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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TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (January 13, 2015)

1. Canal briefs: route modification, jobs, US and HKND on transparency, Al Jazeera English
2. Government outlines commitments for 2015
3. High winds cause power outages and fires and halt boat transportation
4. Government continues to prepare for natural disasters and forest fires
5. 2014 femicides reported
6. Clean energy production exceeds early estimates

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 06, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (January 6, 2015)

(This Bulletin covers two weeks—from Dec. 23 through Jan. 5.)

1. Confrontation between canal protesters and police on Christmas Eve leaves 21 injured
2. Nicaraguans celebrate Christmas and the New Year
3. Central Bank gives preliminary report on economic progress in 2014
4. Felipe Urrutia, singer, songwriter, and collector of Nicaragua’s traditional music dies
5. Electrification and affordable housing make gains in 2014
6. Indigenous Mayangna highlight continued threat to Bosawas Reserve
7. Nicaragua is a leader in green energy production
8. Cecocafen’s 17 years of service celebrated
9. Fortieth anniversary of Operation Victorious December marked

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (December 23, 2014)

1. Government and HKND hold “symbolic” inauguration of canal construction
2. Ros-Lehtinen calls for sanctions against Nicaragua
3. Nicaragua celebrates release of Cuban Five; normalization of Cuba/US diplomatic relations
4. Bishops say “ideology of gender” leads to degradation and perdition
5. Bilwi neighborhoods to receive potable water
6. Economic briefs: food crops and energy

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (December 16, 2014)

1. Fishing boat with 50 aboard capsizes in storm: two dead, 17 missing and feared dead
2. Canal news: anti-canal march; bishops learn more; HKND meets with businesses and unions
3. ALBA celebrates tenth anniversary at Havana summit
4. Voter identification cards expiration date extended through 2017
5. Earthquake drills prepare Nicaragua for possible killer earthquake
6. Low income housing makes strides in 2014
7. Delegation from San Andres meets with Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast residents
8. Changes to tax law pass in Assembly

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