TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 24, 2015)

1. ALBA summit makes plans for April meeting in Panama
2. Two international gatherings discuss canal
3. Canal briefs: Wang Jing, Telemaco Talavera, opinion poll, and Montiel sentenced
4. Nicaraguan NGOs meet with right-wing US congresswoman
5. Marches held on both sides of abortion question
6. Tourists seek out Nicaragua’s volcanoes
7. Ecuador looks to Nicaragua for policing model

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 17, 2015)

1. IMF mission recommends improving productivity and investing in education
2. Maduro makes lightening visit to Managua
3. Massive planting of windbreakers announced
4. Citizens participate in earthquake-tsunami drill
5. Over 2,000 jobs lost with expiration of TPL
6. Social briefs: water and sewers, primary school computers
7. ALBA treaty on medicines forwarded to National Assembly for approval
8. Copies of Zapatera sculptures will be placed at sites of originals

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TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 10, 2015)

1. International Women’s Day celebrated
2. Government publishes compilation of achievements benefitting women and families
3. Petrocaribe summit meets in Caracas
4. Bishops release Lenten message
5. Industrial farming methods spell damaging dust storms for Leon and Chinandega
6. Photovoltaics lighting up the night in rural Nicaragua
7. Ortega dedicates new stadium to Chavez

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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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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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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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