Nicaragua

By Tawanna Browne Smith | A country with a battle-worn history and a struggling population has a lot to offer in natural resources.  #travel  #nicaragua

Nicaragua: Ortega blames 'satanic sect' for uprising against his rule

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has hit out at what he has claimed is a “murderous, coup-mongering satanic sect” behind a three-month uprising against his rule that has left more than 300 dead.<p>There is growing international consensus that Ortega’s own forces and pro-government militias are …

Venezuela

In Spite of Turmoil, Nicaragua’s Cigars Keep on Rolling

Cigar makers weigh in on the reality of producing premium smokes in a dangerous time.<p>Nicaragua has long had a history of civil unrest, and as anyone …

Cuba

U.S. immigration crisis could worsen if Nicaragua fails to hold it together

Daniel Ortega’s balancing act has kept Nicaragua from suffering the fates of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, where thousands have fled to the …

Nicaragua protests erode pillars of support for Ortega

MANAGUA (Reuters) - A thuggish response to weeks of protests has eroded carefully constructed pillars of support in the Church, military and business world for Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, emboldening calls for the ouster of the former Marxist guerrilla who has dominated politics for decades.<p>…

More violent clashes in Nicaragua

There has been another round of violent protests in Nicaragua.<p>More than a month after changes to the social security system triggered protests, anger at the subsequent crackdown has transformed into calls for a complete overhaul of the economic and political system.<p>At least 77 people have been …

Masked men attack Jesuit University in Nicaragua

Since protests directed at the Sandinista government in Nicaragua began in April, the Jesuit-run University of Central America has been a hub of …

Human rights groups denounce government violence in Nicaragua

Nicaragua using 'Sandinista mobs' to quash protests: report

Amnesty International has accused authorities of using armed groups to target anti-government protesters. Nearly 90 protesters, many of them …

More than 40 people were killed in unrest in Nicaragua, rights groups say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dozens of people died last week in Nicaragua as a result of anti-government protests, human rights groups there told CNN Friday -- in contrast to the government's official death toll, which stands at 10.<p>The Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights, based in the capital city of Managua, reported …

Venezuela

‘The people lost their fear’: How Nicaragua’s new revolution took shape

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA — Every day now, flag-waving crowds taunt a man who has ruled them for more than a decade, a man who does not allow protests.<p>Daniel Ortega, a 72-year-old Marxist guerrilla famed for his Cold War duels with Washington, held near total power in recent years, decorating the capital …

Venezuela

Nicaragua scraps unpopular welfare plan, but unrest continues

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — A sense of smoldering discontent was evident in Nicaragua on Monday after President Daniel Ortega’s decision to cancel a welfare …

Why Is Nicaragua’s Homicide Rate So Far Below That of Its Central American Neighbors?

Roberto LovatoIt’s the revolution, stupid—which fostered innovative policing, along with the dedicated work of community organizers and women …

National Coffee Sustainability Platform Launches in Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan Platform for Sustainable Development (NICAFES) officially launched Nov. 30 to galvanize dozens of NGOs, government interests and …

Morgan’s Rock

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua<p>Surrounded by tropical forest, secluded bungalows overlook a postcard-perfect beach, where the only sounds are crashing waves and bird song. This pioneering eco-lodge comes with its own organic farm and reforestation programme, but you won’t have to sacrifice luxury, …

Calala Island

Nicaragua<p>Be a willing castaway on this idyllic private island, the first five-star resort in the unspoilt ‘NiCaribbean’. Perfect for couples or small groups, there’s just four rustic-luxe beachfront suites shaded by towering palms. Blissfully remote it may be, but there’s fine dining and first-rate …

The Emerald Coast: Nicaragua's hidden jewel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Move over Costa Rica: Nicaragua is emerging as the new eco-travel darling of Central America.<p>In the past two decades, Nicaragua has made concerted efforts to increase peace and international tourism; now, it's one of Central America's safer nations for travel, based on 2017's Global Peace …

Farm-to-table

Who Wins The Costa Rica/Nicaragua Gallo Pinto Wars?

Who Wins The Costa Rica/Nicaragua Gallo Pinto Wars?<p>Anybody who’s been knocking around the bottom half of Central America knows about the gallo pinto …

Central America

How to decide between Costa Rica and Nicaragua for your trip

A Pin to make life easier!<p>When we’re traveling with kids, we need to think about a lot of things. If you’re trying to decide between Costa Rica and …

#TravelTuesday: I Learned What It Takes To Be A Brigadista in Nicaragua

From weaving through the concrete jungle to walking under the greenery of Nicaragua, I found something new within myself that I will forever cherish during the longest week of my life.<p>On August 4th, I packed my bags filled with bug spray and got on a plane headed towards Nicaragua. For those …

Central America

Project Samuel brings hope to developing countries

Project Samuel works to provide housing to children in developing countries. (via )<p>After seeing orphaned children living on the streets during a trip …

Developing Countries

Nicaragua: A Very Close Paradise and 10 Reasons to Visit it

Costa Rica and Nicaragua are more than neighboring countries. We are brothers of the earth; we share a particular story; and we currently maintain …

Giving children a strong foundation in Nicaragua

Preschool children have never been so motivated and enthusiastic to go to school in Nicaragua. The newly constructed preschools, resembling the …

Students

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Business<p>The first shots have been fired in a trade war between China and the United States that experts say could be damaging for the world …

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Just Back: Tracking down the hermit artist of Nicaragua’s highlands

<i>Naomi Mitchell wins £200 for her account of a memorable meeting with the sculptor hermit, Don Alberto, in the hills of Nicaragua.</i><p>With the magenta dawn spilling over the mountain tops, we clambered aboard a tiny spine-jangling bus in an abandoned petrol station on the outskirts of EstelÍ, Nicaragua. …

Nonprofit AMRDI Researching ‘Coffee Lives’ in Nicaragua

The Colorado-based nonprofit Arctic and Mountain Regions Development Institute (AMRDI) has released the second in a series of policy briefs related …

Volcanoes, Sunsets, And Rum: A Guide To The Wonders Of Nicaragua

What’s not to love?<p>“If you take away anything from this trip, I hope it’s how beautiful this country is and how wonderful its people are,” I was told during dinner on my first night in Nicaragua. I’d just arrived a few hours earlier to Managua, the capital city, for a five-day trip to see the …

Central America

Guide to the Food and Drink of Nicaragua

The traditional food and drink of Nicaragua is representative of the diversity of its residents. Spanish, Creole, Garifuna, and Indigenous Nicaraguan …

Discovering Hidden Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Off The Beaten Path in Nicaragua. Try a Homestay. - Traveler

Get out of your comfort zone. Say goodbye to your night light, your mini-fridge and your flush toilet. Say hello to living close to nature by …