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Nicaragua drops $80 million on Russian tanks
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Nicaragua drops $80 million on Russian tanks

The Tico Times - April 29, 2016

News Monday that Russia had shipped the first 20 of 50 battle tanks to Nicaragua rattled Costa Rican officials and left others scratching their heads. The $80…

Lawmakers dismiss attempt to block Nicaragua Canal
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Business
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Lawmakers dismiss attempt to block Nicaragua Canal

AFP - April 12, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua's Congress has scuppered a bill backed by thousands of people hoping to block a cross-country canal project, saying the legislature does not have the authority to…

IMF says job done in Nicaragua, closes office
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Business
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IMF says job done in Nicaragua, closes office

AFP - March 30, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it will close its office in Nicaragua in August because its job was done helping the country reduce debt…

PHOTOS: A close-up look at Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: A close-up look at Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano

Álvaro Sánchez - March 17, 2016

LEÓN, Nicaragua – Nicaragua’s iconic stratovolcano Momotombo seems to have taken a break from the hundreds of explosions it unleashed in recent weeks after remaining quiet for…

Nicaragua paroles 8,000 convicts to clear prisons
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Crime
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Nicaragua paroles 8,000 convicts to clear prisons

AFP - February 23, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua has released more than 8,000 convicts to parole and sent 94 foreigners to finish sentences in their home countries since 2014, easing overcrowding in prisons, the government…

PHOTOS: Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano still putting on a show
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano still putting on a show

The Tico Times and AFP - February 22, 2016

By all appearances, Nicaragua's formerly sleeping giant Momotombo ain't going back to bed just yet. The picturesque stratovolcano, located near the city of León, continued erupting Sunday morning…

Fernando Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest sanctioned by Vatican, dies at age 82
En paz descanse
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En paz descanse
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Fernando Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest sanctioned by Vatican, dies at age 82

AFP - February 20, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Fernando Cardenal, a Jesuit priest who was among six Nicaraguan clergy sanctioned by the Vatican in 1984 for their leftist politics, died on Saturday at…

UPDATE: Suspect in slaying of US-Costa Rican family captured in Nicaragua
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: Suspect in slaying of US-Costa Rican family captured in Nicaragua

The Tico Times - February 19, 2016

Update: Saturday, Feb. 20, 1:30 p.m.  Nicaraguan police presented a handcuffed Michael Adrián Salmerón Silva -- the principal suspect in the killing of five members of a family in…

Nicaraguan indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans sue government over pressure for inter-oceanic canal
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Business
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Nicaraguan indigenous, Afro-Caribbeans sue government over pressure for inter-oceanic canal

The Tico Times - February 12, 2016

Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean leaders in Nicaragua filed a lawsuit against government officials last week after they were allegedly coerced into signing a document giving consent for a…

Football makes strides in baseball-mad Nicaragua
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Latin America
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Football makes strides in baseball-mad Nicaragua

Julia Ríos | AFP - January 27, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Despite having no famous players, no high-profile league and inadequate stadiums, football in Nicaragua is starting to awaken, grabbing more and more attention in a…