TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 25, 2015)

1. Canal briefs: aerial study of route planned; Bloomberg article skeptical; review of enviro study nearly complete
2. Nicaragua’s Naval Force to expand
3. News flash: Texas appeals court suspends Tercero execution
4. Police tracking criminal bank that killed five officers
5. CSE opening voter registration offices in all municipalities
6. Nicaragua signs satellite agreement with Russia
7. Building of Larreynaga hydroelectric plant completed
8. Obesity rises along with standard of living

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 18, 2015)

1. Five police officers killed in Bluefields
2. International briefs: Cuba, Texas execution, Costa Rica, FIFA crimes
3. Wall Street Journal skeptical of canal finances
4. Three opposition coalitions form with eye on 2016 elections
5. Nicaragua addressing drought and climate change
6. Chikungunya and dengue attacking at once

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 11, 2015)

1. US Embassy announces end of property waiver regime
2. Senate approves new US ambassador to Nicaragua
3. Tumarin object of speculation, again
4. Central Bank makes changes; trade deficit rises
5. Nicaraguan team wins bronze at Boys Baseball World Cup in Taiwan
6. Rural families convert from wood to biogas cooking

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 4, 2015)

1. Managua suffers nine tremblers in one day
2. Police officers involved in Las Jagüitas incident sentenced to two to eleven years
3. Official says canal company committed to net positive impact for people and environment
4. Biologist draws lessons from Panama for evaluating Nicaraguan canal
5. Nicaraguan set to be executed in Texas was 17 at time of crime
6. Opposition continues Wednesday protests and asks OAS to intervene
7. Formal sector job growth hits record in May

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FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015

Nicaragua and the Inter-Oceanic Canal

Nicaragua and the Inter-Oceanic Canal

Prepared for the Nicaragua Network / Alliance for Global Justice in July 2015 by Katherine Hoyt

A waterway across Nicaragua has been a dream that the country has been unable to let go of:

*Trade networks of Nicaragua’s indigenous inhabitants used Lake Cocibolca (Lake Nicaragua) and the San Juan River to cross the continent before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in 1524.

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (July 28, 2015)

1. Officers involved in Las Jagüitas operation plead guilty, ask for forgiveness
2. Managua begins celebration of its patron Santo Domingo with an environmental theme
3. International briefs: property waiver, new ambassador, creativity index, IMF, anniversaries
4. Economic briefs: Moody’s rating, cattle smuggling, drought, FTZs, tourism
5. Social issues briefs: diabetes, gender-based violence, human trafficking, birth registration, technical education

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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (July 21, 2015)

1. Nicaraguans celebrate another anniversary of the revolution
2. Forum on Nicaragua held at Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC
3. Solidarity conference held in Managua
4. Earth tremblers at Casita Volcano

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TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (July 14, 2015)

1. Drug operation goes wrong resulting in three civilian deaths
2. Few resources to protect nature reserves
3. Police and politicians injured in confrontation at Supreme Electoral Council
4. Caribbean Coast briefs: flooded rivers; indigenous elections; Rosita roadblock
5. Social policy briefs: XO laptops; another casa materna; electricity; English; traffic deaths; dengue
6. Final report of UN Millennium Goals notes progress, including Nicaragua

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TUESDAY, JULY 07, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (July 7, 2015)

1. Nicaragua affected by climate change
2. Judith Silva elected to Supreme Electoral Council
3. Sandinistas mark 36th anniversary of the “repliegue”
4. Fourth of July celebrated at US Embassy in Managua
5. Nicaragua achieves UN Millennium Development Goal of reducing hunger by half
6. Economic briefs: consumer prices, commodity prices, trucker strike, coffee, electricity
7. Nicaragua implements second phase of Better Work Program in FTZs
8. Ortega sends message of support to Greece

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TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (June 30, 2015)

1. Borge & Asociados releases new poll
2. United States in the news in Nicaragua
3. Acahualinca footprints museum closed for renovation
4. Summit of Latin American and Caribbean Women Leaders of African Descent held in Managua
5. Government highlights social programs completed in honor of July 19th anniversary
6. Economic briefs: Government’s annual report, increasing irrigation, combating coffee rust
7. Nicaragua detains Costa Rican on Interpol warrant

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