Fernando Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest sanctioned by Vatican, dies at age 82
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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
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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…

Nicaragua official goes to Washington to justify massive canal project
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Nicaragua official goes to Washington to justify massive canal project

Larry Luxner - October 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The proposed $50 billion interoceanic Nicaragua Canal – the biggest earthmoving project in world history – will cut poverty in half, double the country’s GDP…

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

Nicaragua can’t stop dreaming of a canal
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Nicaragua can’t stop dreaming of a canal

Justin Fox | Bloomberg View - August 21, 2015

Late last year, Nicaraguan authorities said that construction was about to begin on a $50 billion canal connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific. Hong Kong-based HKND Group,…

Nicaraguan opposition has little chance of defeating Ortega
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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
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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…

Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal
A man a plan a canal.... Nicaragua?
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A man a plan a canal.... Nicaragua?
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Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal

AFP and The Tico Times - June 14, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday in the central Nicaraguan city of Juigalpa to protest the construction of a $50 billion canal that will run…

Activists visiting Washington blast Nicaragua’s $50 billion canal project as ‘illegitimate’
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Activists visiting Washington blast Nicaragua’s $50 billion canal project as ‘illegitimate’

Larry Luxner - April 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Opponents of Nicaragua’s dubious plans to build a $50 billion interoceanic canal are trying to rally U.S. help in fighting the controversial project. But…

Costa Rica is Central America’s most honest country, says latest TI corruption index
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Costa Rica is Central America’s most honest country, says latest TI corruption index

Larry Luxner - December 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ticos like to complain about bribery, tax evasion, kickbacks and other dirty deeds, but business executives and foreign investors still perceive Costa Rica as…