Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 19, 2014)

1. Case of July 19th attackers moved to Managua
2. Colombia asks World Court to declare Nicaraguan claim “inadmissible”
3. Mining conference calls attention to Nicaragua’s success; protest march highlights problems
4. International media outlets discuss feasibility of Nicaraguan shipping canal
5. Jurists clarify Law 779 regulations; women’s groups protest changes to definition of “femicide”
6. End of US TPL could cost 30,000 Nicaraguan textile workers their jobs
7. Nicaragua celebrates navy anniversary amid moves to modernize
8. First large group of sea turtles arrives at Chacocente

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 12, 2014)

1. Police present eight men accused of July 19th massacre
2. Tropical depressions bring some rain but drought continues
3. Regulations of Law 779 change parameters of “femicide”
4. Nicaragua benefits most from CAFTA
5. Juan Bautista Arrien, long-time UNESCO representative, dies at 83
6. PLI and PLC sign unity pact
7. United States donates rapid vessels to Nicaraguan navy

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 5, 2014)

1. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon visits Nicaragua; praises government
2. United States extends property waiver for 2014-15
3. Investigations continue into July 19th killings
4. Census of communities and families on canal route planned
5. Pope Francis ends suspension of Fr. Miguel D’Escoto imposed by John Paul II

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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (July 29, 2014)

1. Four accused of participation in tragic events of July 19
2. Coffee growers dealing with coffee rust
3. Indigenous meet with government about removal of settlers from their lands
4. Cattle ranchers confronting drought
5. International support for green energy
6. Forbes Centroamérica magazine celebrates Nicaragua’s economic growth
7. 200,000 have bought subsidized homes

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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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