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Southern Nicaragua communities protest Ortega’s canal plans

Small-scale farmers from communities in Nicaragua's southern Caribbean zone protested Tuesday against planed land expropriations orchestrated by the government of Daniel Ortega and the Chinese company HKND in order to build a massive interoceanic canal.

The exposure of Eugene Hasenfus

On Sunday, Oct. 5, 1986, a young Sandinista soldier named José Fernando Canales Alemán sighted a Fairchild C-123K cargo plane in Nicaraguan airspace near the Costa Rican border. He fired a Russian-made shoulder mounted SAM-7 surface-to-air missile and brought down the plane. One man survived. His name was Eugene Hasenfus, and his subsequent capture by Sandinista forces led to the unraveling of a complex web now called “The Iran-Contra Affair.”

Nicaragua’s Isabel Urcuyo de Somoza dies in exile at 90, Nicaragua Dispatch reports

A post today on the Nicaragua Dispatch reports that Nicaragua's former First Lady Isabel Urcuyo de Somoza died Saturday at a retirement home in Houston, Texas, in the United States. She was 90.

35 years after Somoza’s overthrow, not much for Nicaragua to celebrate

Last Saturday, July 19, marked the 35th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, which ousted Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza and his family after a bloody and belligerent 43 years in power. But unlike the euphoria that enveloped the world back then, it doesn't seem right to celebrate anymore.

Nicaragua marks Sandinista anniversary with regional leaders

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution late Saturday with a giant rally accompanied by regional leftist leaders.

Remembering La Penca, 30 years later

To honor the victims on the 30th anniversary of the bombing, and to renew calls for an end to impunity in the case, The Tico Times has compiled a series of stories as told by victims, journalists, investigators and others affected in the aftermath.

Nicaragua opposition journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorrro released from hospital following fatal weekend traffic accident

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Esteemed Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, son of former President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro (1990-1997), was injured in a traffic accident over the weekend that killed one person and critically injured another, Chamorro's online news magazine Confidencial reported on Monday.

Nicaragua scraps presidential term limits

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua's Congress on Tuesday ratified a controversial constitutional amendment scrapping presidential term limits and paving the way for President Daniel Ortega to seek re-election in 2016.

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