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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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

Report from the Indigenous Rights Delegation!

A delegation from the Nicaragua Network, from March 16 to 25, visited the indigenous territories of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN) of Nicaragua to investigate the situation  of the rights of the indigenous to their own land and resources and to health care and education. Under the current government, Nicaragua has advanced more than any other country in the recognition of the rights of the indigenous to their land. But, delegation members found that all of the positive work of the demarcation and titling under Law 445 is being threatened by the invasion of colonizers from other parts of Nicaragua and they reiterated the petition of the Indigenous Territorial Governments that the central government invest more resources in resolving this problem.

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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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TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (June 10, 2014)

1. Shipping canal project back in the news
2. Price of red beans goes up, alarming consumers
3. Gaviria: Election of Zuluaga would mean conflict with Nicaragua
4. Florida Congresswoman postpones visit to Nicaragua
5. Carter Center criticizes reappointment of Electoral Council magistrates
6. Free Trade Zone production triples
7. Formal sector employment passes 700,000
8. Constitution to be translated into Miskito, Mayangna, and Creole
9. Oldest human remains dated at 6,000 years old

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TUESDAY, JUNE 03, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (June 3, 2014)

1. El Niño predicted to bring drought to much of Central America
2. President Ortega sends report on 2013 to National Assembly
3. Mother’s Day brings women’s issues to the fore
4. US-Nicaragua relations briefs
5. Daniel Ortega welcomes fellow ex-guerilla Sanchez as new president of El Salvador
6. Government announces reforestation goals

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TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 27, 2014)

1. Bishops hold four hour dialogue with Ortega
2. UN FAO issues report on Nicaragua’s Healthy Yard program
3. Climate Change Briefs
4. Solis vows to finish controversial road along San Juan River
5. Crime briefs
6. Government speeds up rebuilding of houses destroyed in April earthquakes
7. UNDP notes Nicaragua’s low crime rate

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 20, 2014)

1. On Sandino’s birthday, Ortega proposes national accord to eradicate poverty
2. IMF team gives Nicaragua good marks
3. Government-business delegation returns from US; Campbell wants “mature relationship”
4. US peanut subsidies threaten jobs and exports in Nicaragua
5. UN Subcommittee recommends improvement in detention centers
6. Government works to ameliorate climate change
7. New affordable housing law goes into effect
8. Nicaragua to be represented in DC at Free the Cuban Five forum

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TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 13, 2014)

1. Vice-President Halleslevens attends inauguration of Solis
2. Protests mar swearing in of North Caribbean Regional council members
3. Nicaragua comes before UN Human Rights Council for periodic review
4. Russia and US express interest in shipping canal
5. International media showing increased interest in kidney disease
6. IMF mission in Nicaragua; bonds and de-dollarization up for discussion
7. Coffee news: renovation goes forward; two farms join Rainforest Alliance
8. Government approves “solidarity beans”

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TUESDAY, MAY 06, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 6, 2014)

1. President Ortega meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
2. Colombian Constitutional Court rules on maritime boundary dispute with Nicaragua
3. Tremblers continue with a 4.7 quake near Momotombo; schools still closed
4. Waspam mayor warns of colonizer violence; calls on government to act
5. Record sugar harvest while workers’ kidneys continue to fail
6. Climate change heat wave and August climate change delegation
7. Crime briefs

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 29, 2014)

1. Red alert extended for municipalities in departments of Leon and Managua
2. Relations with Costa Rica remain tense
3. Canonization of Pope John Paul II brings back memories
4. Nicaraguan ambassador to US discusses bilateral relations
5. FBI looks for Nicaraguan victims of US pedophile
6. Road improvements advance, if slowly
7. Coffee Commission begins work
8. Twenty-seven years ago Ben Linder was killed by the contras at age 27

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