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I'm from Nicaragua and I'm studying at the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West in Montezuma, N.M. ... I ask that my fellow residents of New Mexico learn as much as they can about what is happening in Nicaragua and find ways to show their concern for others both here and in ...
"It has been enough. We want peace but with justice for the murders," Ramirez added. On Friday, National Assembly president Gustavo Porras announced the creation of a truth commission to look into the deaths and what happened in the protests and clashes, which were seen by Nicaraguan analysts and ...

Over the past week, Nicaragua has erupted in protests. While this current crisis started over pension reform, its development has revealed far greater rifts. It appears Nicaraguans have finally had enough of the Ortega regime. They are demanding that the corruption and oppression end. For many, it may ...
(New York) – The Nicaraguan government appears to have engaged in serious abuses against protesters and arbitrarily shut down media outlets covering the recent protests, Human Rights Watch said today. Organization of American States (OAS) member countries should urge President Daniel Ortega's ...
Late Friday, Vice-President Rosario Murillo announced the government will reinstall tables for dialogue with business sectors and social organizations to ensure the sustainability of Nicaragua's Social Security Institute (INNS) and attributed the violence to people "who celebrate the rupture of peace.".
A Nicaraguan police officer aims his weapon at protesting students during a third day of violent clashes in Managua, Nicaragua, Friday, April 20, 2018. The clashes, pitting protesters opposed to social security reforms against riot police and pro-government groups, have rocked the capital, and a half-dozen ...

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government says it is willing to negotiate over controversial social security reforms that have prompted protests and deadly clashes this week. Vice President, first lady and government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo says nine people have been killed in the unrest.
Nicaraguans have been protesting for three straight days against government changes to social security, signed into law earlier this week, that increase worker contributions and lower pensions. Student protesters killed, dozens wounded in clashes with Nicaraguan government. more.
Authorities in Nicaragua must immediately stop repressing demonstrators and protect their right to protest, said Amnesty International after at least 10 people were ... President Ortega cannot continue governing with a lack of dialogue, consultation and respect for the human rights of the Nicaraguan people.
Anti-government protesters pull down a statue that is emblematic of the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, at the Jean Paul Jennie round-about in Managua, Nicaragua. | Photo Credit: AP. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said on Saturday that his government is willing to enter into ...
Candidates for the upcoming presidential elections in Colombia participated in the first national debate on Thursday and agreed on the need to defend the country's disputed maritime border with Nicaragua, while ties with the Donald Trump-led United States were a bone of contention. Six candidates ...
NEW DELHI: Indian Ambassador to Panama has been given the addition charge of envoy to Nicaragua. Mr Thapar, a 1983-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, would take up this assignment soon. Presently Ambassador of lndia to Panama, Mr Thapar has been concurrently accredited as the next ...
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Police in Nicaragua say a police officer, protester and pro-government activist have been killed in clashes over a planned social security reform. The National Police said the officer was killed Thursday by a shotgun blast and the protester died as a result of "a dispute between ...
Several Dalit groups claimed that the Supreme Court guidelines allegedly diluted the stringency of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. This led to protests in Chennai. It may be recalled that parties in Tamil Nadu have been staging protests and agitations against the recent verdict of the apex court.
The UN Human Rights Office condemned the violence against protesters, whom the vice president compared earlier to "vampires" who "feed off blood and they think that with this, they'll achieve advances in their political agenda." Nicaragua "needs to comply with their international obligations to guarantee ...
HAVANA TIMES – The government of Commander Daniel Ortega responded to the protests over reforms to the Nicaraguan Institute of Social Security (INSS) with repression and aggressions against university students and journalists from national and international media. The government also ordered the ...
“The Nicaraguan authorities must guarantee that people are able to freely express themselves without fear of repression. The State must put an immediate end to all acts of aggression against the public and the press and launch a timely, impartial and independent investigation to bring to justice all of those ...

Members of the UTEP Global Medical Brigades, a non-profit, student-led organization that travels internationally to provide healthcare for people who would otherwise have little to no healthcare access, traveled to Nicaragua for spring break with students from St. Louis University. “(We) chose Nicaragua ...
Michael Smith, associate professor in the Department of History at Ithaca College, has been interested in learning about the people of Sabana Grande, Nicaragua, since he spent his sabbatical there with his family five years ago. This semester, he has returned from a semesterlong research project in ...
Marielo Lovo, wife of Joaquin, shares the concern farmers in Nicaragua have regarding their government's lack of investment or subsidy in the coffee sector with some of our wholesale ... They delivered the dire news that this year's harvest is 50 percent or less for the majority of Nicaraguan coffee farmers.
Russia, India, Nicaragua to get their first Mormon temples; Utah to get its 19th. Russia, India, Nicaragua to get their first Mormon temples; Utah to get its. (Jeremy Harmon | The Salt Lake Tribune) President Russell M. Nelson announces seven new temples, including ones in Russia, India and Layton, during ...
The Nicaraguan people were my favorite part. Not a place or activity – the people. They are deeply rooted in their community, family, and faith that despite having next to nothing, they have everything they need to be content. They were so welcoming and gracious, that I felt at home anyplace I went.
“Of course, the choice had already been made,” says Magda Enriquez matter of factly. Six years later she is a member of Nicaragua's Council of State where she represents the Nicaraguan Women's Association AMNLAE, is happily divorced, and deeply proud of the new life patterns evolving in the country ...
In a series of sepia-toned postcards with the words “Saludes from Bluefields, Nicaragua” or “Recuerdos de Nicaragua,” you can see how colonizers from the Moravian ... Her research into the Bluefields stems from her father's Afro-Nicaraguan heritage – a side of herself she's only recently reconnected with.
On February 2 of this year, the ICJ ordered Nicaragua to pay up for the environmental damage and other costs incurred by Costa Rica, the amount a lot less than the US$6.7 million Costa Rica had demanded. The Nicaraguan Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada, told his Costa Rican counterpart Manuel ...
After five years of diplomatic conflict, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague ruled on December 16, 2015, that Nicaragua should pay Costa Rica for the environmental damages. The Nicaraguan Foreign Minister, Denis Moncada, told his Costa Rican counterpart Manuel Gonzalez that the ...
Murillo expressed her hope that the map would “serve to work together as a Nicaraguan family to prevent violence against women, children, and teenagers.” She also said the administration is considering incorporating the document into schools' curricula to promote respect and prevent violence. According ...
When I wed Emilio, I got his entire country — Nicaragua. We go there frequently, so I've managed to see most of his homeland's greatest hits: the Spanish-colonial city of Granada, a handful of dormant volcanoes, and the Pacific beaches loved by surfers. But I'd been married to my Nicaraguan husband for ...
Authorities in Nicaragua have arrested the ex-boyfriend of nursing student Haley Anderson, who was found dead at her home in upstate New York. Orlando Tercero, 22, left the country on an international flight and was arrested in connection with the murder of the 22-year-old, police say. Nicaraguan police confirmed Mr ...
Sometimes you just have to pick up and go. That's what this film is about; going somewhere you've never gone before. Or maybe just going back to your roots. Maybe it's getting off the grid, going rogue, and letting them all guess for a while. Sometimes that's the only thing that feels like home. Meet Keli ...
At first, living in Nicaragua was a bit of a challenge, but after a year, Judith cannot imagine living anywhere else. Her typical day starts with a cup of great Nicaraguan coffee. Then she enjoys an early morning walk around town and does errands—paying bills, buying fresh produce at the local mercado ...
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Nicaragua will run its first test of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) on March 21, local daily El Nuevo Diario reported citing ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always concentrating on how to make or save money in Latin ...
The president said Taiwan and Nicaragua have achieved great progress through cooperation and exchanges on many fronts, including areas such as the ... In particular, since Aviles became head of the Nicaraguan military, he has been promoting increased military exchanges with Taiwan, Tsai said.
Brief: Nicaragua secures rural power funds. November 27, 2017. In Brief: Nicaraguan lawmakers greenlight loans. December 7, 2017. Caribbean, Central America power roundup. February 6, 2018. Central America power roundup. February 22, 2018. Central America grid opens arms to new participant.
Early 20th century interventions included Nicaragua, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, all in the 1910s. AMY GOODMAN: In 1953, the U.S. helped overthrow the Iranian government. A year later, in 1954, U.S.-backed coup in Guatemala, overthrowing the democratically elected leader of Guatemala, Jacobo ...
Person of Interest in Binghamton Nursing Student Slay Fled to Nicaragua Before Body Was Discovered, Cops Say. Haley Anderson was found dead Friday afternoon after authorities conducted a welfare check at a home near the college. Published at 2:22 PM EDT on Mar 12, 2018 ...
Students who have made the trip with Team Hungry over the years remain devoted to the Nicaraguan children they've met and served, according to Flavin. Flavin said after he reached out to those who have made the trip to Nicaragua in the past, Team Hungry likely will send another team to the school in ...
With help from a non-profit organization, TAMIU has set up an initiative for students to serve abroad. The Global Medical Brigade Chapter at TAMIU will be taking their trip to Nicaragua to lend a helping hand. Every year students take on the venture to serve low-income communities from all across the globe.
Organizers of this event want to share one of their favourite spots with other foodies! La Bella Managua offers an amazing range of food with huge portions. So come hungry and sample delicious grilled meats, ceviche, and fried sweet or green plantains. La Bella Managua, 872 Bloor St W. There is no fee to ...
So I'm back from Nicaragua after a five-day trip last week in support of the “Masaya Para Cristo” event, a yearly crusade in which 10,000-15,000 people gather in the city of Masaya. We were part of an 88-person team that went through parts of the city in preparation for the big event. Locals and local ...
Nicaragua's capital Managua is to benefit from a project to widen and upgrade the Pista Juan Pablo II road. Funding is being provide from a number of sources. The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing US$136 million while the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) is providing ...
Melissa Born (from left), Wendy Frazier, Rosella Dalton and Christi Yackel put together layette bags that all be sent to Nicaragua Thursday morning. The bags, filled with a variety of items for baby and mom, will go to a house that mothers stay at after giving birth and be presented to them to help reduce ...
HAVANA TIMES – The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA) held an official presentation on January 30th of their Environmental Map of Nicaragua. During the activity, Maria Jose Corea, the MARENA minister, spoke of the government's “concerns” for the environment, stating that ...
Climate Home News is one of the world's most trusted independent sources of climate politics news. Sign up for our newsletter. Nicaragua's Paul Oquist was rubber-stamped for a top international climate finance role this week, despite a token protest. The central American country was the only one to refuse ...
“May God bless you. I present you my credentials and the resignation of my predecessor.” “Thank you very much.” “What a dream.” The new ambassador from Nicaragua, Esther Margarita Carballo, presented Pope Francis with her credentials and introduced her family during their first encounter. Among the ...
Caballero also noted Ortega and Murillo — whose government is becoming increasingly authoritarian — describe Nicaragua as a “Christian, socialist and solidarity” country. The Roman Catholic Church and evangelicals also have significant influence over Nicaraguan politicians. “We are a secular country ...
Francis Rooney, R-Naples, was one of 25 members of Congress who signed onto Ros-Lehtinen's bill that that would limit U.S. loans to the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega until the longtime president carries out democratic reforms in the Central American country. The list of co-sponsors ...
This 5,382-square-foot villa is in the new Residences at Mukul, a $250 million, 1,670-acre low-density private beach community on a four-mile sweep of the southern Pacific “Emerald Coast” of Nicaragua. Villa 4 is in the Antal neighborhood of the resort, one of seven standalone luxury villas that overlook ...
The Nicaragua tourism board (INTUR) will use the bright lights of New York City to roll out its new promotional campaign. 'Nicaragua Te Quiero As Sos' or 'I like you just as you are' is geared towards highlighting Nicaraguan culture in all facets – its land, its architecture and most importantly, its people.


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