TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (October 28, 2014)

1. Tropical storm Hanna dissipates after another week of downpours
2. Unity talks between Liberal parties break down
3. Canal studies move forward; protests continue
4. Twelve thousand university graduates without diplomas
5. Decree will allow logging in pine forests for one year
6. Tourism continues to increase
7. Central American farmers examine Nicaragua’s agro-forestry system
8. Drug enforcement seizures continue
9. International bird festival to be held in Nicaragua
10. Don Coan, long-time Nicaragua solidarity activist, dies in Sacramento

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (October 21, 2014)

1. Severe rainstorms cause 24 deaths
2. Aftershocks from 7.3 earthquake of October 13 continue
3. Temporary Protected Status renewed for Nicaraguans and Hondurans
4. Law of the Family to go into effect in six months
5. New cases of Chikunguña diagnosed
6. Climate change adaptation loan approved
7. COPPPAL meeting discusses climate change and Nicaraguan canal
8. ALBA countries discuss Ebola; Nicaragua puts measures in place against the disease

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (October 14, 2014)

1. Earthquake measuring 7.3 hits off coast of Central America
2. Judge finds twelve guilty of July 19th killings
3. Rains cause flooding, two deaths
4. New polls reveal views on canal, economic situation of Nicaraguans
5. Mayangna community says “We are in danger.”
6. Cacao may replace coffee in some areas affected by climate change
7. National Museum opens new exhibits with 700 indigenous pieces
8. Solution sought for problems with Customs

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2014

New film revives contra-cocaine scandal!

The film "Kill the Messenger" exposes the mainstream media's role in covering up the "contra-cocaine" scandal of the 1990s in which the Nicaragua Network and other solidarity groups joined with African Americans to push Congress not to brush the evidence of the CIA's drug involvement under the rug. Journalist Robert Parry, an expert on these issues, writes about how the New York Times finally is recognizing its immoral and deadly role. (Photo shows journalist Gary Webb with his boxes of research materials.)

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2014

CIA helped get profits from crack epidemic to contras!

REPRINTED FROM THE NICARAGUA MONITOR OF SEPT.-OCT. 1996

Nicaragua Monitor
Sept.-Oct. 1996

CIA sent profits from crack epidemic to contras!
By Katherine Hoyt

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (October 7, 2014)

1. Trial of accused July 19 killers begins in Managua
2. Canal census proceeds; Cocibolca Group holds forum; Danish NGO opposes canal
3. Coffee fund to begin functioning; Rainforest Alliance funds green coffee
4. Foreign debt hits US$9.8 billion
5. Government to spend US$300 million on roads in Caribbean Regions
6. Nicaragua to coordinate regional tsunami alert system

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (September 30, 2014)

1. CID Gallup and M&R Consultores release new polls
2. Halleslevens represents Nicaragua at UN climate meeting
3. Many opinions voiced about canal studies
4. Rains cause damage; hopes for second and third harvests rise
5. Chikungunya takes hold in country
6. Rural technical education to be expanded
7. Petroglyphs in Masaya to be preserved and developed

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

Nicaragua, ALBA, and Climate Change: The Promise of a Good Example

Paul Baker’s Fall USA Tour --  November 5-25, 2014

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For almost forty years UK-born musician/organizer Paul Baker and his Nicaraguan wife Fátima Hernández have worked pro bono with the Chilean, Salvadoran and Nicaraguan peoples, as Paul puts it, "Surviving by skin of teeth and seat of pants. Quite a ride, but it's exciting (if tough on 'trousers'!), sharing life with people who drop into bed not knowing if there'll be food for tomorrow, yet always greeting you next day smiling, their children washed, pressed and ready for school. Fátima herself is a barrio girl, a guerrillera at 13 who fought the Somoza dictatorship to bring Nicaragua justice.  She's worked on in barrio health and education ever since, and now primarily cares for severely burned children. It's wonderful to work with her/her compañer@s. Thanks to them/their FSLN government, after years of neo-liberal regimes killing land reform, destroying health and education, Nicaragua is the 'threat of a good example' once again."

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (September 23, 2014)

1. Reports show economy in good shape
2. Citizens express concerns about Canal during consultations
3. Obama’s annual drug trafficking report includes Nicaragua
4. Environmentalists skeptical about UN Climate Summit results
5. El Niño may or may not return in October and November
6. Bill against human trafficking in National Assembly
7. Sandinista commitment to health care highlighted
8. Persons with disabilities to recover more rights

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (September 16, 2014)

1. Nicaragua celebrates Independence Day and anniversary of Battle of San Jacinto
2. National Police celebrates 35th anniversary of its founding
3. Experts to study whether explosion was due to meteorite
4. Academy of Science holds conference on canal
5. Businesspeople make proposals on National Day of Entrepreneur
6. National Assembly to address mining regulations
7. Cattle industry works to create a “brand name” for Nicaraguan beef
8. Nicaragua presents “sustainable schools” program at FAO regional conference

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