UPDATE: Nicaragua deports detained Costa Rican activist
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UPDATE: Nicaragua deports detained Costa Rican activist

L. Arias - June 27, 2016

UPDATE: Monday, June 27, 9:00 p.m. Nicaraguan authorities deported Costa Rican environmental and indigenous activist Byron Reyes Ortiz on Monday evening, two days after he was detained…

Nicaragua expels three US officials: State Dept
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Latin America
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Nicaragua expels three US officials: State Dept

AFP - June 17, 2016

The U.S. State Department said Thursday that Nicaragua had expelled three U.S. government officials earlier this week, condemning what it called an "unwarranted" move that could damage bilateral…

Lawmakers dismiss attempt to block Nicaragua Canal
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Lawmakers dismiss attempt to block Nicaragua Canal

AFP - April 12, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua's Congress has scuppered a bill backed by thousands of people hoping to block a cross-country canal project, saying the legislature does not have the authority to…

IMF says job done in Nicaragua, closes office
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Business
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IMF says job done in Nicaragua, closes office

AFP - March 30, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it will close its office in Nicaragua in August because its job was done helping the country reduce debt…

Nicaraguan indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans sue government over pressure for inter-oceanic canal
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Business
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Nicaraguan indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans sue government over pressure for inter-oceanic canal

Lindsay Fendt - February 12, 2016

Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean leaders in Nicaragua filed a lawsuit against government officials last week after they were allegedly coerced into signing a document giving consent for a…

A year after work starts, little sign of Nicaragua canal
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Business
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A year after work starts, little sign of Nicaragua canal

Blanca Morel | AFP - December 21, 2015

RIVAS, Nicaragua -- A year ago, to much fanfare, a Chinese consortium planning on building a canal across Nicaragua to rival the century-old one in neighboring Panama started initial…

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

International Court of Justice to rule on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border dispute on Dec. 16
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Border dispute
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International Court of Justice to rule on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border dispute on Dec. 16

L. Arias - December 4, 2015

The Hague-based International Court of Justice on Friday reported that it will issue a final ruling Dec. 16 on the joined cases raised by Costa Rica and Nicaragua over a series…

‘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…

Crisis at the border: Costa Rica weighs its options after Nicaragua violently turns back Cuban migrants
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Crime
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Crisis at the border: Costa Rica weighs its options after Nicaragua violently turns back Cuban migrants

Álvaro Sánchez and Zach Dyer - November 16, 2015

PEÑAS BLANCAS, Guanacaste – When he began the long journey north from Ecuador, Dr. Henry Roque wore a brand-name watch, carried a suitcase full of clothing and…