Fernando Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest sanctioned by Vatican, dies at age 82
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En paz descanse
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Fernando Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest sanctioned by Vatican, dies at age 82

AFP - February 20, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Fernando Cardenal, a Jesuit priest who was among six Nicaraguan clergy sanctioned by the Vatican in 1984 for their leftist politics, died on Saturday at…

Nicaragua’s avowed anti-US leader Ortega eyes new mandate
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua’s avowed anti-US leader Ortega eyes new mandate

Julia Ríos | AFP - December 5, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – He hasn't officially started campaigning, but Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, is widely believed to be aiming to extend his near decade in power by…

‘Trees of Life’: Nicaragua capital transformed into first lady’s new-age vision
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Arts and Culture
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‘Trees of Life’: Nicaragua capital transformed into first lady’s new-age vision

Lindsay Fendt - November 30, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – As we veered onto the highway from the dark Managua side streets, my taxi suddenly filled with blinding light. The blatant glare came from…

Environment and Wildlife
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Telica Volcano erupts in Nicaragua

AFP - September 23, 2015

https://twitter.com/elnuevodiario/status/646705888422699008 MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The Telica Volcano in northwestern Nicaragua erupted Wednesday, sending up dense columns of ash that settled over six surrounding villages, civil defense officials…

Dueling stories behind shooter at Nicaragua protest reveal sharp divide over Sandinista government
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Crime
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Dueling stories behind shooter at Nicaragua protest reveal sharp divide over Sandinista government

Jill Replogle - September 9, 2015

The bizarre tale of a man who shot into a group of protesters in Nicaragua last Wednesday — while police stood by — got even more bizarre…

First death from chikungunya virus reported in Nicaragua
Chikungunya blues
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Chikungunya blues
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First death from chikungunya virus reported in Nicaragua

The Tico Times - August 13, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua reported Thursday its first death from chikungunya since the first cases of the mosquito-borne virus were detected in July of last year, officials said.…

Nicaraguan opposition has little chance of defeating Ortega
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Business
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Nicaraguan opposition has little chance of defeating Ortega

Larry Luxner - July 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nicaragua’s political opposition, despite its noisy protests against President Daniel Ortega and his ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party, has virtually no chance…

Nicaraguan opposition marches under strong police surveillance
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaraguan opposition marches under strong police surveillance

AFP - July 15, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Demonstrators from Nicaraguan opposition parties and civic groups marched Wednesday, amid a massive police deployment, to the local election court to demand clean elections in 2016. No…

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Costa Rican held in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Nicaragua granted house arrest 

Zach Dyer - July 7, 2015

The Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday that a Costa Rican businessman arrested and held in “deplorable” conditions in Nicaragua for six weeks has been moved to house arrest.…

Costa Rican businessman held in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Nicaraguan jail, says foreign minister
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Crime
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Costa Rican businessman held in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Nicaraguan jail, says foreign minister

Zach Dyer and AFP - June 23, 2015

Costa Rica expressed its displeasure Monday over the detention of a Costa Rican businessman in Nicaragua nearly four weeks ago. José Daniel Gil Trejos, who was detained…