TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 09, 2016

Nicaragua News Bulletin (February 9, 2016)

1. Nicaragua commemorates 100th anniversary of Rubén Darío’s death
2. US steps up opposition funding in advance of presidential election
3. Massive campaign against mosquitos; 38 Zika cases confirmed
4. IMF and WB issue positive evaluations of economy
5. Government releases “Plan for Good Government 2016”
6. Labor, government and businesses agree on minimum wage increase
7. Government issues new safety measures for boats after Little Corn Island tragedy
8. Ortega has highest approval ratings in Latin America
9. Illegal animal sales continue in spite of law

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016

Nicaragua News Bulletin (January 12, 2016)

The Nicaragua News Bulletin will not be published during the next three weeks. It will resume publication on Feb. 9. This week's contents: 1. Analysts discuss nine years of Daniel Ortega’s second presidency

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (December 29, 2015)

1. Nicaraguans celebrate a tranquil Christmas
2. SICA reaches agreement on Cuban migrants
3. Monitoring of volcanoes continues; government holds final disaster drill of 2015
4. Economic briefs: Inflation rate remains low; five years of 4% growth; hotel employment up; fires at two
cigar plants

5. Goals for clean energy on track
6. Officials struggle to preserve forests in three zones
7. Ranchers switching to biogas from wood and propane

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (December 22, 2015)

1. World Court issues ruling on two cases between Nicaragua and Costa Rica
2. Violence of colonizers against Miskitos continues
3. National Assembly ends legislative session
4. Three volcanoes currently active in Nicaragua
5. Petrocaribe under discussion
6. Economic briefs: Best retirement havens; report on growth; more air travelers
7. Accused in October violence are released to house arrest for the holidays
 

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (December 8, 2015)

1. Momotombo volcano erupts with ash and lava flows
2. Nicaragua celebrates the “Purísima”
3. Ortega sends message to Maduro after elections
4. Caribbean Coast investment increases; shipwrecked crew rescued
5. Renewable energy electricity production hit 70% last weekend
6. National Assembly approves Sovereign Security Law
7. Nicaragua’s fight against HIV/AIDS makes headway
8. Municipalities ban GMOs, promote eco-agriculture

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (December 1, 2015)

1. Nicaragua asks for climate justice at Paris meeting
2. SICA meets but with no resolution of Cuban migrant question
3. HKND announces postponement of major canal construction until end of 2016
4. Women march to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
5. Debt relief savings turned to poverty reduction
6. More renewable energy from cane waste; workers still dying from kidney disease
7. Free internet reaches 70 municipalities
8. Telica volcano explosions diminishing

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 24, 2015)

1. Cuban migrant crisis to be discussed at SICA meeting
2. Antonio Lacayo buried in Managua after helicopter crash that killed four
3. Low coffee prices hurting small and medium growers
4. Several indicted after political violence
5. After three years, Colombia still does not accept World Court ruling
6. Nicaragua leads region in gender equality
7. Foreign aid supports infrastructure improvement
8. International Bird Festival held in Granada

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 17, 2015)

1. Antonio Lacayo and three others die in helicopter crash
2. Cuban migrants returned to Costa Rica
3. New US ambassador presents credentials; State Department official visits
4. Hearings held on proposed Sovereign Security Law
5. Nicaraguan and Salvadoran presidents meet to increase cooperation
6. Killers of police in South Caribbean Region sentenced
7. Government to give out thousands of property titles
8. Infrastructure projects improve living standards

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 10, 2015)

1. International FTZ conference held in Managua
2. Government approves canal Environmental Impact Study
3. Nicaragua prepares for the Paris environmental summit
4. Education news: registration for 2016 starts, universities get funding
5. Economic briefs: El Limon talks, World Bank lauds Nicaragua, new home sales up
6. Russia to assist in health efforts
7. Ortega receives credentials of new ambassadors

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 3, 2015)

1. Seven people reported injured in clashes during anti-canal march
2. IMF says “Nicaragua continues to show a favorable economic performance”
3. Caribbean Coast news: violence, hurricane drill, new Bilwi hospital, and more
4. Economic news: exports, beef, chocolate, cruise ship, sesame, rice
5. Civil Engineering conference focuses on building survival in natural disasters
6. Traffic Police begin use of radar and breathalyzers

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