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Some Americans May Dump Trump, thinking of moving to latin america

fusion.net/Manuel Rueda and Tim Rogers reported so for some people who have been thinking about it for years, Trump’s win could be the final nudge that pushes them to make the leap. “I think Trump’s win will be a windfall for Nicaragua,” a U.S. expat who owns a restaurant in Granada told me. “Send us your gringos, gringo.”

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Businesses that help Americans relocate to popular locations such as Mexico, Panama and Ecuador are already reporting significant spikes in interest and enthusiasm for their services following the election. The surge in requests for information and expat services suggests that not everyone who threatened to leave the U.S. if Trump won was making empty promises. Read Article

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Nicaragua: Russia constructing electronic intelligence facility

ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK freebeacon.com/Bill Gertz reported the Russian government is building an electronic intelligence-gathering facility in Nicaragua as part of Moscow’s efforts to increase military and intelligence activities in the Western Hemisphere. The signals intelligence site is part of a recent deal between Moscow and Managua involving the sale of 50 […]

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13 die as tourist boat capsizes near Corn Islands Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP)USATODAY.com reported a tourist boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in bad weather off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua on Saturday, killing 13 passengers, authorities said. Mario Berrios, the Nicaraguan navy’s commander for the southern Caribbean region, said the dead were all Costa Rican nationals who were traveling aboard the Reina del […]

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Nicaragua: Inter-Oceanic Canal Project put on hold

theguardian.com reported the world’s biggest canal project – a $50bn inter-oceanic canal through Nicaragua – has been delayed, following an environmental report and a collapse in the fortunes of the Chinese businessman behind the company that planned to build it. The Hong Kong Nicaragua Development (HKND) Group announced on Wednesday that it would be another […]

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Nicaragua: One of the Highest Rates of Sexual Violence Against Girls in the World

aljazeera.com reported Nicaragua has one of the highest rates of sexual violence against girls in the world that flourishes amid a patriarchal society, high levels of impunity, and discriminatory laws curtailing women’s human rights. Last year, forensic doctors examined 6,069 sexual violence victims – a 27-percent rise from 2010, according to new Institute of Legal […]

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Nicaragua: 71 confirmed cases of Chikungunya Virus

Rise to 71 confirmed cases of chikungunya in Nicaragua elperiodicodemexico.com reported the number of positive cases of the chikungunya virus rose to 71 in Nicaragua, following the detection of an outbreak in a neighborhood of Managua, affecting 20 people last weekend, said today the Government spokeswoman, Rosario Murillo. Read Article

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Latin America: Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua lead in narrowing gender gap

telesurtv.net reported in the Latin America and Caribbean region, every country in the region has succeeded in narrowing their overall gender gap. Three countries from the Latin American and Caribbean region — Cuba, Nicaragua and Cuba — are in the world’s top ten regarding women’s parliamentary representation. The Global Gender Gap Report 2014, released Monday, […]

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Nicaragua: Pandemic of Sexual Violence Against Women, the hidden drama in an oasis of peace

laprensa.com.ni reported…. Nicaragua is the safest Central American country. And official discourse is accompanied by low homicide numbers in comparison with the region, but the apparent oasis of peace of the isthmus hides a drama that places the country at the same level of violence than the rest: the sexual and physical violence against women. […]

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Nicaragua: Two new cases of Chikungunya virus confirmed

prensa-latina.cu reported Nicaraguan authorities reported today on the detection of two new cases of chikungunya, which amounts to 35 the number of people affected by this disease. The Coordinator of the Council for communication and citizenship, Rosario Murillo, said a contact through local television which is a 55-year-old man and a woman of 34, both […]

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Nicaragua: Twin volcanoes in Lake Nicaragua are little known adventure destination

csmonitor.com reported Ometepe Island, Nicaragua — Gaze eastward from the shores of huge Lake Nicaragua, and they seem almost like a mirage: Twin volcanoes thrusting out of the water, one of them a towering cone of cinder and ash, the other jacketed in verdant jungle. Perhaps it was the clouds that shrouded the twin peaks. […]

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Meteorite lands near Nicaragua’s international airport

bbc.com reported a small meteorite landed near the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, on Saturday night, government officials say. Residents reported hearing a loud bang and feeling the impact, which left a crater 12m (40ft) wide and 5m deep. Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said the meteorite seemed to have broken off an asteroid […]

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Nicaragua: Many feel they will lose homes, receive unfair compensation in wake of new canal

Theguardian.com reported teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua’s planned trans-oceanic canal, taking quick steps towards the start of a vast project the country has dreamed of for more than a century. But the process is alarming many residents, who fear they’ll lose their homes […]

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U.S. Army donates two Fast Boats to combat drug trafficking

lainformacion.com reported the United States Army Southern Command donated today to Nicaragua two fast boats, equipment and resources for the construction of a center of operations to combat drug trafficking that operates, mainly in the Caribbean in the country, valued at about four million dollars. Read Article

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Nicaragua announces route for canal connecting the Atlantic with Pacific

bbc.com reported the Nicaraguan government and the company behind plans to build a canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean have settled on a route. It would stretch 278km (173 miles) from Punta Gorda on the Caribbean through Lake Nicaragua to the mouth of the river Brito on the Pacific. Environmentalists have expressed concerns […]

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On the Hunt for Witches in Nicaragua

foxnews.com reported…Diriomo is a small town located about a half hour southwest of Granada, a city with an abundance of colonial charm. Marta Vasconcelos, director of tourism and culture for Diriomo’s municipal government, says a growing number of foreign visitors are coming to the town in search of real witches. Vasconcelos recently told a Nicaraguan […]

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Nicaragua: Man detained in murder of U.S. citizen

canal15.com reported the national police presented this afternoon to Fernando Antonio Reyes Aburto, 35 years, as the alleged perpetrator of the crime from the American Karen Colclough. Aburto Reyes, alias ‘Somazón’, has a criminal history (robbery and rape), according to authorities. The Commissioner General Glenda Zavala, head of the Directorate of legal aid said that […]

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U.S. missionary missing in Nicaragua

Boston.com reported that Karen Colclough, 37, of Wilson, Wyoming, was with a Christian mission group in Nicaragua when she disappeared on April 11. The six-person mission, organized by the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole and Agros International of Seattle, had finished its work and was at the Barcelo Montelimar resort, resting before heading home, according […]

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6.1 earthquake rattles Nicaragua, damage reported

themercury.com.au reported a strong earthquake has damaged dozens of houses in western Nicaragua, and authorities say that at least 23 people have been injured by falling ceilings, beams and walls in one town. The 6.1-magnitude quake on Thursday caused panicked Nicaraguans to run into the streets and callers to local radio stations complained that electricity […]

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Nicaragua: Court holds three men for trial in attempted theft of two bananas

sbs.com.au/aap reported court’s decision to hold three men for trial for the attempted theft of two bananas is drawing surprise and ridicule from lawyers in Nicaragua.The bananas stolen are valued at 32 cents. The trial is expected to cost at least $US600. ($A667)….. Read Article

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Nicaragua, China studying canal project to be longer than Panama Canal

smh.com.au reported…Some time later this year, President Daniel Ortega and Chinese telecom tycoon Wang Jing will decide whether to give the project a green light, possibly unleashing earthmovers on one of the largest engineering challenges the world has ever seen, comparable even to China’s enormous Three Gorges Dam. Read Article

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Nicaragua: 8,105 Dengue Fever Cases Reported 2013, 22 deaths

RED ALERT Felmundo.com.sv reported so far in 2013 8.105 dengue cases in NicaraguaACAN-EFE Monday 25 November 2013 | 5:44 pm The authorities of Nicaragua reported today that dengue patients add 8.105 so far year, with 22 dead, including an unborn, and eight people are in critical condition. “We have 8.105 confirmed cases, as accumulated,” said […]

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Nicaragua: Red Alert for Hemorrhagic Dengue, 15 deaths recorded so far 2013

lainformacion.com reported – Health authorities reported today the fifteenth Nicaragua death from hemorrhagic dengue so far this year and has a red alert to the country, where there have been 5,632 cases of the disease. The deceased is a 16 year old native of a town located 112 kilometers northwest of Managua. The last count […]

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Nicaragua: Women protest changes that would force them to face their abuser

Theguardian.com reported that thousands of women in Nicaragua have taken to the streets to protest against legal changes that could push female victims of crime to sit face-to-face with their abusers. Law 779, which came into effect in June 2012 and criminalises violence against women, has been under siege from conservative, religious and men’s groups, […]

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Nicaragua launches legal dispute with Colombia over oil-rich areas of the Caribbean

bbc.co.uk reported that Nicaragua has launched legal action against Colombia in the International Court of Justice, claiming potentially oil-rich areas in the Caribbean. Last year the court in The Hague ruled that a group of small islands belonged to Colombia, but expanded disputed maritime limits in favour of Nicaragua. In the new case, Nicaragua asked […]

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas: 15 Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued, 2 Arrested

On August 26, 2013 NSS Chiapas Noticias reported the rescue of fifteen female sex trafficking victims from Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico. The women had been forced into prostitution at different bars in Pijijiapan Township, located on the coast of Chiapas. Authorities also found the women living in unsanitary and inhumane conditions. During the operation, police […]

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Penas Blancas, Costa Rica: Police Detain Guatemalan with 202 Kilos of Cocaine

From lainformacion.com on August 14, 2013- The Drug Control Police of Costa Rica (PCD) arrested a Guatemalan who was attempting to transport 202 kilos of cocaine to Nicaragua. The drugs were hidden in a “double wall” in the container of a truck. The drugs were discovered during a routine inspection at the Penas Blancas border […]

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Nicaragua: Navy Seized 3 Tons of Cocaine in the Last Year

From lainformacion.com on August 15, 2013- On the 33rd anniversary of the Nicaraguan Navy, officials reported that from August 2012 to July 2013 it had seized more than 3 tons of cocaine, 19 “narcolanchas” (drug boats), and captured 17 suspected drug traffickers. In addition, authorities seized 4,000 cubic meters of precious wood and 8,932 pieces […]

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Central America: Mexican Cartels Continue Regional Expansion

From El Cronista Digital on July 29, 2013- According to Gema Santamaria, a Mexican academic, the policies of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will have no positive changes for Central American countries dealing with the continued expansion of Mexican cartels. Pena Nieto’s strategy has been to limit drug trafficking violence and crimes of high impact […]

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Panama, Belize, Nicaragua competing for North American Retirees

100 Points to Consider Before Moving or Retiring in Ecuador WSJ.COM reperted that the Central American nations of Panama, Belize and Nicaragua are increasingly competing with Costa Rica and Mexico for North American retirees and second-home buyers. New luxury developments, outfitted with spas, restaurants, marinas and golf courses, are on the rise. Builders say they […]

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Nicaragua close to granting rights to unknown Chinese company for canal

Nicaragua was placed today on the verge of giving in to a Chinese company for 100 years until a controversial concession to build and operate a deepwater canal between the Atlantic and the Pacific, a work that will last about 10 years and cost 40,000 million dollars. Two bills that would give the unknown Chinese […]

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Nicaragua to Begin New Campaign against Drugs

According to Prensa Latina on May 21, 2013 the Nicaraguan government will begin its new anti-drug campaign called Reaffirming Our Nicaragua is Free of Drugs. The new campaign is under the authority of the Executive Secretariat of the National Council on Organized Crime. The campaign will cover the entire country and ensures a greater scope […]

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United States Aids Nicaragua in the Fight against Drug Traffickers

Terra reported on May 20, 2013 that the United States donated 8 drug detecting systems to Nicaragua in order to combat drug trafficking. The value of the equipment is $250,000 and is given as part of the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI). In addition to the equipment, the United States provided training for 15 […]

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Nicaragua: Chilean photo journalist deported after being held in jail four days

Telam.com.ar reported that the government of Nicaragua to Costa Rica yesterday expelled photojournalist Retamal Hector, who remained detained incommunicado since last Tuesday, according to the local and international press. Retamal, who is 37 and works for the French news agency AFP, was sent to St. Joseph in a TACA airline flight and “the charge against […]

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Nicaragua: Sex Offender wanted in U.S. detained

Eric Toth on the FBI’s most wanted list detained in Nicaragua Csmonitor.com reported…. Ostracized by sex offender registries and notification requirements in the US, some pedophiles are moving abroad to seek a fresh start in life. And countries such as Nicaragua, which is opening its doors to tourism and foreign investment, are becoming increasingly vulnerable […]

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Nicaragua on Alert: six earthquakes registered in 24 hours off coast

Eluniverso.com reported that Nicaraguan officials on Saturday called on the population to be “vigilant”, after six earthquakes were recorded in the last 24 hours off the Nicaraguan coast. “From very early on Saturday we have communicated with the five command posts that we have in the Pacific to be alert to any eventuality,” said Executive […]

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Nicaragua’s lack of improvement on U.N.’s Human development Index

Nicaraguadispatch.com reported that…….Despite a period of steady economic expansion under the second coming of the Sandinista government, Nicaragua has not made any notable progress in the United Nation’s Human Development Index over the past six years. In the 2013 index, released by the United Nations Development Project (UNDP) last Friday, Nicaragua ranks 129th in the […]

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Nicaragua developing plastic surgery method using stem cells from patient

A subsidiary of Nicaraguan conglomerate Grupo Pellas presented a novel plastic surgery method for Latin America based on the use of stem cells extracted from the patient’s fatty tissue. “There are several technologies for obtaining stem cells, but ours is the easiest, fastest, most effective and accessible,” Dr. Michael Carstens, medical director of Pellas’ GID […]

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President Ortega denies that Nicaragua received free oil from Venezuela

President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega , said Monday that it is false that Venezuela is giving away oil to countries that are part of Petrocaribe, among which is his nation. “It is not true that Venezuela is giving away oil. Venezuela puts and our countries are charged 100% of the oil, “Ortega said in his […]

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Nicaragua: court jails 18 who posed as television crew from Mexico for 30 years

BBC.co.uk reported that a court in Nicaragua has jailed for 30 years each 18 people who tried to enter the country with $9.2m (£5.8m), posing as Mexican TV journalists. A judge in Managua found them guilty of money-laundering and organising a drug link between Mexico and Costa Rica. Read Article

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Mexico seeks extradition of fake journalists trying to smuggle millions of dollars into Nicaragua

Mexican prosecutors say they will ask Nicaragua to extradite 16 of the 18 Mexicans who allegedly posed as journalists to smuggle $US9.2 million in cash into Nicaragua. The Attorney General’s Office says Mexico wants to try the 16 on money laundering charges. They face trial on similar counts in Nicaragua. Read Article

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Colombia, Nicaragua to meet in Mexico city to discuss boundary dispute

Colombian, Nicaraguan Leaders to Discuss Boundary Dispute The Colombian and Nicaraguan leaders plan to meet in Mexico City, where both will be attending Saturday’s inauguration of new Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Friday he hopes to speak in the most respectful, civilized way with Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega […]

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Colombia withdraws from treaty in anger over Court’s decision to transfer some sea territory to Nicaragua

Colombia has withdrawn from a treaty that binds it to the UN International Court of Justice in anger at a ruling that shifts some of its resource-rich waters to Nicaragua, President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Wednesday. The Hague-based court last week reduced an expanse of sea belonging to Colombia, drawing a demarcation line in […]

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Report: Honduras, Nicaragua most affected by climate change

Honduras and Nicaragua are two of the countries most affected by climate change between 1990 and 2010, according to a study released yesterday in Managua by a local environmental organization. Hurricane Mitch brought the average deaths per year in the last two decades. The NGO Centro Humboldt introduced the “Global Climate Risk Index 2013”, prepared […]

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Nicaragua states no presence of Colombian vessels in waters awarded to Nicaragua by ICJ

Army chief of Nicaragua, General Julio Cesar Aviles, said Tuesday that Nicaraguan Guard remain in the maritime awarded by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to their country, without any presence of Colombian frigates. “We are at the limits that the ICJ has assigned us. We sailed east of longitude 82 and cays Quitasueño, Serrana […]

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Tsunami alert issued Nicaragua after large earthquake Guatemala

The National System for Disaster Prevention of Nicaragua (SINAPRED) alerted the country’s coastal communities about the possibility of a tsunami following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Guatemala in the Pacific. “We appeal to the people, why, in an organized, mobilized go to higher altitudes, this is a tsunami warning,” the chief […]

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Nicaraguan flag ship refuses to leave Colombian territorial waters

A Nicaraguan flag ship was intercepted in waters of Colombia and refuses to leave the area claiming to follow “instructions” from the government of his country, revealed that the Navy gave him 24 hours to leave the area. The vessel was detected on Wednesday afternoon “to 13 nautical miles east of longitude 82 in Colombian […]

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Nicaragua’s military chief admits that there is intense drug trafficking through the country

Army chief of Nicaragua (IN), Gen. Julio Aviles, admitted an intense movement of drugs through the country, located in the “corridor” of higher traffic narcotics across southern Europe and the United States, the largest consumer, according to statements released today in the local press. According to the staff of IN, seizures this year totaling 3.5 […]

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Nicaragua: drug trafficking ring dismantled, shipping drugs in furniture for export

According to nicanoticias.com, police dismantled a gang that was engaged in drug trafficking from Costa Rica to Guatemala, by passing packets in the interiors of furniture moved and export goods from those nations, the government said Monday. The head of the Directorate of Legal Aid, General Commissioner Glenda Zavala, told reporters that the capture took […]

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Nicaragua: Army evacuating up to 3,000 people at risk due to San Cristobal explosion

SAN CRISTOBAL VOLCANO EXPLOSION – EVACUATIONS Laprensa.com.ni reported that between 2,800 and 3,000 people are at risk of being affected by the gases released in the past three explosions San Cristobal volcano, according to the National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Attention to Disasters (SINAPRED). The families of the communities of the bag, the Chonco, […]

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Nicaragua: San Cristobal volcano explosions

Laprensa.com.ni reported that from 8:40 am this morning the San Cristobal volcano, in Chinandega, started throwing ashes after three explosions conducted. International traffic is paralyzed by lack of visibility at this time, and it is said that the ashes and came to Puerto Morazan, Honduras. The districts are suffering from and the ravages of the […]

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Colombia defends sovereignty border with Nicaragua at 82 merdian

Eltiempo.com reported – Defense Ministry said that country comes in the Caribbean to meridian 82. The words of a senior Nicaraguan in the sense that its forces have crossed the maritime border with Colombia that country several times and caused alarms set on convincing answers during the weekend. Defense Minister of Colombia, Juan Carlos Pinzon […]

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Colombia: senator warns if Nicaragua mobilizes troops in area of dispute of Caribbean, considered aggression

Senator and member of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Colombian Congress, Alexandra Moreno Piraquive, warned that Nicaragua’s intentions to mobilize troops to the Caribbean area in dispute, would be an assault. A statement from the press office of Congresswoman signal “Nicaragua’s intentions to move troops to that area of ​​the Atlantic Colombian territory would […]

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Mexicans posing as journalists in Nicaragua identified as working for La Familia Michoacana

The director of the National Police of Nicaragua, Aminta Granera, reported that it has been confirmed that most of the 18 people arrested yesterday in this capital itself are Mexican and they have nothing to do with Televisa and declare them to be arrested, but are allegedly members of the Michoacan cartel La Familia drug. […]

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Nicaragua: Fake journalists from Mexico carrying 7 million dollars

Nicaraguan police found about $7 million in smuggled cash in vans driven by people posing as members of a Mexican television news crew, National Police chief Aminta Granera announced Friday. The 18 people travelling in six vans were detained Wednesday at Nicaragua’s northern border with Honduras, after they entered Nicaragua saying they had come to […]

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18 Mexicans posing as journalists from Televisa arrested in Nicaragua

Proceso.com.ms reported Nicaraguan authorities arrested 18 Mexicans who posed as journalists and alleged cover Televisa and the trial started on Wednesday 22 against an international drug ring linked to the murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral. The Chief of Police of Nicaragua, Aminta Granera, said Mexicans entered the country on Wednesday night in six mobile […]

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Nicaragua: U.S. citizen admits to murdering translator, dismembered body

U.S. citizen Basil Givner, 57, is being held by National Police in Jinotega after confessing to the gruesome murder and dismemberment of Nicaraguan Harley José Silva, 34, according to Police Commissioner Fernando Borge. Commissioner Borge told The Nicaragua Dispatch that the U.S. citizen, originally from Baltimore, was arrested yesterday when police arrived at his rented […]

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Nicaragua: Festival of Santo Domingo disruption possilities August 1 through the10, 2012re

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Managua (Nicaragua), Possible Disruptions August 1-10 during Festival de Santo Domingo Riots/Civil Unrest; Other Western Hemisphere > Nicaragua > Managua 7/31/2012 This message alerts U.S. citizens of possible disruptions related to the celebration of the Festival of Santo Domingo, a Catholic tradition celebrating the patron Saint of Managua, which takes […]

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Nicaragua determines Colombian cartels operate in Caribbean after multiple incidents

After extensive intelligence work, the police in Nicaragua have determined that its area of the Caribbean is used by narco-traffickers, particularly those belonging to Colombian cartels. Sucesos Critica reports that last month Nicaraguan officials disbanded a drug trafficking organization operating between Panama and Honduras. Authorities also combated gunfire in the Caribbean with other criminal groups. […]

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Missing student from Nicaragua found in Costa Rica brothel, victim of trafficking

Karla, 26, and Psychology student, disappeared from her rural community in the western province of Chinandega, Nicaragua, and was found in a local commercial sexual exploitation in Costa Rica, to where her mother came to investigate what happened. At the site, some subjects told the woman that her daughter would not leave there until he […]

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Nicaragua: Army has seized 120 tons of cocaine since 2000

General Julio Cesar Aviles, head of the military in Nicaragua, has announced that the army has seized approximately 120 tons of cocaine since 2000. The General claimed that Nicaragua discovered the most drugs in the Central American area with the least amount of resources. He also stated that drugs remain the largest threat to national […]

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Nicaraguan woman carrying drugs shot and killed in Costa Rica

A Nicaraguan woman in possession of drugs died after being shot three times in the head in  Lomas del Río, Pavas, Costa Rica. She was identified as Nora Estrella Zúñiga Piña (43), La Nacion reports. The shooter was identified only as a man on a motorcycle, who was riding with another male. The victim had […]

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Honduras: Three Nicaraguan women arrested with cocaine taped to their bodies

National Police in Honduras arrested three women near the Nicaraguan border in Choluteca. The trio had taped packets of cocaine to their bodies, La Prensa reports. The amount of the drugs was not reported. They were also carrying an unspecified large amount of money. The women were identified as Yohanna Hernández Medina, Joselyn Jarquin Moreno, […]

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17 sacks of cocaine discovered in Nicaragua; Navy seizes speedboat

The Navy in Nicaragua discovered 17 sacks of cocaine on a speedboat in the Sandy Bay Sirpi area. According to Zona Franca, four narco-traffickers were occupying the boat and fled when they saw Navy officials approaching. Once the boat was intercepted, the unidentified individuals fired shots, though none were struck. Authorities found and seized fuel, […]

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Marijuana laboratory discovered in Managua, Nicaragua residence

In an operation called “Health and Life,” police in Managua, Nicaragua were able to detect and dismantle a marijuana production and packaging laboratory. The laboratory was discovered inside the residence of María Luisa Matus Ruiz. According to Multinoticias, she was discovered alone and was not arrested, as officials are working to determine whether she was […]

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Colombian admits spying on Nicaragua

Before the fifth district judge hearing criminal Managua, Julio Cesar Arias, Colombian Luis Felipe Ríos Castaño, arrested on June 14 in Nicaragua, admitted the charge of the Office of that country who said to seek “information restricted and reserved the country on defense and national security. ” He said his attorney, the Nicaraguan Silvia Sanchez, […]

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19 arrested in international drug-trafficking ring, Nicaragua

At least 19 people have been arrested and six more are on the loose after National Police in Nicaragua broke up an international drug-trafficking ring. The arrests occurred after an investigation into the 140 packets of cocaine found on June 19, 2012 in San Carlos, Río San Juan, which were hidden inside seven barrels. According […]

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Costa Rican drug organization uses San Juan river as trafficking route

A drug trafficking organization led by the Costa Rican Alejandro González Jiménez, known as “The Palidejo,” has been reported to utilize the San Juan river in Nicaragua as a drug route between Costa Rica and Guatemala. According to Nuevaya, shipments of drugs  enter Nicaragua stored in backpacks carried by mules along the river until vehicle […]

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Nine raids in Managua, Nicaragua lead to discovery of laboratory for synthetic drugs

During an operation named “Embrión,” National Police in Managua, Nicaragua were able to find a laboratory for synthetic drugs. The operation included nine raids throughout the area, including one in Motastepe, Ciudad Sandino that led to the discovery of the lab. According to La Prensa, police found 80 barrels of chemicals at the scene typically […]

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Belgian tourist dies of heart attack in Nicaragua

In a room at the Hotel “Pelican Eyes”, San Juan del Sur, last Sunday morning, was found dead on a Belgian citizen, Joseph Phillis Mauris Pirlot, 45. According to the gringo Falis Michael Michel, 59, both were to be seen Sunday morning in the hotel lobby and saw that he decided to call it came […]

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Nicaragua: Gay community crowns Miss Gay Nicaragua

The gay community crowned her Miss Nicaragua Gay, Queen of transvestites, with an exotic spectacle of dances and parades in swimsuits and fantasy in the Ruben Dario National Theater, which first opened its doors to the culture of sexual diversity. “The National Theatre is open to sexual diversity that has conquered new spaces,” said the […]

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Costa Rica: 224 kilos of cocaine seized in cargo of candy

The Drug Control Police of Costa Rica (PCD) seized 224 kilos of cocaine hidden in a shipment of candy transported in a truck, whose driver was arrested is from Guatemala, officials said. The discovery was made late on Tuesday in Peñas Blancas border with Nicaragua during a routine inspection conducted by the PCD’s truck license […]

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4.5 Earthquake Near Coast of Nicaragua

Magnitude 4.5 – NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA 2012 April 02 01:46:06 UTC Earthquake Details This event has been reviewed by a seismologist. Magnitude 4.5 Date-Time Monday, April 02, 2012 at 01:46:06 UTC Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 07:46:06 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 12.188°N, 87.800°W Depth 48.7 km […]

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Human Rights systematically violated of sex workers in Mexico City

Jaime Montejo of the Independent News Agency Noti-Calle, Mexico City, March 6 March 2012. – “This March 8th we have nothing to celebrate sex workers in Mexico,” said Lucia, who engages in prostitution from 17 years ago in Merced. “The authorities consider us victims of trafficking and pimps, but in their operations, the police treat […]

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Granada Nicaragua: Three hotels raided suspected of trafficking, sexual exploitation of children

The National Police yesterday afternoon raided three shops Granada, where he allegedly committed crimes of trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. The sites searched are Joluva Hotel, located half a block from City Market on Cuiscoma street, the Hotel Joy Club, near the Laguna de Apoyo, and laundry facilities located on Arsenal Street, owned by […]

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Nicaragua: Estimated 30,000 individuals involved in distribution of pirated movie DVDs

A smiley face is his brand. Possibly the largest producer of pirated copies of Nicaragua. Just as everyone calls it. Its headquarters is in the Eastern market. On a bad day about two thousand copies sold of a good film and can reach double that amount. In terms of revenue means between 18 000 and […]

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U.S. comptroller warns international banks of transactions from Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Iran connection

The director of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency of the United States, John Wagner, has warned international banks to be aware of transactions that are generated in Venezuela, Ecuador and Nicaragua, as part of preventing financial transactions linked to Iran the risk of incurring consequences if the U.S. imposed sanctions on that […]

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Epidemiological fence established in Honduras due to rotovirus outbreak in El Salvador, Nicaragua

Deputy Health Minister, Javier Pastor, announced that Honduras will impose an epidemiological fence border areas with Nicaragua and El Salvador by the increase of rotavirus in those countries. Shepherd explained that the decision taken by the reports of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) which show an increase of cases of rotavirus in El Salvador […]

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U.S.: American sentenced to 85 years prison for producing child pornography, sex tourism in Nicaragua

An American was sentenced Tuesday by the federal courts of their country, to 85 years in prison for the crimes of producing child pornography and sexual tourism in Nicaragua, judicial sources said. Edgardo Sensi, 55, resident of Florida (Southeastern U.S.), had pleaded guilty in July 2010 on charges of conspiracy to produce child pornography in […]

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Nicaraguans detected working with fraudulent papers in Costa Rica

he Directorate General of Immigration warning to all employers for the use of false work permits, which have been putting the final days by foreign persons who are seeking work in the country. According to migration, these permissions consist of a sheet of paper with a purported signature and stamp of the institution, indicating a […]

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Nicaragua: Blackout affects almost entire country

The country manager of Natural Gas, Carlos Hernandez, emphasized that the various power failures that have occurred lately have been failures in the transmission network and no problems Enatrel company Union Fenosa. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.laprensa.com.ni%2F2011%2F12%2F12%2Fambito%2F83616

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Threatened border blockaids of Central American countries

The borders of Central American countries could be blocked in December by freight carriers operating in the region, who yesterday expressed his displeasure with the possible adoption of a series of reforms of the Regulation on International Land Transit System. According to officials of the American Federation of Freight Carriers, Fecatrans, the governments of the […]

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Iberia flight diverted from San Jose Costa Rica to Managua Nicaragua due to weather problems

Madrid-San Jose flight diverted to Managua by weather problems A Spanish airliner Iberia with 355 passengers on board, and from Madrid to the capital of Costa Rica, where there were weather problems, was diverted to Managua, where he made a time scale on Sunday an official source. This is an Airbus 340-600 on Saturday night […]

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Fisherman from Nicaragua rescued by Colombian Navy

The Navy rescued 30 fishermen near Nicaraguans who were abandoned by the ship “Marco Polo”, with a flag of that country, while conducting illegal fishing in Colombian waters. Read Article

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Chiapas Mexico makes improvements in illiteracy rates

The State Secretary of Education (SE), Ricardo Aguilar Gordillo said that Chiapas has ceased to be the “black rice illiteracy” at national level at the beginning of the current administration there were almost 570 000 of Chiapas who could not read and write, but in almost five years we have ceased to be the last. […]

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Nicaragua, Ortega landslide victory

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a socialist former guerrilla leader, cruised to a landslide re-election victory after drawing broad support for his anti-poverty programs. Ortega had 62.7 percent of the vote with returns in from 86 percent of polling stations in Sunday’s presidential election. That was more than double the tally for his closest rival, conservative […]

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Nicaragua Elections Without Major Incidents

The presidential and legislative elections in Nicaragua take place in calm and order, police officials said they expect that atmosphere prevails throughout the day, including when results are known. The situation is ‘perfectly normal’, unlike the events took place Saturday when violence ‘sporadic’ in selected municipalities in the country, told reporters the national director of […]

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Anonymous suspected of attacking government sites in Nicaragua

The official site of the Supreme Electoral Council ( www.cse.gob.ni ) was allegedly attacked by Anonymous surfer movement in Nicaragua and a few minutes ago is not online. The same has happened to the official website of the Municipality of Managua ( www.managua.gob.ni) Read Article

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127 Cases H1N1 virus in Nicaragua

The Nicaragua Health authorities today reported the detection of 16 new cases of swine flu in the last hours, bringing the number of people infected with the disease this month rose to 127, no fatalities. “We now have 127 confirmed cases” with the H1N1 virus, told reporters the director of quality of care Nicaraguan Ministry […]

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Ortega reaffirms war against poverty in Nicaragua

The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, who is seeking re-election next November 6, said today that the government continue to expand the fight against poverty in this Central American nation. With the support of social programs executed during the last five years, the Sandinista leader reiterated the purpose of banishing poverty through more education, health, […]

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Nicaragua, government to hand over title deeds to low income families

The Sandinista government in Nicaragua will complete Monday the handing over of title deeds to low incomes families, as part of a policy aimed at restoring the citizens rights. A total of 1,239 families from Managua received their deeds last Saturday; and 3,000 more families will receive them Monday, which make a total of 75,000 […]

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Nicaragua, new television station operated by Ortega’s children

The new private television channel, began operations in Nicaragua and is being handled by children of the president, Daniel Ortega. The new “Viva Nicaragua Canal 13” is directed by Luciana, Camila Ortega Murillo and Maurice, sons of President Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, who also serves as secretary of the Government Communication and Citizenship. […]

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Women’s groups will hold a SlutWalk protest in Nicaragua

A women’s network in Nicaragua will bring the international SlutWalk protest march (“Marcha de las Putas”) to the city of Matagalpa on June 11. The SlutWalk movement initiated in Canada after a police officer recommended for women to avoid dressing like “sluts” in order to prevent being victims of sexual violence. Representatives of SlutWalk in […]

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ALBA opens military college in Bolivia

Tuesday opened in Santa Cruz de Bolivia, Defense College of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA), which will strengthen the bloc’s integration and design strategies to respond to the threats of foreign intervention in the continent. Read Article

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Vietnam attends 17th Sao Paulo Forum

A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Nguyen Manh Hung, Deputy Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations attended the 17th meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum which opened in the Nicaraguan capital Managua on May 18. Read Article

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Troops evict Nicaraguans from ruins

Soldiers have evicted hundreds of Nicaraguans from buildings damaged in a 1972 earthquake, as part of a government plan to demolish the decaying structures. Read Article

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Nicaragua, sugar exports surge

Nicaragua exported 134,783 metric tons of sugar during the first three months of 2011, up 29% from the same period last year, the country’s export center, Cetrex, said Tuesday. Read Article

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Family: Former Seattle man jailed in Nicaragua on false charges

A family is fighting to free a former Seattle man jailed thousands of miles away in Nicaragua. Jason Puracal is being held on drug trafficking charges his family claims are not true, and now the U.S. government is stepping in. Read Article

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World court judges say Costa Rica and Honduras cannot get involved in Caribbean border dispute

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Court of Justice refused Wednesday to let either Costa Rica or Honduras intervene in a legal dispute about Nicaragua and Colombia’s maritime border in the Caribbean. Costa Rica applied to join the case last year, saying the area of Caribbean under dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia also covered part […]

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Nicaraguan Exports on Upward Trend

Nicaraguan exports continued growing during the first half of April, confirming the forecast that they will exceed record figures achieved in 2010. Goods worth 793 million USD were sold until April 15, an increase of 39 percent against same period of 2010, according to the latest figures of the Center for Export Procedures (Cetrex). Read […]

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