Posts Tagged ‘Nicaragua’

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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On: Nicaragua Rattled By Multiple Earthquakes

June 26, 2014

Nicaragua remains on “red alert” following a cluster of pre-Easter earthquakes that killed two people; damaged nearly 5,000 homes, some completely; opened up a 20 km-long crack in the earth; and may have even caused an odd drop in the water level of Lago Xolotlán, also known as Lake Managua. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Pro-Sandinista Mob Attacks Pension Protestors In Nicaragua

September 16, 2013

An auxiliary bishop in Nicaragua’s Catholic Church is among those accusing President Daniel Ortega and his Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN)-led government of “state terrorism” following a chaotic series of protests regarding the issue of senior pension benefits. Read the rest of this entry ?

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World Court Rules On Nicaragua/Colombia Sea-Border Row

May 10, 2013

A long-anticipated International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling that was supposed to settle a decades-old maritime boundary dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia has instead riled relations further still for the two countries. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Nicaragua Again Dreaming Of A “Grand Canal”

May 8, 2013

With no viable opposition to convince him otherwise, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is pushing full steam ahead with plans to build an ocean-to-ocean canal that would be longer, deeper and significantly more expensive than its busy Panamanian counterpart. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Obama Administration Threatens Nicaragua’s Ortega With Soft “Sanctions”

May 8, 2013

The administration of US President Barrack Obama has sent Nicaragua a volley of economic warning shots in recent months, withholding several million dollars of aid money and threatening even bigger “sanctions” should the government of President Daniel Ortega fail to improve its tarnished democratic credentials. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Nicaragua’s Tomás Borge, Famed FSLN-Cofounder, Dead At 81

January 24, 2013
FSLN Cofounder Tomas Borge (Wikipedia)

FSLN Cofounder Tomas Borge (Wikipedia)

Nicaragua bid farewell this month to one of Latin America’s consummate 20th century revolutionaries: Tomás Borge Martinez. Poet, statesman and the last surviving founder of the left-wing Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN), a guerilla movement that overthrew Nicaragua’s Somoza family dictatorship in 1979, Borge was laid to rest May 2 in Managua’s Plaza de la Revolución. Read the rest of this entry ?

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With Congressional ‘Super Majority,’ Nicaragua’s Ortega Set To Govern At Will

April 6, 2012

Daniel Ortega consolidates power in Nicaragua (Renata Avila/Flickr)

Lingering allegations off election tampering have poked new holes into President Daniel Ortega’s already threadbare democratic credentials. They are not, however, likely to stop him next month from donning Nicaragua’s presidential sash for the third time. Indeed, for all of the legitimacy questions, Ortega appears to be more in control than ever. Read the rest of this entry ?