U.S. Congress looks to condition loans to Nicaragua on political changes
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Congress looks to condition loans to Nicaragua on political changes

AFP - September 23, 2016

Nicaraguan politicians and economists expressed concern Thursday after the United States House of Representatives passed a bill calling for economic sanctions against Daniel Ortega's government for restricting free…

As Nicaragua elections approach, banned opposition decries Ortega’s budding dictatorship
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Central America
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As Nicaragua elections approach, banned opposition decries Ortega’s budding dictatorship

Michael Krumholtz - September 5, 2016

MASAYA, Nicaragua — Protesters circled around the iconic statue of San Jerónimo that leads into the city of Masaya, a half-hour south of the Nicaraguan capital Managua,…

Nicaraguan man sentenced to 183 years in prison for killing US-Costa Rican family 
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan man sentenced to 183 years in prison for killing US-Costa Rican family 

Zach Dyer - July 6, 2016

A Nicaraguan court sentenced Adrián Salmerón to 183 years in prison Wednesday for the killing of a U.S. expat, his Costa Rican wife and three of their…

US travel alert for Nicaragua comes amid string of detentions, upcoming elections
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US travel alert for Nicaragua comes amid string of detentions, upcoming elections

Zach Dyer - July 6, 2016

Nicaragua's periodic detention of foreign activists, journalists and researchers, and its upcoming election, have caused the governments of the United States and Costa Rica to warn their…

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…

Costa Rica seeks $6 million in environmental damages from Nicaragua in border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica seeks $6 million in environmental damages from Nicaragua in border dispute

Zach Dyer - June 7, 2016

Costa Rica formally announced Tuesday it will seek more than $6 million in compensation from Nicaragua over environmental damages and other costs associated with Nicaragua’s illegal dredging…

Nicaragua drops $80 million on Russian tanks
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Global
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Nicaragua drops $80 million on Russian tanks

Zach Dyer - April 29, 2016

News Monday that Russia had shipped the first 20 of 50 battle tanks to Nicaragua rattled Costa Rican officials and left others scratching their heads. The $80…

Lawmakers dismiss attempt to block Nicaragua Canal
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Business
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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…

PHOTOS: A close-up look at Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: A close-up look at Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano

Álvaro Sánchez - March 17, 2016

LEÓN, Nicaragua – Nicaragua’s iconic stratovolcano Momotombo seems to have taken a break from the hundreds of explosions it unleashed in recent weeks after remaining quiet for…