Nicaragua http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/44794/all en Nicaraguay accused of blocking aid to NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/nicaraguay-accused-blocking-aid-ngo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A non-governmental studies center headed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's estranged stepdaughter accused his Sandinista government Monday of blocking Norwegian aid to the group.</p> <p>The International Studies Center, or CEI by its Spanish acronym, took out newspaper ads accusing Deputy Foreign Minister Valdrack Jaentschke of intervening to prevent the group from signing a cooperation agreement with Norway.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/nicaraguay-accused-blocking-aid-ngo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nicaragua Nicaraguan Revolution Politics AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:46:42 +0000 5805855 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaragua accused of blocking aid to NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/nicaragua-accused-blocking-aid-ngo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A non-governmental studies center headed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's estranged stepdaughter accused his Sandinista government Monday of blocking Norwegian aid to the group.</p> <p>The International Studies Center, or CEI by its Spanish acronym, took out newspaper ads accusing Deputy Foreign Minister Valdrack Jaentschke of intervening to prevent the group from signing a cooperation agreement with Norway.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/nicaragua-accused-blocking-aid-ngo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Nicaragua Nicaraguan Revolution AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:31:14 +0000 5805872 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaragua nabs American on FBI's most wanted list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/nicaragua-nabs-american-fbis-most-wanted-list-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Police in Nicaragua on Monday announced the arrest of Eric Justin Toth, an American on the FBI's most wanted list, who is sought on child pornography charges.</p> <p>Toth, a former schoolteacher and camp counselor was taken into custody in the northern city of Esteli on Saturday, police said. He had been living under an assumed identity the city 148 kilometers (92 miles) north of Managua since October, said national police chief Aminta Granera.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/nicaragua-nabs-american-fbis-most-wanted-list-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Aminta Granera Law Nicaragua Technology AFP Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:02:19 +0000 5822784 at http://www.globalpost.com Central American businessmen to propose gas pipeline for region during Obama's visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/central-american-businessmen-propose-gas-pipeline-region-dur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MANAGUA, Nicaragua - A proposal by Central American businessmen to build a natural gas pipeline from Mexico to Panama will be presented during a weekend meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Central American presidents.</p> <p>Nicaraguan businessman Jose Aguerri says the project would lower energy costs in the region and make its economies more competitive.</p> <p>Aguerri said Tuesday that the idea was first proposed by Nicaraguan businessmen and has since gained support across Central America's private sector.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/central-american-businessmen-propose-gas-pipeline-region-dur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Fauna of Nicaragua Nicaragua The Canadian Press Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:00:28 +0000 5828955 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaragua deports AFP photojournalist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/nicaragua-deports-afp-photojournalist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nicaragua has deported a Chilean Agence France-Presse photojournalist after detaining him without charges for four days, an official said Saturday.</p> <p>Hector Retamal was "deported on a TACA flight to Costa Rica," Chilean consul Diego Rivera said. "The charge against him is violating migration law."</p> <p>Retamal, 37, was arrested Tuesday night near the presidential residence in Managua, police said. He was headed there to cover the meeting of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/nicaragua-deports-afp-photojournalist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nicaragua Politics AFP Sun, 12 May 2013 00:00:17 +0000 5835925 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaragua orders AFP photojournalist to leave the country http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130512/nicaragua-orders-afp-photojournalist-leave-the-country <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Managua, May 12 (EFE).- An Agence France-Presse photojournalist was expelled from Nicaragua, Chilean Consul Diego Rivera said.</p> <p>Hector Retamal, a Chilean national, was put on a plane Saturday to Costa Rica, where the French news agency has its Central American headquarters, Rivera said.</p> <p>Retamal was detained last Tuesday for "violating the Migration Law," Nicaraguan officials said.</p> <p>The Nicaraguan government never filed charges against the photojournalist, AFP's director for Central America, Marcelo Brusa, told Efe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130512/nicaragua-orders-afp-photojournalist-leave-the-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nicaragua Nicaraguan Revolution Politics Agencia EFE Sun, 12 May 2013 15:16:58 +0000 5836231 at http://www.globalpost.com Venzeula's leader in Nicaragua for bilateral talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130602/venzeulas-leader-nicaragua-bilateral-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Venezeula president Nicolas Maduro arrived Saturday night in Nicaragua to meet with his counterpart Daniel Ortega for talks to increase cooperation between the two Latin American countries.</p> <p>"We came to strengthen our bilateral ties, to ratify energy ties, (and) to expand our cooperation in the commercial, financial, social, and production sectors," Maduro said as he arrived in the Nicaraguan capital.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130602/venzeulas-leader-nicaragua-bilateral-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Nicaragua Politics AFP Sun, 02 Jun 2013 07:30:24 +0000 5850223 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaragua canal project fast-tracked with Chinese investment in a centuries-old dream http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130608/nicaragua-canal-project-fast-tracked-chinese-investment-cent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MANAGUA, Nicaragua - For centuries, tycoons and adventurers alike have dreamed of building a canal through Nicaragua between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and riding a boom in international trade to new riches. Up until now, however, all comers were forced to admit defeat when faced with the sheer challenge of building a man-made river through dense, hilly jungle.</p> <p>Now, the old dream is attracting a new hopeful, and this time from the other side of the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130608/nicaragua-canal-project-fast-tracked-chinese-investment-cent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Nicaragua Nicaraguan Revolution Politics Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:24:01 +0000 5852756 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaragua close to cutting canal deal with China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130609/nicaragua-close-cutting-canal-deal-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Managua, Jun 9 (EFE).- Nicaragua is moving closer to granting a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build and operate a canal linking the Atlantic to the Pacific.</p> <p>Construction of the waterway would take 10 years and cost $40 billion.</p> <p>Bills opening the way for the project were submitted last Friday to a legislative committee, which began looking at the proposal's viability before debate in the full Congress.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130609/nicaragua-close-cutting-canal-deal-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Nicaragua Nicaraguan Revolution Technology Agencia EFE Sun, 09 Jun 2013 16:33:09 +0000 5853664 at http://www.globalpost.com Panama won't fret for now about Nicaragua canal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/panama-wont-fret-now-about-nicaragua-canal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Panama Canal administrators on Monday downplayed the competitive threat posed by Nicaragua's plan for a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific.</p> <p>President Daniel Ortega said last week a concession to build an inter-oceanic canal across his Central American nation was awarded to an unnamed Chinese consortium based in Hong Kong.</p> <p>"The Panama Canal currently has the capacity, there is no doubt about it and (a new canal in Nicaragua) would represent competition that we would have to manage when the moment comes," deputy administrator Manuel Benitez told reporters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130610/panama-wont-fret-now-about-nicaragua-canal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Nicaragua Technology Transport in Nicaragua AFP Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:31:18 +0000 5854765 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaraguan legislators push ahead on giving Chinese company concession to build, operate canal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/nicaraguan-legislators-push-ahead-giving-chinese-company-con <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Nicaragua is plowing ahead with a plan to dig a Chinese-funded rival to the Panama Canal across the midriff of the country, fast-tracking a proposal through the ruling party-controlled congress despite a lack of details about the $40 billion project.</p> <p>A China-based consortium says it will finance the project and turn over control of the infrastructure to Nicaragua in exchange for a majority of the earnings, which it would share with the Nicaraguan government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/nicaraguan-legislators-push-ahead-giving-chinese-company-con" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Business Nicaragua Nicaraguan Revolution Politics Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:46:53 +0000 5854993 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaragua grants bid to build Panama Canal rival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130614/nicaragua-grants-bid-build-panama-canal-rival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nicaraguan lawmakers on Thursday approved a controversial deal that would allow a Hong Kong company to build a $40 billion oceanic waterway to rival the Panama Canal, and then manage it for the next 50 years.</p> <p>The law granting the concession to HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co., known as HKND Group and owned by Beijing-based entrepreneur Wang Jing, aim to fulfill a long-held national dream for a waterway linking this nation's Caribbean coast to the Pacific.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130614/nicaragua-grants-bid-build-panama-canal-rival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Nicaragua Nicaraguan Revolution Technology AFP Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:19:59 +0000 5857367 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaraguan lawmakers OK canal concession amid protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130615/nicaraguan-lawmakers-ok-canal-concession-amid-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Managua, Jun 14 (EFE).- Nicaraguan lawmakers passed two bills that give a Chinese company an up to 100-year concession to build and operate an inter-oceanic canal, despite protests by opponents who called President Daniel Ortega a "traitor."</p> <p>In a marathon session Thursday, Nicaragua's Sandinista-controlled unicameral legislature approved the awarding of a 50-year concession - renewable for another 50 years - to Hong Kong-based HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Limited (HKND Group).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130615/nicaraguan-lawmakers-ok-canal-concession-amid-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Nicaragua Nicaraguan Revolution Technology Agencia EFE Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:51:35 +0000 5857531 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaragua air force chiefs killed in helicopter crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/nicaragua-air-force-chiefs-killed-helicopter-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senior members of Nicaragua's air force were killed on Thursday when a helicopter they were flying in crashed near Lake Managua, officials said.</p> <p>Ten people died in the crash, including Air Force Chief of Staff Colonel Manuel Lopez, the head of Air Force counterintelligence, Colonel Chester Vargas, and air defense chief Lieutenant Colonel Aldo Herrera, the Nicaraguan Army said in a statement.</p> <p>The MI-17 helicopter went down after visiting the El Papalonal firing range in La Paz Centro, 52 kilometers (32 miles) northwest of Managua, the statement said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/nicaragua-air-force-chiefs-killed-helicopter-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Nicaragua Nicaraguan Revolution Politics War AFP Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:01:18 +0000 5862845 at http://www.globalpost.com Mob attacks protesting pensioners in Nicaragua http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/mob-attacks-protesting-pensioners-nicaragua <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A mob suspected to be made up of supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega attacked a protest by senior citizens over pension payouts, drawing outrage from political, business and religious groups.</p> <p>About 300 people wearing printed government t-shirts and their faces masked by scarves "suddenly appeared, running and shouting they would kill us," said Luciana Chamorro, who was at the scene of the violence in Managua Saturday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/mob-attacks-protesting-pensioners-nicaragua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Nicaragua Religion Technology Violeta Chamorro War AFP Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:33:00 +0000 5864851 at http://www.globalpost.com