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.

Nicaragua detains US 'most wanted' suspect

2013-04-23 08:08

Police in Nicaragua have detained one of the FBI's ten most-wanted fugitives, child-porn suspect Eric Justin Toth.

550 couples wed en mass in Nicaragua

2013-02-15 11:01

Five hundred and fifty couples have taken vows in a Valentine's Day mass wedding in Nicaragua.


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.

Nicaragua, Venezuela OK Snowden asylum

2013-07-06 07:30

The Nicaragua and Venezuela presidents say they are willing to grant asylum to Snowden.

Death of Chavez leaves leftist void

2013-03-06 10:02

The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has left a large void in the leftist leadership of Latin America and has raised questions about whether the oil largesse he spread would continue.

Ortega starts 3rd term in Nicaragua

2012-01-11 11:39

Nicaraguan ex-rebel Daniel Ortega, joined allies from Iran and Venezuela, has started his third term as president with a legislative super-majority that has provoked fears of authoritarianism.

Cuba readmitted after 47 years

2009-06-04 08:22

The Organisation of American States has voted by acclamation to revoke the 1962 measure suspending communist Cuba.

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