, outside of state control. Rosario Murillo and Daniel Ortega are the only...

Coronavirus in Nicaragua: Parties in Masaya amid the pandemic

TODAY NICARAGUA – Have Nicaraguans found a way to beat cure COVID-19? Thousands in the city of Masaya, Nicaragua, famous for its indigenous roots, rebellion and folklore, celebrated the patron saint festivities of San Jerónimo, the patron saint of Masaya, without fear of the...

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega Seeks New “Gag Law”, Prescribing Fines and Jail

TODAY NICARAGUA – In an escalation of their fight to silence critical voices, the Ortega regime now targets the opposition and independent media. The newly proposed “Special Cybercrimes Law” establishes punishments including jail time for such figures. These sanctions can be levied on citizens that,...

Nicaraguan tourist transport asks Costa Rican open border

(QCOSTARICA) The president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tourist Transport, Enrique Quiñónez, said last Friday that three companies in the sector sent a letter to the Costa Rican president, Carlos Alvarado, requesting the opening of the land border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, closed...

Costa Rica land borders continue closed

(QCOSTARICA) With the opening of the air and sea borders to tourists from authorized countries, and residents, important to note that the land borders - Peñas Blancas and Las Tablilla with Nicaragua and Paso Canos and Sixaola with Panama - continue closed. According to executive...

Nicaragua and the Myth of the Mestizo Nation

The April protests put many conversations on the table that are still pending. One of them is the longed-for idea of a “New Nicaragua”. A lot of things could be discussed within that topic, as there are varied interpretations of the idea, which also...

Ortega says he’s got the virus under control!

(TODAY NICARAGUA) On Sunday, July 22, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega made a rare appearance, at which he announced that the country’s death toll was low and that the pandemic had not affected Nicaragua’s health system – as had happened in “capitalist” countries. Ortega said agricultural...

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