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Nicolas Maduro slammed Donald Trump as a “racist cowboy”

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called his US counterpart Donald Trump “a miserable” after Washington accused him of “narcoterrorism” and offered a reward for his arrest. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has refuted the US accusations, calling Donald Trump “a miserabla” and “acts not only as a...

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...

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...

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,...

“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...

Venezuela suspends flights from Europe and Colombia

Nervousness about the spread of the coronavirus covid-19 deepens its footprint in Latin America. This Thursday, Venezuela announced the suspension for a month of all flights from Europe and Colombia. Venezuela has suspended the arrival of flights from Europe, Colombia, Iran, Japan, South Korea and...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Venezuela Is the Eerie Endgame of Modern Politics

Last month, Juan Guaidó appeared in Washington in the role of political totem. Venezuela’s main opposition leader—the man who is recognized by that country’s National Assembly, millions of his fellow citizens, and several dozen foreign countries as the rightful president of Venezuela—was one of...

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...

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...

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...

In the face of crimes against women, there is only community support, feminists say

In the first 30 days of 2020, at least 6 women have been killed. To this must be added the 63 femicides that occurred in 2019 and that are part of the 647 cases registered in the last 10 years. Unprotected … women seeking justice Currently,...

Guaidó meets Pompeo, condemns Venezuela for links to terrorism

Bogota, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó joined leaders from the United States and Latin America in condemning President Nicolás Maduro as a promoter of terrorism as he tried Monday to buoy international support for his flagging movement. Colombia’s President Ivan Duque, Vice...

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...

Nicaragua’s opposition unites against Ortega administration

(AP) – Nicaragua’s two main opposition groups announced the formation of a coalition Friday aimed at winning the 2021 elections and ending President Daniel Ortega’s rule. Representatives of the Civic Alliance for Justice and Democracy and Blue and White National Unity said they hope to...

Valentina and My Generation: Suicide and Nicaragua’s Youth

I woke up, drank some coffee and was getting ready to write my thesis. Boa Vista’s heat makes you want to die. I remembered those times when I truly felt like dying. I was 20 years old in Managua, and my friends were committing suicide...

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...

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...

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...

Venezuela opposition denounces ‘parliamentary coup’

Venezuela’s government on Sunday announced that a dissident opposition politician and rival to Juan Guaido had been named the new head of congress, a move opposition leaders have denounced as a “parliamentary coup.” Guaido unsuccessfully tried to enter the legislative palace by leaping over a fence Troops with...

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...

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