TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015

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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TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015

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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THURSDAY, APRIL 09, 2015

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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TUESDAY, APRIL 07, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 7, 2015)

1. Drownings up as more Nicaraguans visit beaches this Holy Week
2. New Family Code goes into effect
3. Relations with Costa Rica continue tense with World Court final hearing approaching
4. Nicaragua grows while hemispheric economic growth falters
5. Central Bank reports: Social Security and foreign debt
6. April is vaccination month; 1.7 million children to be vaccinated
7. Forest Institute announces deadline for tree farm and nursery funding proposals

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TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 31, 2015)

1. Law to lower electricity rates passed
2. Russian Foreign Minister visits Latin America including Nicaragua
3. US: “Very few property claims left”
4. Nicaraguans celebrate Palm Sunday and begin Holy Week
5. US Latin America budget increases 34.7% including “democracy promotion”
6. South Korea develops highway master plan for Nicaragua

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 24, 2015)

1. ALBA summit makes plans for April meeting in Panama
2. Two international gatherings discuss canal
3. Canal briefs: Wang Jing, Telemaco Talavera, opinion poll, and Montiel sentenced
4. Nicaraguan NGOs meet with right-wing US congresswoman
5. Marches held on both sides of abortion question
6. Tourists seek out Nicaragua’s volcanoes
7. Ecuador looks to Nicaragua for policing model

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015

April 18th National Day of Action Against Fast Track

The Nicaragua Network urges you to join this Day of Action to oppose Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership! For more information visit the Citizens Trade Campaign web site and/or write April18@citizentrade.org..

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 17, 2015)

1. IMF mission recommends improving productivity and investing in education
2. Maduro makes lightening visit to Managua
3. Massive planting of windbreakers announced
4. Citizens participate in earthquake-tsunami drill
5. Over 2,000 jobs lost with expiration of TPL
6. Social briefs: water and sewers, primary school computers
7. ALBA treaty on medicines forwarded to National Assembly for approval
8. Copies of Zapatera sculptures will be placed at sites of originals

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015

Nicaraguan Folk Dance Tour

August 30-November 2, 2015

The Nicaragua Network has received this important announcement from Compas de Nicaragua. If you are interested in hosting the Daughters of Corn Dance Tour, contact msboudreau@compas1.org.

Compas de Nicaragua is already booking performances for our 5th Daughters of Corn Dance Tour.  The seven member dance troupe will be visiting the U.S. from August 30th through November 2nd, 2015.

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