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Nicaragua lifts blockade of its citizens at Peñas Blancas

(QCOSTARICA) It was at 2:00 pm Saturday when Nicaraguan authorities lifted the blockade to the passage at Peñas Blancas northern border, after denying for some 18 hours the entrance to a group of 120 of its citizens from Panama. The group of Nicaraguans, all citizens...

Nicaragua, which has minimized the pandemic, will assume the presidency of Council of Ministers of Health of the region

(QCOSTARICA) Starting in July, Nicaragua, through the Ministry of Health (MINSA) will be in charge of the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA), an instance from which the regional problems of the...

Costa Rica and Nicaragua: a border drawn by the covid-19 pandemic

He brought in a bag the avocados that his aunts gave him, and a pair of sandals that he bought on the other side, for the "carajilla" (young girl). He walked with his rubber boots, like any other day, through the paddocks and grasslands...

Nicaragua organizes massive activity in the border area with Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) The regimen of Daniel Ortega continues to deny the seriousness of the coronavirus in Nicaragua, organizing massive activities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. An example is the “Noche Cultural en la Bahía” (Cultural Night at the Bay) organized by the mayor's office...

More than 15,000 foreigners rejected

(QCOSTARICA) As a result of the operations of the Ministry of Public Security in the North and South border areas, 15,580 foreigners who intended to remain on Costa Rican soil have been rejected or expelled. According to the figures shared by the authorities, the highest...

It’s Now “Official” Costa Rica’s Pain In The Arse, Eden Pastora, Has Died

(TODAY NICARAGUA) There is really no end as to how far the dictator Daniel Ortega will go to deny over and over that Nicaragua does not have a pandemic on its hands, that all is under control, there is no community contagion and that...

Nicaragua’s Independent Medical Associations in the Line of Fire

Members of the independent medical associations that, given the inaction of the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (Minsa), proposed a voluntary quarantine to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Nicaragua, now complain of “a campaign” being waged against them. They assert that the campaign is...

Active Citizens and Absent State in Nicaragua

Brazil and Nicaragua are the two Latin American countries that are still resisting the implementation of measures to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19. Presidents Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua have both repeatedly refused to adopt public health strategies in...

Nicaragua Approaches a Thousand Suspected Covid-19 Deaths

(TODAY NICARAGUA) The independent monitoring organization, “COVID-19 Citizen’s Observatory”, issued a report on Tuesday, June 2, in which it reported 4,217 total infections and 980 deaths from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The latest report from Nicaragua’s Citizen’s Observatory registers 4,217 suspected cases and 980 deaths...

We need the international voiced raised, not a wall!

by Jose Antonio Solano S - I have earned the animosity of many for defending Nicaraguan immigrants. I still think that as a nation, not as a people, they deserve the ignorant, shameful and ridiculous Orteguista dictatorship. I have also heard absurd positions and proposals,...

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...

Nicaragua doctor speaks out: “Clearly, we are a threat to neighboring countries”

(QCOSTARICA) "Clearly, we are a threat to neighboring countries due to the irresponsible and negligent handling of the phases of the pandemic. Nothing has been done, the pandemic in Nicaragua is developing naturally; we have done nothing despite the doctor's union has tried to...

Nicaraguan Government issues reciprocal sanitary measures for the entry of Costa Rican truckers

(QCOSTARICA) The Nicaraguan Government issued an agreement, which establishes reciprocal treatment for Costa Rican cargo carriers in its territory, in response to the measures imposed by Costa Rica for the control of possible covid-19 infections. In this way, Costa Rican truckers will enter with GPS...

Nicaraguan truckers block border crossing with Costa Rica in protest

(QCOSTARICA) Nicaraguan truckers blocked border crossings with Costa Rica on Wednesday to demand that the Costa Rica government lift sanitary restrictions on cargo trucks, implemented to contain the spread of covid-19. "We are going to definitively block traffic to pressure governments to resolve," said the...

Daniel Ortega’s wife lashes out against Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Without saying the name, Rosario Murillo, Nicaragua's vice-president and wife of the dictator Daniel Ortega, lashed out against Costa Rica. Speaking in the official media on Tuesday, Murillo said: "This situation is taking place in Central America, where thousands of families depend on the...

Number of recovered patients reveals that the Minsa has hidden cases of Covid-19 in Nicaragua

(TODAY NICARAGUA) Here is a simple math exercise: how do you get 199 recovered patients of the Covid-19 when you had only 25 confirmed cases to begin with? In its official report on Tuesday, May 19, Nicaragua’s Ministry of Health assured that 199 Nicaraguans that...

Fundación Arias denounces ‘genocide’ in Nicaragua for mismanagement of the coronavirus

(QCOSTARICA) The Fundación Arias para la Paz y el Progreso Humano (Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress) denounced that "the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship is taking advantage of the covid-19 pandemic to provoke a genocide driven by criminal negligence." This was stated this Wednesday during the...

5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Nicaragua

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Nicaragua on Tuesday night. The tremor was recorded at 9:30 pm with the epicenter 73 kilometers west of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, at a had a depth of 50 kilometers. No injured or affected people were reported.

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Confirmed cases now at 866, Gvt accused by Nicaragua of closing border

Health Minister Daniel Salas confirmed at noon Monday that the country added three new cases of people infected with Covid-19, the total now standing at 866. The average age range is from three months to 87 years, of which 471 are men and 395 are...

Daniel Ortega blames Costa Rica for closing the border

Nicaragua's president,Daniel Ortega, in a live broadcast Monday evening accused Costa Rica of stopping the transit of goods through the Central American Isthmus for the measures implemented to prevent foreign truckers, infected with coronavirus, from spreading the disease in the country. In a not his...

Costa Rica and Honduras shield borders to stop entry of Nicaraguans

(AFP & QCOSTARICA) Two policemen and a military officer escort two young men off the horses on the Honduran shore of the bordering Guasaule River, in their mission to block the entry of Nicaraguans trying to enter Honduras, in the face of their country's...

Truckers in transit will move in police convoys

As of today, Friday, truckers in transit from north to south of the country, will move in convoys, escorted by the Fuerza Publica (National Police) A negative test for the coronavirus will not be required of them, the decision coming after complaints by carriers of...

Nicaraguan Army takes measures to face the Covid-19 pandemic

(TODAY NICARAGUA) While the Daniel Ortega regime urges its supporters (fanatics) to normality amid the pandemic of the new SARS-CoV-2 virus, the Nicaraguan Army prepares and calls its members and the population to abide by the preventive measures made by the national and international...

“This is just the beginning”: Anonymous begins attack on Nicaragua institutions

Anonymous announced it has started the massive cyberattack against the Daniel Ortega regime, “taking” the sites of the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN), the Ministry of Finance and the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF) as well as those of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism (Intur)...

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...

Express burials in Nicaragua cast doubt on death toll with covid-19

Róger Ordóñez was hospitalized for respiratory problems last week. When his son Enrique went to visit him the next morning, the 69-year-old retiree was already being buried by Health Ministry employees, dressed from head to toe in white protective suits, in a cemetery on...

The mystery of sudden deaths on the streets of Nicaragua

The alarm started on April 7, when a 55-year-old man died of a heart attack while sleeping in a section of the Roberto Huembes market. That afternoon, Forensics workers arrived by Don Pepe’s body wearing white protective suits that covered them from head to...

Fights resume in Nicaragua because ‘boxers have to eat’

(AP) — With the world pretty much devoid of sports events because of the coronavirus pandemic, boxing resumed in Nicaragua on Saturday night with a televised eight-fight card in front of a live, though sparse audience in Managua. Fans keep social distance as a preventive...

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...

Nicaragua Hospitals ordered to diagnose covid-19 cases as “acquired pneumonia”

While the government of Daniel Ortega continues to deny the coronavirus epidemic has hit his country, Nicaraguans know the truth: there are many more cases of covid-19: suspicious, infected and deaths. The body of the dead are removed by the back door of the hospitals...

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”...

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