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Ferry In The Tempisque River Could Return During Closure of The La Amista Bridge

The ferry could return to cross the waters of the Tempisque River, one of the options being analyzed by the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) - National Road Council, to maintain the connection between Cañas and Nicoya, due to the planned two-month closure of...

5 of 17 nations with diplomatic ties with Taiwan are in Latin America

Five of the 17 countries that have direct diplomatic ties with Taiwan are in Latin America: Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Paraguay and Nicaragua. Around the world, the 17 nations recognize Taiwan’s independence. But No country recognize Taiwan as an independent country. Taiwan’s current foreign relations bind stems...

The Taiwan loan controversy: Loan of US$100 million gives lifeline to Ortega

On February 18,  Nicaragua’s congress accepted a US$100 million loan offered by Taiwan, giving a line of support to President Daniel Ortega’s government. Legislators approved the 20-year loan a day after U.S. President Donald Trump declared that “socialism is dying” in Nicaragua, Cuba and...

El Salvador, Taiwan Break Ties, Further Isolating Asian Isle

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Taiwan says it is breaking off diplomatic ties with El Salvador because the Central American country plans to defect to rival Beijing. The move is the latest blow to the self-ruled island that China has been trying to isolate on the global...

The Dominican Republic Switches Allegiance from Taiwan to China; Global Chess Game Continues

The Dominican Republic government broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan and switch allegiances to China, in a move that highlights the growing economic and geopolitical power of China across the globe. Just last year Panama did the same, accelerating a growing trend in Latin America as...

Taiwan warships drop anchor in Nicaragua amid sinking ties with China

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A Taiwanese naval “Friendship Flotilla” of warships dropped anchor in Nicaragua on Monday just weeks after China urged Taiwan’s dwindling diplomatic allies to ditch the self-ruled island in favour of Beijing. Members of Taiwan’s navy arrive to participate in joint training and...

Nicaraguan exports to Taiwan boosted by 50%

Nicaragua’s exports to Taiwan reached US$124 million last year, a 50% year-on-year increase. The main exports were shrimp, beef, sugar and coffee, according to the reporte on Thursday by the manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), Mario Arana, and the...

Nicaraguans Can Now Travel Visa-Free To Taiwan

TODAY NICARAGUA - Nicaraguans no longer need a visa to travel to Taiwan, the government of Daniel Ortega announced on Tuesday. "It is the decision of the Government of Taiwan, to grant a free visa, in reciprocity by the free visa that Nicaragua grants to...

China Seeks to Displace Taiwan in Central America

Q24N - Could Nicaragua be the next Central American country to switch diplomatic relations from Republic of China to People’s Republic of China? Last month, Panama became the second country in the region to do so, following the example of Costa Rica in 2007. Concerned about...

Nicaragua pledges to fight for Taiwan recognition on global stage

TODAY NICARAGUA (Reuters) Nicaragua on Tuesday said it wanted to secure bigger international recognition for Taiwan during a visit by President Tsai Ing-wen at a moment of Chinese suspicions the leader of the self-ruled island is seeking formal independence from China. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen...


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