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Texas court gives Nicaraguan man reprieve from execution

Aug 27, 2015

A Nicaraguan man who was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday has been given a reprieve. 

FIFA scandal: Julio Rocha charged in Nicaragua, awaits extradition

Aug 18, 2015

Prosecutors in Nicaragua say they have charged former Nicaraguan Football Federation chief Julio Rocha with money laundering and corruption. 

Food insecurity: Farming on the edge of Nicaragua's Telica volcano

Aug 15, 2015
Photo credit: Adam Baker via Flickr. Taken on June 3, 2008. (CC BY 2.0)

Not having enough food is a constant threat for the families living and farming on the slopes of Telica volcano. Nuevas Esperanzas, a local NGO, is using model farms to address many of the factors that compound food insecurity and poverty on the Telica volcano.

FIFA scandal: Switzerland approves Nicaragua extradition request

Aug 14, 2015

Switzerland's justice ministry gave its approval on Friday for the extradition of FIFA bribery case suspect Julio Rocha to Nicaragua

Police beat, arrest protesters, journalists in Nicaragua

Jul 09, 2015

Police beat and detained government opponents and harassed journalists Wednesday at a protest outside Nicaragua's top electoral council. 

Weighing the risks of Nicaragua's controversial canal project

Jul 07, 2015
Photo credit: E.N.K. via Flickr, Taken on January 30, 2015 (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Supporters of the Nicaragua project argue that it will spur growth, much like the Panama Canal gradually transformed the remote, tropical backwater of Panama into the region’s leading center for financial services, and boosted its profile as a center for tourism and, more recently, eco-tourism. Skeptics focus on the negative implications.

Thousands in Nicaragua protest proposed canal plan

Jun 14, 2015

Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday in a central Nicaraguan city to protest the construction of a $50 billion (44 billion euros) canal that will run through their land. 

Photo credit: Adam Baker via Flickr. Taken on June 3, 2008. (CC BY 2.0)
In May this year, the Telica volcano in north-west Nicaragua erupted. During the two...
Photo credit: E.N.K. via Flickr, Taken on January 30, 2015 (CC BY-ND 2.0)
For nearly 200 years, some of the most ambitious people in Nicaragua have dreamed abo...