Nicaragua News Bulletin (September 9, 2014)

1. Government works to increase mine safety following Bonanza tragedy
2. Nicaragua to be “malaria free” by 2020
3. Drought slams sales of fertilizers and agrochemicals
4. Army celebrates 35th anniversary
5. Nicaragua signs agreements for oil exploration in the Pacific
6. Artificial reefs and mangrove reforestation improve the environment
7. Mystery explosion in Managua turns out to be a meteor
8. Economic Briefs

Government works to increase mine safety following Bonanza tragedy

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (September 2, 2014)

1. Twenty miners rescued from collapsed gold mine; search suspended for seven still trapped
2. National Assembly approves budget reforms
3. Nicaraguan business sees little prospect US Congress will renew TPL this year
4. Exports on track to exceed record set in 2012
5. Census and Environmental study of canal route in progress
6. Drug traffickers arrested in region-wide operation
7. Drug trafficking has impact on south Caribbean Coast
8. Japanese financed border bridge inaugurated

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Action alert: Demand Franciscan foundation cancel Oliver North as keynote speaker!

On Sept. 13, 2014, convicted Iran-Contra criminal Oliver North will be the key-note speaker at a Dallas, Texas, dinner organized by the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land to benefit persecuted Christians in the Middle East!

Any of us who worked to stop Reagan’s contra war have the right to ask, “What about all those Christians who died in Nicaragua in the 1980s victims of the weapons and supplies that Oliver North illegally sent to the contras fighting to overthrow the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua?” The only reason North did not serve time in jail after he was convicted of violating US law was because the extensive coverage of the Iran-Contra Hearings in Congress was ruled by an appeals court to have prejudiced the jury against him!

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (August 26, 2014)

1. Government decides not to declare emergency for drought
2. Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras sign development accord for Gulf of Fonseca
3. Gallup rates Nicaragua and Panama highest in “perceived security”
4. Nicaragua called a “green energy powerhouse”
5. Tumarin & Boboke hydroelectric plants confirmed
6. Nicaragua may send medical brigade to Gaza
7. Earthquake alert issued for Chinandega
8. Casa Maternas to benefit from Healthy Yards

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Support Kickstarter funding for Memorias del Fuego!

Memorias Del Fuego is a feature-length documentary film about the disappearing stories of women who fought to win Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution. The first portion, in which the filmmakers interviewed former Sandinista commanders, couriers, and journalists, was shot without any funding, but the project is raising funds to be able to return and capture the stories of female combatants from rural areas and FSLN party members.

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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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Help the People of Gaza!

The Alliance for Global Justice (of which the Nicaragua Network is the founding project) is launching “Friends of the Palestine Red Crescent Society” a project intended to fundraise for medical and humanitarian aid to Palestine from the United States. Please visit the web site at: http://friendsprcs.org/

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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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