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The challenge of getting a Covid-19 test in Nicaragua

An American who lives in Nicaragua posted on Monday, April 6, on her social networks the difficulty of getting a Covid-19 test in the country, after she presented symptoms and because she lived in a place where mainly foreigners live. In Nicaragua, it is unknown...

Lucía Pineda assures that “Daniel Ortega will soon come out of his eternal quarantine”

100% Noticias journalist Lucía Pineda tweeted Monday morning that President Daniel Ortega will be released from his eternal quarantine at any time, after the president’s 24-day absence from public amid the covid-19 pandemic. Pineda assures that Ortega has the habit of “disappearing” in what she...

Despite COVID-19, Nicaraguan Government continues to promote massive activities

Despite the recommendations of the different international health authorities in the face of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Nicaragua continues without decreeing sanitary measures such as social isolation, closure of public places and borders, or suspension of the school year. Quite to the...

Nicaragua reports first death from Covid-19

Nicaragua registered on Thursday, March 26, the first death from the new coronavirus, according to authorities from the Ministry of Health (Minsa). This is the second of two patients confirmed with Covid-19 in the country. So far, the government of Daniel Ortega reports two confirmed...

Where Is Daniel in Times of Covid-19?

The silence and total absence of Daniel Ortega during coronavirus pandemic and government action to promote open borders and tourism, and the limited information provided by the authorities, is questioned by many Nicaraguans. Daniel Ortega has been silent and absent since the coronavirus pandemic Without voicing...

Ortega regime exposes medical personnel to contagion with house-to-house visits

Health Ministry personnel along with members of the Sandinista Leadership Committee undertook the suicide task this Saturday, March 21, of visiting home-to-home in the neighborhoods of the capital to report on the coronavirus, without using a protective measure to avoid alarming the population, as...

El Salvador President Concerned About Neglect of the Daniel Ortega Government of Coronavirus

The President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele expressed his concern about the negligence and inaction of the Daniel Ortega government in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, which shows that he is aware of the situation in Nicaragua it has endeavored to execute a...

Nicaragua Reports First Case of Coronavirus Covid-19

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) confirmed the first case of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Nicaragua on Wednesday night. This is a 40-year-old man who contracted the virus in Panama and “there he was infected and presented symptoms. The test was done and is being attended...

Ortega Government Says God Will Protect Nicaragua from Coronavirus

The Government of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo continues to row against the tide in the matter of coronavirus prevention: Vice President Murillo ordered to “expand and develop” all the events raised in her summer campaign, called “Nicaragua All Sweet, with Love for You,...

NO Emergency Over Coronavirus In Nicaragua; ALL Tourists Welcome, Even From Countries With Confirmed Covid-19 Cases

While most of the world is in a pandemic over the coronavirus covid-19, in Nicaragua there is no “Emergency” and all visitors, even from countries with confirmed cases of covid-19 will have no restrictions for moving around in Nicaragua Fascade of the Fernando Velez Pais...

“Love in times of COVID-19”: Nicaraguans march in the midst of a pandemic

While the world cancels public activities, bans massive concentration of people, and sports events to prevent the spread of covid-19, the government of Daniel Ortega and his wife, First Lady and Vice-President, Rosario Murillo, made a call to public employees and supporters to attend...

MINSA denies rumors about COVID-19 in Nicaragua

Dr. Martha Reyes of the Ministerio de Salud de Nicaragua (MINSA) – Nicaragua Ministry of Health,  on Wednesday, denied the rumors existing on social networks about the arrival in Nicaragua of the COVID-2019. Dr. Martha Reyes, director of Health Surveillance The doctor confirmed on Channel 4’s...

The risk of the coronavirus entering Nicaragua in case of confirmed cases in Costa Rica

The coronavirus covid-19 is getting closer and closer to Nicaragua, and the alerts increase in view of the possibility of the virus entering the country after 9 confirmed cases were detected in the neighboring country of Costa Rica. “The virus is going to enter (Nicaragua)...

US Embassy prohibits its officials and temporary visitors from leaving Managua for 72 hours

The United StatesEmbassy in Managua issued on Thursday, March 5, an alert prohibiting embassy workers and temporary visitors in the country from leaving their residences or hotels for the next 72 hours: otherwise, they will need a special permit, as reported by the United...

Nik Wallenda Walks Tightrope Over Nicaragua’s Masaya Volcano (Photos)

In his most daring feat yet, Nik Wallenda, on Wednesday night walked high above the lava pool of the Masaya Volcano, one of the most volatile and dangerous volcanoes in the world, located in the heart of Nicaragua. The day before, in an interview with...

Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal dies

The renowned poet Ernesto Cardenal died on Sunday at the age of 95 in Managua due to heart and kidney problems, a close relative said. Ernesto Cardinal, the poet and cleric who became a symbol of revolutionary verse in Nicaragua and around Latin America has...

New minimum wages in Nicaragua

As of Sunday, March 1, more than 100,000 workers, mostly from the formal sector, will receive an adjustment in their salary that will be reflected in their paycheck of the first half of March, as established by the Ministry of Labor (Mitrab). Though the minimum...

Coronavirus: Nicaragua has not established protocol or will quarantine

Nicaragua’s Minister of Health, Carolina Dávila Murillo, informed through the official media, that the government of Daniel Ortega will not interpose any quarantine to those who enter Nicaragua, including from countries that have positive cases of the new coronavirus, covid19. “Nicaragua has not established or...

Ortega government lifts blockade against La Prensa

The government of Daniel Ortega earlier this month lifted the blockade of paper and ink, which has held illegally in the warehouses of the General Directorate of Customs (DGA) for more than a year, that was preventing Nicaragua’s oldest and most renowned newspaper, La...

Italy Deported Laureano Ortega; In Spain He Is Called “Asesino” by Protesters

The Government of Italy declared Laureano Ortega, son of President Daniel Ortega, a persona non grata, and therefore did not allow him to enter the country, where he would have attended an opera concert. Nicaraguan protesters in Madrid against Laureano Ortega, representative of the Nicaraguan...

Nicaraguan Migrants Travel South After Northern Neighbors Tighten Borders

The ongoing socio-political crisis in Nicaragua has caused large numbers of Nicaraguans to migrate to neighboring nations in Latin America. Similar to Costa Rica, Panama is facing numerous issues related to the influx of Nicaraguan migrants. Photo UN Migration According to Panamanian Director of the National...

Nicaragua Restaurants Suffering the Crisis

As of November 30th, the restaurant and bar association registered a drop of between 20% and 50% in its sales, and they do not foresee any major changes in the coming months. The Cámara Nicaragüense de Restaurantes y Similares (Canires). – Nicaraguan Chamber of Restaurants...

Pompeo: U.S. will maintain pressure on Ortega “until liberties are restored” in Nicaragua

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, highlighted on Monday the pressure exerted by the Trump administration on the administration of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, which has been the target of several sanctions for human rights violations. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “The United States...

Water Becomes a Symbol of Struggle in Nicaragua

A new symbol of struggle was born in the immediacy of social networks. These are water bottles, which for the self-organized movement represents solidarity and resistance. Social networks users have viralize illustrations and artworks to show solidarity with 16 activists arrested for bringing water to...

Tourism is bouncing back in Nicaragua

Tourism to Nicaragua is “recovering very rapidly” following the political unrest and subsequent travel ban by the British Foreign Office. View over Ometepe Island to Volcan Concepcion, Nicaragua. Kite Aerial Photograph/Flickr Nicaragua’s minister of tourism, Anasha Campbell, in London speaking to TTG revealed tourism arrival figures...

Sterilized Nicaraguans seek compensation

Decades ago, banana plantations around Central America sprayed a powerful pesticide with a terrible side effect: It sterilized workers on a mass scale. Thousands of victims have sought compensation ever since from the chemical companies that produced it. In 2007, former banana workers marched in...

Former FM: Daniel Ortega Hopes the World Will Forget Nicaragua

Along with the normalization policy that the Ortega Murillo regime tries to impose within the country, there would also have to be a normalization at the international level, in which the goal would be to make the world—especially the Americas—forget about the tragedy and...

Nicaragua imports less fuel as consumption drops

Nicaragua paid a total of US$411.5 million in the first 5 months of this year for the purchase of 5.7 million barrels of crude oil and its derivatives, 3.95% lower compared to the same period of 2018 when the country paid US$428.4 million, according...

Ortega: Pledges Canal ‘A Reality’

Nicaragua’s president Daniel Ortega pledged on Tuesday, August 13, to make the country’s controversial canal development “a reality”. The President assured that new environmental projects are being carried out to resume the megaproject. “Environmental studies, which had already been submitted, are being prepared again, but adjustments...

Nicaragua Confirms Agreement with South Korea

Nicaragua is the first Central American country to establish a date of entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, which is agreed for October 1, 2019. After it was announced on the night of August 2 that the National Assembly...

Alert Over Severe Dengue Outbreak in Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s Ministry of Health has issued an epidemiological alert over the spread of dengue fever, which has killed at least eight people this year and is suspected in some 55,000 cases. Fumigation is being implemented with the active participation of several institutions including the National...

After Venezuela, Nicaragua will be the economy that will fall most this year in Latin America

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said that Nicaragua will be one of the three economies where imports will be contracted, as well as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a forecast that is in line with the International Monetary Fund...

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