TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (July 22, 2014)

1. Hundreds of thousands celebrate 35th anniversary of revolution; return home marred by attacks
2. Five people killed when buses attacked after July 19 celebrations; several persons detained
3. Canal Commission and HKND Group begin consultations with communities
4. Women protest at Supreme Court in Managua; Opposition groups protest at Electoral Council
5. Nicaraguan team wins Pan American “little league” defeating US
6. UN official tours Nicaragua’s small-scale agricultural sector
7. Family remittances continue to grow
8. San Juan del Sur anticipates sea turtle arrivals

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TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (July 15, 2014)

1. Russian President Vladimir Putin stops for a quick visit to Nicaragua
2. Information on environmental impact of canal released
3. Ortega meets with World Bank and US Chamber of Commerce representatives
4. Economic Briefs: Basic basket, Social Security, and Better Work
5. Two Chikungunya cases confirmed
6. Ortega offers solidarity to Palestine and Argentina

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TUESDAY, JULY 08, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (July 8, 2014)

1. Route 4 chosen for canal; definitive studies expected for October
2. New Family Code causes controversy
3. Coffee returns to export leader
4. Textile exports outpace neighbors due to labor stability
5. GDP growth rounds out good economic reports
6. Government officials at friendly 4th of July gathering at US Embassy
7. Prehistoric ruins need better maintenance
8. Ash Eames, long-time Nicaragua solidarity activist, dies in NH

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TUESDAY, JULY 01, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (July 1, 2014)

1. Call issued for march to stop violence against women
2. SICA summit addresses child migration
3. Government details educational advances
4. New police law wins final passage
5. Washington, DC, forum highlights Nicaragua’s successes
6. Foreign military visits approved

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (June 24, 2014)

1. Thirty-fifth anniversary of repliege commemorated
2. Some rain falls but drought persists
3. Government and businesses concerned about elimination of tariffs under DR-CAFTA
4. Economic Briefs: geo-tourism, gold mining, Walmart, and banking growth
5. Climate Briefs: evaluation, risk management, and energy transformation
6. Nicaragua prepares for new mosquito-borne virus
7. Nicaraguan-born player makes key goal for Costa Rica in World Cup

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (June 17, 2014)

1. Nicaragua 5th in world in renewable energy investment
2. Bosawas land traffickers indicted in Bonanza; 2.2 million trees to be planted in Bosawas
3. Santos wins reelection in Colombia, defeating hardliner Zuluaga
4. Action demanded on murders of women
5. New Police law passes on first reading in National Assembly
6. El Niño threatens small hydroelectric power stations
7. Director of ANPDH named to Esteli appeals court
8. Nicaragua expresses “unconditional” solidarity with Venezuela against imperialism
9. 288 die in traffic accidents; 60% involving alcohol

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TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (June 10, 2014)

1. Shipping canal project back in the news
2. Price of red beans goes up, alarming consumers
3. Gaviria: Election of Zuluaga would mean conflict with Nicaragua
4. Florida Congresswoman postpones visit to Nicaragua
5. Carter Center criticizes reappointment of Electoral Council magistrates
6. Free Trade Zone production triples
7. Formal sector employment passes 700,000
8. Constitution to be translated into Miskito, Mayangna, and Creole
9. Oldest human remains dated at 6,000 years old

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TUESDAY, JUNE 03, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (June 3, 2014)

1. El Niño predicted to bring drought to much of Central America
2. President Ortega sends report on 2013 to National Assembly
3. Mother’s Day brings women’s issues to the fore
4. US-Nicaragua relations briefs
5. Daniel Ortega welcomes fellow ex-guerilla Sanchez as new president of El Salvador
6. Government announces reforestation goals

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 20, 2014)

1. On Sandino’s birthday, Ortega proposes national accord to eradicate poverty
2. IMF team gives Nicaragua good marks
3. Government-business delegation returns from US; Campbell wants “mature relationship”
4. US peanut subsidies threaten jobs and exports in Nicaragua
5. UN Subcommittee recommends improvement in detention centers
6. Government works to ameliorate climate change
7. New affordable housing law goes into effect
8. Nicaragua to be represented in DC at Free the Cuban Five forum

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TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 13, 2014)

1. Vice-President Halleslevens attends inauguration of Solis
2. Protests mar swearing in of North Caribbean Regional council members
3. Nicaragua comes before UN Human Rights Council for periodic review
4. Russia and US express interest in shipping canal
5. International media showing increased interest in kidney disease
6. IMF mission in Nicaragua; bonds and de-dollarization up for discussion
7. Coffee news: renovation goes forward; two farms join Rainforest Alliance
8. Government approves “solidarity beans”

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