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Nicaragua Canal “closer than ever,” and will cut sailing time for mega-ships: official

Building an inter-oceanic canal crossing Nicaragua "is closer than ever" and will markedly reduce travel time and costs for mega-ships, a Nicaraguan senior official said here Tuesday.…

Nicaragua launches campaign against school violence, bullying after student killing

The killing of a high school student by a classmate has focused attention in Nicaragua on the violence, bullying, and sexual harassment many children experience in schools.…

Here is what the US had to say to other Central American countries on Independence Day

While similar, the small differences in the statements are interesting, and shed a bit of nuance on the United States’ relationship with each of the five Central American nations that…

Former Nicaraguan football boss accepted 90,000-euro bribe, prosecutors allege

Julio Rocha has been charged with money laundering and corruption in Nicaragua. Prosecutors there allege Rocha accepted a 90,000-euro bribe as part of a broadcast rights agreement.…

Nicaragua has its eyes on some new Russian battle tanks

Nicaragua is about to conclude its participation in the Russian-hosted “World Tank Biathlon” and is considering the purchase of some Russian-made T-72B3 main battle tanks, Russian media reports.…

FIFA’s Rocha agrees to be extradited to Nicaragua

Julio Rocha, the former head of the Nicaraguan Football Federation who was one of seven FIFA officials detained in Switzerland in May, has agreed to be extradited to his home…

Extremely rare octopus found only in Nicaragua stuns scientists

Extremely rare octopus found only in Nicaragua stuns scientists

Panamanian biologist Arcadio Rodaniche first submitted a scientific description of a bizarre creature called the larger Pacific striped octopus in the 1980s. The animals, which he raised in a large…

León, “First Capital of the Revolution” hoping for its share of Nicaragua tourism boom

León, “First Capital of the Revolution” hoping for its share of Nicaragua tourism boom

Visitors to León are greeted by a large sign reading, “First Capital of the Revolution.” A museum focusing on the 1979 Sandinista uprising sits in the center of town. On…

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