CIA-backed war against Nicaragua, integrity of U.S. media subject of new film

  By Penelope Poulou October 13th, 2014 (VOA) The journalistic integrity of U.S. media; an illicitly-financed, CIA-backed war against Nicaraguan Sandinistas; the crack epidemic of 1980′s urban America: these are the main subjects of Michael Cuesta’s “Kill the Messenger.” In the film, Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner portrays Gary Webb,…

Nicaraguan police fight to keep country free of street gangs

By Malcom Alvarez-James October 6th, 2014 (Diálogo) Groups of youths in northern Nicaragua are starting to copy the style and tactics of the violent street gangs known as Mara Salvatrucha, which is also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18. But Nicaraguan National Police have mobilized to fight this alarming…

Nicaragua uses drug money to build new prisons

By W. Alejandro Sanchez / VOXXI September 16th, 2014 (VOXXI) Nicaragua has constructed three new prisons utilizing money that was seized following the arrest of a group of drug traffickers in 2012, a welcome initiative that repurposes criminal money for public works in the Central American country. It accomplishes…

Work on Nicaragua Grand Canal to begin in December, completed in 2019

Work on Nicaragua Grand Canal to begin in December, completed in 2019

September 9th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The construction of the Interoceanic Canal of Nicaragua, also dubbed the “Nicaragua Grand Canal,”…

Meteorite crashes, explodes in Nicaragua capital, produces earthquake-like shaking

Meteorite crashes, explodes in Nicaragua capital, produces earthquake-like shaking

September 8th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) What Nicaraguan authorities are calling a meteorite crashed near the airport in the capital…

Nicaraguan remittances from Costa Rica total $282 million per year

September 1st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A recent study by the Costa Rican government reveals that Nicaraguans living in Costa…

Rescuers save 20 miners in Nicaragua, search continues

September 1st, 2014 (VOA) Rescuers in Nicaragua freed 20 workers from a collapsed gold mine over the weekend as…

Efforts by police make Nicaragua the safest country in Central America

Seizures by Nicaraguan National Police of nearly 20,000 illegal firearms during a recent five year span have been…

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