Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01

Brazil's new interim government has dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

Nicaragua volcano belches ash

2015-12-01 20:13

A large volcano in western Nicaragua, Momotombo, is belching ash and gas up to a kilometer in the sky, sparking fears that the giant could be waking.

Nicaragua pleads with US to call off execution

2015-08-25 17:43

Nicaraguan officials and activists have called on the US to cancel the execution in Texas later this week of Bernard Tercero, the only Nicaraguan national on death row in the US.

Nicaragua's Telica volcano spews fiery rock

2015-05-11 19:35

Nicaragua's Telica volcano, the country's most active, is spewing fiery rocks and gases dusting nearby towns with ash.

Record rains kill 5-year-old girl in Nicaragua

2014-10-10 08:08

Record rains have unleashed landslides and caused flooding that swamped hundreds of homes and swept a 5-year-old girl to death, Nicaraguan officials say.

5 miners still missing, but 20 rescued

2014-08-30 10:03

Rescuers in Nicaragua have brought 20 miners to the surface who had been trapped underground after a cave-in at a mine, but five more are still missing.

1 miner dead, 25 trapped in Nicaragua cave-in

2014-08-29 14:49

A cave-in at a mine in Nicaragua has left at least one person dead and around 25 trapped, a report says.

Nicaragua's exporters take on creepy crawlies

2014-06-05 12:14

Exporters of reptiles and amphibians in Nicaragua are venturing into a promising new side business, raising exotic spiders.

Nicaragua shootout raises spectre of guerrillas

2013-12-06 10:47

A shootout between police and an armed group that left 10 people dead in Nicaragua has fuelled suspicions that guerrillas are forming to challenge President Daniel Ortega's government.

Nicaragua gears up to aid threatened tapirs

2013-10-05 22:10

Nicaragua has pulled out the stops to try to aid threatened tapirs, an endangered mammal sometimes mistaken for anteaters or tiny hippos.


Goats play mom to abandoned tapir

2016-04-23 13:01

A baby tapir abandoned by its mother can thank female goats in Nicaragua's National Zoo for its survival, sucking at their teats for milk, the director says.

Ex-Nicaraguan minister missing, 3 dead in helicopter crash

2015-11-18 08:59

A top former political figure is missing and three others dead following a helicopter crash in southern Nicaragua, a National Police official says. Among the dead are 2 Americans

Nicaragua denies entry to French cartoonist

2015-05-21 12:29

Nicaraguan officials have denied entry to a French cartoonist who had been scheduled to speak on a panel paying homage to the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Construction to begin on controversial canal

2014-12-22 17:15

The construction of Nicaragua's controversial canal linking the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean is due to begin.

'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

2014-09-08 05:43

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a meteorite, officials say.

13 Nicaraguan miners trapped in mine

2014-08-30 07:30

Rescue crews in Nicaragua are battling to reach at least 13 gold miners trapped after collapsing earth blocked a shaft.

Nicaragua turtles lay eggs under army guard

2014-08-19 14:21

Some 2 500 endangered sea turtles have made their annual descent on Nicaragua's Pacific coast to nest, protected by soldiers deployed to stop locals from stealing their eggs.

Work to start on building Nicaragua canal

2014-01-12 10:54

Plans to start building a $40bn canal across Nicaragua are on track, say the South American country's president and a Chinese tycoon.

Nicaragua's dengue death toll rises

2013-11-03 09:04

A dengue epidemic sweeping Nicaragua has claimed the life of a 13-year-old boy, raising the disease's death toll there to 16 people.

US owes no apologies over hacking: Consul

2013-07-19 09:01

Washington does not owe anyone an apology over espionage allegations made by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the outgoing US consul in Hong Kong has reportedly said.

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