Nicaragua en What does it mean to be a leftist in Latin America? <p> MANAGUA, Nicaragua &mdash; Radical communists mingled pleasantly with progressive social democrats, and members of anti-establishment opposition groups pressed palms with government leaders.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Nicaragua World Leaders Americas Brazil Cuba Venezuela Fri, 20 May 2011 09:59:00 +0000 Tim Rogers 5645899 at Central America: United they stand, or divided they fall? <p> MANAGUA &mdash;&nbsp;Central America has gone from being a passageway, to a warehouse, to a giant 7-Eleven of illegal services.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Mexico Drug War Nicaragua Americas Costa Rica Mexico Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:01:00 +0000 Tim Rogers 5648445 at How Nicaragua made the most of Hugo Chavez's riches <p> MANAGUA &mdash; Unlike other countries in the region, Nicaragua isn&#39;t sweating the news that Chavez has cancer because it&nbsp;avoided the Soviet-style trap of total dependence on a foreign benefactor.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nicaragua World Leaders Americas Politics Venezuela Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:30:13 +0000 Tim Rogers 5669702 at The world without Hugo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pick a side: Can Venezuela's allies survive without Hugo Chavez? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If Hugo goes ... ?</p> <p>It&#39;s the <a href=",1">question of the week</a> in Latin American politics. If Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez &mdash; who has been in power for 12 years &mdash; can&#39;t recover from cancer, what does that mean for Venezuela?</p> <p>And, since Chavez has used his oil riches to throw money at allies in the region, are&nbsp;Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Cuba in trouble as well if Hugo goes?</p> <p>Check out these takes from the Guardian, GlobalPost and The American about what a world without Hugo would mean for Cuba and Nicaragua.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hugo Chavez Nicaragua Venezuela Que pasa Fri, 08 Jul 2011 15:52:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5669836 at Right-wing general poised to win Guatemalan presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With the former first lady out of the picture, ex-general Otto Perez holds a commanding lead. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Former general&nbsp;Otto Perez looks poised to become Guatemala&#39;s next president, but may not win outright in the first round, according to a <a href="">poll released today</a> by local press.</p> <p> It was the first poll conducted since his closest rival, former First Lady&nbsp;Sandra Torres, was officially banned from running.&nbsp;</p> <p> Torres <a href="">divorced her husband</a>, President Alvaro Colom, to try to circumvent a provision that prohibits spouses or relatives of the outgoing leader from running for the presidency. But the Constitutional Court struck down her candidacy.</p> <p> Perez now leads with almost 40 percent of the votes, followed by businessman Manuel Baldizon with 18.5 percent and academic Eduardo Suger with 11.3&nbsp;percent.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Nicaragua Americas Elections Que pasa Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:01:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5673671 at How Nicaragua's president got on the ballot <p> MANAGUA &mdash; In Nicaragua, the constitution bars presidents from reelection. So what&#39;s President Ortega doing on Sunday&#39;s ballot &mdash; and why&#39;s he likely to win?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nicaragua Americas Elections Global Economy Sat, 05 Nov 2011 11:20:25 +0000 John Otis 5680370 at Volcano boarding: the latest in adventure-tourism <p> LEON, Nicaragua &mdash; It&#39;s been done in a mankini, on a bike, and a refrigerator door. You might eat dirt... and break a few bones. Is it worth it? Survey says: Hell yes.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nicaragua Travel/Tourism Americas Offbeat Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:00:00 +0000 John Otis 5681700 at Another Somoza eyes the presidency in Nicaragua <p> MANAGUA, Nicaragua &mdash; Despite his family&rsquo;s bad reputation, Alvaro Somoza believes that recent Nicaraguan governments have performed so poorly that his last name would now be an advantage on the campaign trail.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nicaragua Americas Politics Tue, 03 Jan 2012 11:00:12 +0000 John Otis 5684870 at Nicaragua goes back to gold <p> LA LIBERTAD, Nicaragua &mdash; Explosions in this region are no longer the sounds of civil war, but of prospectors searching for gold.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Mining Nicaragua Americas Business Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:30:00 +0000 John Otis 5685907 at Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega sworn in for a third term <p> Daniel Ortega is set to be sworn in for his third term as Nicaragua&#39;s president today, following his dramatic win in November&#39;s elections. Ortega garnered 64 percent of the vote, and his party, the Sandinista National Liberation Front, won a congressional majority, which allows them to make changes to the constitution.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nicaragua World Leaders Americas Elections Politics Tue, 10 Jan 2012 19:17:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5686795 at Locked up in Nicaragua, American Puracal is hopeful for release <p>GRANADA &mdash; A US family that has spent 23 months through the wringer of Nicaragua&rsquo;s legal system hopes the adventure will end soon, with Jason Puracal&rsquo;s safe return home to Tacoma, Washington. The former Peace Corps volunteer and beachfront realtor in Nicaragua could be acquitted by an appeals court this week. That would save him from 22 years in prison for drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime. But if appellate judges uphold the original ruling, the bevy of charges will keep the American behind bars in Nicaragua.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nicaragua Americas United States Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:00:20 +0000 Tim Rogers 5717673 at In-Depth Series: Nicaragua's crumbling democracy More than 30 years ago, Daniel Ortega led a group of guerrillas to topple Nicaragua's Somoza dynasty. Now, President Ortega has achieved an imposing one-party rule, and some fear he's dragging the country bag to the dark days of dictatorship. With support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, correspondent Tim Rogers led a seven-month investigation into how the Central American country could be repeating its troubled past. Nicaragua Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5728392 at Nicaragua OKs Chinese-made mega canal <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">LIMA &mdash; The Great Canal is predicted to cost $40 billion, but s<span style="font-size: 13px;">upporters of the project claim it will rapidly accelerate economic development in Nicaragua, one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere, although critics complain of a limited chance for the assembly to debate the bill, and a lack of transparency and public consultation.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nicaragua Americas Want to Know Emerging Markets Politics Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:37:31 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5857213 at Mosquito Coast drug shootout in Honduras kills 17 More than 3,000 people have been killed in Honduras in the first half of 2013.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Honduras Nicaragua Americas Want to Know Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:03:15 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5904721 at