TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 26, 2015)

1. International congress addresses Central American epidemic of kidney disease
2. IEEPP releases survey on security perceptions
3. Political briefs: regulations; PLI and MRS; Ortega highlights investment
4. Economic briefs: Arce lays out goals; oil bill down; vice-minister for MIPYMES
5. Indigenous in Bosawas say road will lead to more deforestation
6. Petrocaribe fulfilling all commitments
7. Health and education news

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 19, 2015)

1. Celebration of 120th anniversary of Sandino’s birth
2. Canal studies expected in June; CEJIL attorneys expelled; Maersk orders more giant ships
3. Seismic activity continues
4. Neighborhoods and rural areas suffering water shortages
5. Biomass energy advances
6. Obama names new US ambassador to Nicaragua; Navy hospital ship affected by high waves
7. Modifications to social security law benefit over 30,000 seniors
8. New meat plant inaugurated

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TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 12, 2015)

1. Volcanoes under observation
2. Mining resumes in Bonanza after violent protests by artisanal miners
3. International briefs: Germany, Russia, United States Navy, Wisconsin
4. Zero Hunger and Zero Usury in the news
5. First national sign language song festival held
6. Government highlights crime prevention and rehabilitation efforts
7. Economic briefs: new milk plant, Free Trade Zone jobs, exports up

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TUESDAY, MAY 05, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (May 5, 2015)

1. Rainy season begins in Nicaragua
2. Costa Rica and Nicaragua finish arguments before World Court
3. Russia and US in cooperation with Nicaragua
4. Freedom House report hard on Latin America
5. Nicaraguan workers celebrate May Day
6. Violence affects Nicaraguan women
7. Economic briefs: farmers in South Caribbean, new FTZ jobs, Social Security growth
8. Nicaragua expresses solidarity with Nepal; reinforces preparedness for quakes

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Remembering Ben Linder

By Catherine Cusic
Benjamin Linder, PRESENTE!

Today marks the anniversary of the assassination in 1987 of 27 year old Ben Linder and two Nicaraguans, Sergio Hernández and Pablo Rosales.

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 28, 2015)

1. Canal briefs: Oquist, Talavera, the New York Times and PBS Newshour
2. World Earth Day noted in Nicaragua
3. Compensation of landowners affected by Tumarin almost completed
4. Ortega meets with high level Army officers; talks about Summit
5. Family Code supported and explained
6. Economic briefs: farm lending, housing rebound, home ownership, internet to RAAN
7. Nicaragua most improved in “happiness”
8. M&R: People speak freely to pollsters

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 21, 2015)

1. World Court hears arguments from Costa Rica and Nicaragua
2. New M&R poll released
3. Nicaragua must adapt to higher temperatures
4. Education briefs
5. Fishing production increases; government organizes cooperatives
6. Nicaragua takes out disaster insurance

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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

Help Stop Fast Track and the TPP!

Nicaragua Network joins with the Citizen's Trade Campaign to say:

Tell Congress to Oppose Just-Reintroduced Fast Track Legislation

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Nicaragua Network (April 14, 2015)

1. Central American presidents meet with Obama at Summit of the Americas
2. Wildfire on Mombacho volcano under control
3. Canal briefs: Forum in Panama and visit of German investors
4. Dangerous deep water free diving for lobsters has declined
5. Case of demolished hotel roils media 

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Nicaragua's canal--More than one way of being right

The Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Committee, Wales Nicaragua Cymru, has posted a balanced report on the proposed Nicaraguan interoceanic shipping canal on their web page. The report is based on their recent trip to Nicaragua. 

Nicaragua’s canal – More than one way of being right
February 23, 2015

On our recent visit to Nicaragua we organised a series of meetings to try to gauge opinion and gather information about the Interoceanic Canal. We also brought up the issue with many we met, both formally and informally, to try to get as broad a picture as possible.  The canal has received a lot of attention in the international press. Most of this has been unrelentingly negative.

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