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,” will begin in December and be completed by 2019, Telémaco Talavera, a member of the Grand Canal Commission, told the EFE news agency in recent days.   Talavera said that…

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 city of Managua on Saturday night, officials said.   “A meteorite crashed Saturday night near the airport in Managua, causing an explosion that was felt strongly throughout the capital,” the…

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…

Nicaragua seizes more than 500 kilograms of cocaine in the Pacific

August 15th, 2014 (ISH) Nicaragua’s Naval Force on August 13 seized more than 500 kilograms of cocaine hidden in…

UN Secretary-General on his way to Costa Rica, Nicaragua today

UN Secretary-General on his way to Costa Rica, Nicaragua today

July 29th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to depart New York this morning for a…

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