Nicaragua: Gunmen attack Sandinista supporters, 5 killed, 24 wounded

July 21st, 2014 (VOA) Unidentified gunmen staged separate attacks on two buses carrying supporters of Nicaragua’s governing party that were returning from a national celebration in western Nicaragua early Sunday, killing five people and wounding 24, local authorities said Sunday. Matagalpa Mayor Zadrach Zeledon, a member of the governing…

Costa Rica demands environmental studies of planned Nicaragua canal

Costa Rica demands environmental studies of planned Nicaragua canal

July 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Government of Costa Rica is demanding assurances that the planned $40 billion “mega canal” in Nicaragua will not affect the flow or navigability of the San Juan and Colorado rivers.   Foreign Minister, Manuel Gonzalez sent a communiqué yesterday to his counterpart in…

Russian president, Vladimir Putin makes surprise visit to Nicaragua

Russia's president began a six-day tour of Latin American countries on Friday, and made an unscheduled visit to Nicaragua.…

Nicaragua approves route for $40 billion canal

There are a lot of doubts about whether a proposed canal in Nicaragua will ever be built, but…

How Russia arms Latin America

How Russia arms Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Russia's push into Ukraine has put many on edge. But less known is…

Is China getting its money’s worth in Latin America?

Is China getting its money’s worth in Latin America?

With China’s manufacturing sector in decline, foreign investment may be the country’s quickest path to economic recovery. In…

Meet the Chinese tycoon behind Nicaragua’s grand canal ambitions

Meet the Chinese tycoon behind Nicaragua’s grand canal ambitions

May 6th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) In a May 1st interview with Reuters, Chinese entrepreneur Wang Jing discussed why he’s…

Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega defends military ties with Russia

Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega defends military ties with Russia

Nicaragua's president Saturday defended his country's right to strengthen its military with Russian help, seemingly backtracking on statements…

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