TUESDAY, MARCH 03, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 3, 2015)

1. Citizen security assemblies held around the country
2. Government decrees minimum wage increases
3. Opposition and Sandinistas commemorate anniversaries
4. Water supply threatened by deforestation
5. Economic briefs: Coffee, tourism, Social Security
6. Cuban trade delegation identifies 50 areas of interchange within ALBA
7. Fluoride treatments lead off National Day of Oral Health

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (February 24, 2015)

1. Anniversary of assassination of Sandino commemorated
2. Continued Venezuela oil guaranteed
3. XI Poetry festival ends in Granada
4. Political shorts: PLI, Catholic bishops, Family Councils, voter ID cards
5. Program will improve Caribbean Coast food security and public investment
6. New study released on chronic kidney disease
7. Conservation paying off for Leatherback turtles

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (February 17, 2015)

1. Russian defense minister visits Nicaragua
2. International relations briefs: Japan, Germany, HSBC, drug trafficking, EU
3. Poetry Festival begins in Granada
4. Economic shorts: 2014 growth, another dam, CAFTA impact
5. Cooperatives changing the face of Nicaragua
6. Utility improvements around Nicaragua: internet, water, electricity

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (February 10, 2015)

1. New school year starts
2. Canal briefs: archeology; technical education; protests; Panama; Washington Post
3. Major road improvements planned for South Caribbean Autonomous Region
4. Health Shorts: maternity waiting homes; measles; smoking
5. Nicaragua begins year of Rubén Darío commemorations
6. No MIGs for Nicaragua
7. Flight options to Managua from US to increase

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2015

It is time to Stop Fast Track and the TPP!

As Congress gets closer to a vote on Fast Track which would mean an up or down vote on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the Nicaragua Network urges you to let your senators and representatives know that you oppose these anti-democratic measures.

To contact your members of Congress, click here. http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1034/p/dia/action3/common/public/

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2015

Read "Nicaragua Now" from the NSC!

"Nicaragua Now" is the twice-yearly publication of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign of the United Kingdom, a sister organization of the Nicaragua Network.  It covers subjects about Nicaragua and UK-Nicaragua solidarity.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (February 3, 2015)

1. CELAC meets in Costa Rica with 33 leaders in attendance
2. Motorcycles deaths rise; Police launch Road Safety Campaign
3. Economic briefs: beef exports, minimum wage talks, coffee harvest, artisanal fishing
4. Assembly passes human trafficking law
5. Teacher pay increase announced
6. Affordable housing construction to grow in 2015
7. Director of World Food Program receives recognition

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (January 27, 2015)

1. Canal briefs: concern about delay in studies; protests continue; Ramsar representatives visit
2. Demands continue for lower electricity bills
3. Backpack bomb explodes in Pantasma, killing two; another dies from gunshot wounds
4. Head of UN Office on Drugs and Crime visits Nicaragua
5. Extreme alert for Chikungunya
6. CARUNA to provide US$40 million in small production loans
7. Managua to improve storm drainage system
8. Government opens two tourist restaurants featuring Nicaraguan food and coffee
9. Ortega congratulates new Greek prime minister

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MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015

Meet with Colombia Peace Negotiators in Havana, Cuba--April 11-18, 2015

The Alliance for Global Justice has been invited by the Comité Permanente por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights - CPDH) to visit Havana, Cuba, in support of the Colombian peace process. Negotiators are making historic progress toward ending the world's longest standing major war.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (January 20, 2015)

1. Registration begins for 2015 school year
2. New poll released by M&R Consultores
3. Russia’s highest ranking woman political figure visits Nicaragua
4. US State Department gives Nicaragua low ratings on transparency
5. Opposition in Assembly introduces bill to lower energy rates
6. Ombudsperson for Sexual Diversity says police do not protect LGBT citizens
7. Nicaragua cost of basic food products second lowest in Central America
8. Compensation announced for some former banana workers poisoned by Nemagon
9. Police to crack down on bars and slot machine establishments

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