TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 25, 2014)

1. HKND presents results of progress on canal studies
2. Colombian President Santos calls for accord with Nicaragua
3. New Family Code explained
4. Cuban Five’s Fernando Gonzalez visits Nicaragua
5. Nicaragua addresses hunger conference in Rome
6. Tourism grows around sea turtle preservation and nesting
7. New York consulate to help Nicaraguan migrants

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 18, 2014)

1. Another dispute arises over San Juan River dredging
2. Weeklong conflict over indigenous land includes hostages, roadblocks, and one death
3. Scientific conference presents concerns about canal
4. FIDEG study shows reduction of poverty slowed in 2013
5. Biogas program benefits thousands of rural families
6. Solid waste management remains a problem
7. UNAN to offer a seismology degree

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 11, 2014)

1. Canal briefs: environmental and social impact studies; local members for commission; bill to repeal; more marches
2. Economic briefs: 2015 budget and inflation rate
3. Traffic deaths on target to set new record
4. Rural women meet to discuss climate change
5. Bird conference held in Granada
6. Chikungunya cases increase in past week
7. Sister cities want to resolve difficulties with customs

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014

Week of Action against Fast Track for the TPP!

The Nicaragua Network urges you to participate in the campaign to stop Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read more below!

STOP THE SNEAK ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY
Week of Action against Fast Track for the TPP * November 8 - 14, 2014

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2014

Birding in Nicaragua -- February 28 - March 9, 2015

Birding in Nicaragua -- February 28 - March 9, 2015

Organized by El Porvenir

The Nicaragua Network is happy to post this announcement about a wonderful opportunity to visit nature reserves, islands, and volcanoes for eight days of birding!

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 04, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 4, 2014)

1. Nicaragua ranks sixth in World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report
2. Weather improves after death toll from rains rises to 32
3. Nicaragua has lowest level of defense spending and smallest army in Central America
4. Canal protests raise concerns about racism
5. Nicaraguan prisons least violent in Central America
6. Systems installed to improve environmental footprint of coffee production
7. Sea turtles still need nest protection
8. Economic briefs: TPL, remittances, Petrocaribe, customs

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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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