Nicaragua News Bulletin (September 29, 2015)

1. Canal environmental report presented to public; four further studies ordered
2. Telica Volcano erupts
3. Lawyers’ licenses suspended for involvement in illegal sale of Miskito lands
4. Continuing drought is punctuated by heavy rains and flooding
5. ECLAC praises Nicaragua’s achievement in the battle against hunger
6. Nearly 16,000 turtles nest at La Flor Wildlife Refuge
7. Agriculture conference calls for regional coordination to confront climate change

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (September 22, 2015)

1. More casualties in indigenous land struggle; Assembly lifts Brooklyn Rivera’s legislative immunity
2. Series of tremblers affects El Sauce and Achuapa
3. Praise for Ambassador Powers as she leaves
4. CID Gallup releases new poll
5. Food supply and agro-exports fine despite rumors
6. Malnutrition continues to decline
7. Housing fair exceeds expectations

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (September 15, 2015)

1. Violence continues in North Caribbean Autonomous Region
2. Nicaragua celebrates Independence Day holidays
3. Nicaragua continues to reduce infant mortality ahead of other nations
4. Business news: Entrepreneur Day and Carlos Slim visit
5. Crime news: Matamoros pleads guilty; homicide rate down further
6. ENACAL expands street and public area lighting and free internet
7. New street improvements forget pedestrians, including President Ortega

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (September 8, 2015)

1. Canal in the news: Kwok interview, Journal “Nature” letter, archeology at risk
2. Thirty-sixth anniversary of Army celebrated
3. Man shoots at Wednesday opposition political rally
4. Conflict between indigenous and settlers results in two deaths
5. Petrocaribe summit meets in Jamaica
6. Nicaragua’s economic advances confirmed by two international reports
7. Health care access means more childhood cancers diagnosed
8. UNFPA releases Nicaragua population statistics

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (September 1, 2015)

1. Ortega inaugurates new cement plant and announces plans for deep water port at Bluefields
2. Farmers in some areas losing crops due to drought; rain predicted for September
3. Tercero may get new trial
4. National electricity grid expands to incorporate the Caribbean Coast
5. Former sugarcane workers to be compensated
6. Life expectancy and salaries rise under Sandinista leadership
7. Number of Salvadoran refugees in Nicaragua on the rise
8. UCA study released on urban settlements
9. Public debt declines

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 25, 2015)

1. Canal briefs: aerial study of route planned; Bloomberg article skeptical; review of enviro study nearly complete
2. Nicaragua’s Naval Force to expand
3. News flash: Texas appeals court suspends Tercero execution
4. Police tracking criminal band that killed five officers
5. CSE opening voter registration offices in all municipalities
6. Nicaragua signs satellite agreement with Russia
7. Building of Larreynaga hydroelectric plant completed
8. Obesity rises along with standard of living

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 18, 2015)

1. Five police officers killed in Bluefields
2. International briefs: Cuba, Texas execution, Costa Rica, FIFA crimes
3. Wall Street Journal skeptical of canal finances
4. Three opposition coalitions form with eye on 2016 elections
5. Nicaragua addressing drought and climate change
6. Chikungunya and dengue attacking at once

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 11, 2015)

1. US Embassy announces end of property waiver regime
2. Senate approves new US ambassador to Nicaragua
3. Tumarin object of speculation, again
4. Central Bank makes changes; trade deficit rises
5. Nicaraguan team wins bronze at Boys Baseball World Cup in Taiwan
6. Rural families convert from wood to biogas cooking

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 4, 2015)

1. Managua suffers nine tremblers in one day
2. Police officers involved in Las Jagüitas incident sentenced to two to eleven years
3. Official says canal company committed to net positive impact for people and environment
4. Biologist draws lessons from Panama for evaluating Nicaraguan canal
5. Nicaraguan set to be executed in Texas was 17 at time of crime
6. Opposition continues Wednesday protests and asks OAS to intervene
7. Formal sector job growth hits record in May

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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (July 28, 2015)

1. Officers involved in Las Jagüitas operation plead guilty, ask for forgiveness
2. Managua begins celebration of its patron Santo Domingo with an environmental theme
3. International briefs: property waiver, new ambassador, creativity index, IMF, anniversaries
4. Economic briefs: Moody’s rating, cattle smuggling, drought, FTZs, tourism
5. Social issues briefs: diabetes, gender-based violence, human trafficking, birth registration, technical education

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