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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TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (June 23, 2015)

1. Heavy rains leave six dead and 35,000 people affected
2. Discussions continue around canal environmental and social impact study
3. Canal briefs: Costa Rica, financial study, McClatchy articles, Juigalpa protest, compensation
4. CSE Magistrate Marenco dies; parties discuss participation in 2016 elections
5. US funds opposition coalition

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THURSDAY, JUNE 04, 2015

Join AfGJ Nicaragua-Honduras Delegation!

Unique Chance to Compare & Contrast Honduras/Nicaragua

Alliance for Global Justice Bi-National Delegation

July 22-Aug. 1, 2015

Honduras and Nicaragua are neighbors and among the most impoverished countries in Latin America. They share the same climate and much of the same history from colonial times to independence. One country had a revolution in 1979 which today is being further developed, particularly through ALBA, the cooperative trade alliance.  The other country had no revolution but its membership in ALBA was one factor in a US-backed military coup in 2009. The negative effects of that coup are evident.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 03, 2015

New issue of NICARAGUA NEWS available!

Read the latest issue of "Nicaragua Now" from the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign of the United Kingdom! It is available on their website at http://nicaraguasc.org.uk/news/article/132/nicaragua-now-issue-4-spring-2015

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TUESDAY, JUNE 02, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (June 2, 2015)

1. Canal environmental study released to Canal Commission
2. Former Nicaraguan soccer official charged in FIFA scandal
3. Economic news: rice, oil exploration, World Bank
4. Caribbean Coast news: Indio Maiz Reserve, Paso Real Bridge, USAID projects, Palace of Caribbean Culture, lobster divers
5. Another poll shows Ortega government with high ratings
6. Wikileaks releases State Department documents on Nicaragua from 1978

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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 26, 2015)

1. International congress addresses Central American epidemic of kidney disease
2. IEEPP releases survey on security perceptions
3. Political briefs: regulations; PLI and MRS; Ortega highlights investment
4. Economic briefs: Arce lays out goals; oil bill down; vice-minister for MIPYMES
5. Indigenous in Bosawas say road will lead to more deforestation
6. Petrocaribe fulfilling all commitments
7. Health and education news

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 19, 2015)

1. Celebration of 120th anniversary of Sandino’s birth
2. Canal studies expected in June; CEJIL attorneys expelled; Maersk orders more giant ships
3. Seismic activity continues
4. Neighborhoods and rural areas suffering water shortages
5. Biomass energy advances
6. Obama names new US ambassador to Nicaragua; Navy hospital ship affected by high waves
7. Modifications to social security law benefit over 30,000 seniors
8. New meat plant inaugurated

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TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 12, 2015)

1. Volcanoes under observation
2. Mining resumes in Bonanza after violent protests by artisanal miners
3. International briefs: Germany, Russia, United States Navy, Wisconsin
4. Zero Hunger and Zero Usury in the news
5. First national sign language song festival held
6. Government highlights crime prevention and rehabilitation efforts
7. Economic briefs: new milk plant, Free Trade Zone jobs, exports up

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TUESDAY, MAY 05, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 5, 2015)

1. Rainy season begins in Nicaragua
2. Costa Rica and Nicaragua finish arguments before World Court
3. Russia and US in cooperation with Nicaragua
4. Freedom House report hard on Latin America
5. Nicaraguan workers celebrate May Day
6. Violence affects Nicaraguan women
7. Economic briefs: farmers in South Caribbean, new FTZ jobs, Social Security growth
8. Nicaragua expresses solidarity with Nepal; reinforces preparedness for quakes

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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

Remembering Ben Linder

By Catherine Cusic
Benjamin Linder, PRESENTE!

Today marks the anniversary of the assassination in 1987 of 27 year old Ben Linder and two Nicaraguans, Sergio Hernández and Pablo Rosales.

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