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News Nicaragua: Massacre in Nicaragua: Four indigenous community members killed for their land

Published on: Friday 14 February 2020
Massacre in Nicaragua: Four indigenous community members killed for their land
News source: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/02/massacre-in-nicaragua-four-indigenous-community-members-killed-for-their-land/

Police have reportedly captured the leader of the group. Alal is located in Bosawás Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO site in northern Nicaragua that hosts the largest remaining tract of rainforest in ...

News Nicaragua: Nicaragua creates new fuel firms after December US sanctions

Published on: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Nicaragua creates new fuel firms after December US sanctions
News source: http://www.startribune.com/nicaragua-creates-new-fuel-firms-after-december-us-sanctions/567782692/

Nicaragua's Parliament approved the creation Tuesday of four state companies that will handle the importation, storage, distribution and sales of oil and gas, two months after the country's main energy company was sanctioned by Washington for allegedly laundering money for family members of President Daniel Ortega and then sold to the government days later.

News Nicaragua: Nicaragua returns ink, paper seized from publication critical of government

Published on: Friday 07 February 2020
Nicaragua returns ink, paper seized from publication critical of government
News source: https://nypost.com/2020/02/08/nicaragua-returns-ink-paper-seized-from-publication-critical-of-government/

Ortega's family runs a huge media empire in the country, and has cracked down on independent media outlets. Following the 2018 unrest, Nicaraguan authorities also raided and shut down two television stations.

News Nicaragua: Nicaragua lifts newsprint ban on embattled La Prensa newspaper

Published on: Saturday 08 February 2020
Nicaragua lifts newsprint ban on embattled La Prensa newspaper
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/nicaragua-lifts-newsprint-ban-on-embattled-la-prensa-newspaper/2020/02/08/6fbb67ca-4a8f-11ea-8a1f-de1597be6cbc_story.html

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan authorities have lifted their 18-month blockade of newsprint to the country's best-known daily, La Prensa, a restriction that had threatened to strangle the publication ...

News Nicaragua: Deadly attack on indigenous community in Nicaragua

Published on: Thursday 30 January 2020
Deadly attack on indigenous community in Nicaragua
News source: http://www.startribune.com/deadly-attack-on-indigenous-community-in-nicaragua/567434242/

Some 80 armed men attacked an indigenous community on Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast, killing several people, authorities said Thursday. Local leaders said there were six dead, while police said two died.

News Nicaragua: Lawyer accused of billing more than 24 hours per day is found in Nicaragua

Published on: Monday 27 January 2020
Lawyer accused of billing more than 24 hours per day is found in Nicaragua
News source: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/lawyer-accused-of-billing-more-than-24-hours-a-day-is-found-in-nicaragua

The lawyer, William Lester, was arrested in Nicaragua on Thursday, report WSAZ and WCHS TV. Lester was indicted on charges of fraudulent pretenses and computer fraud for alleged overbilling. He didn’t ...

News Nicaragua: Ringgold nonprofit helps women in Nicaragua find skills, fair wages

Published on: Tuesday 28 January 2020
Ringgold nonprofit helps women in Nicaragua find skills, fair wages
News source: https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/community/story/2020/jan/28/ringgold-ga-nonprofit-helps-women-nicaragufin/513946/

Contributed photo by Jamie Walther / Antonia, an employee of One Mission Merchantile in Nicaragua, sews a Blessings Bag. These were the first items One Mission decided to sell. Money from each ...

News Nicaragua: Nicaragua police seize $1M, arrest 2 in weekend operation

Published on: Monday 27 January 2020
Nicaragua police seize $1M, arrest 2 in weekend operation
News source: http://www.startribune.com/nicaragua-police-seize-1m-arrest-2-in-weekend-operation/567334222/

Police seized more than $1 million in suspected drug money and arrested two people in a weekend operation in northern Nicaragua, authorities announced Monday. Police Commissioner Victoriano Ruiz told ...

News Nicaragua: Why is the U.S. joining Venezuela and Nicaragua in discrediting a system to protect human rights?

Published on: Friday 17 January 2020
Why is the U.S. joining Venezuela and Nicaragua in discrediting a system to protect human rights?
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/17/why-is-us-joining-venezuela-nicaragua-discrediting-system-protect-human-rights/

As a result, the crown jewel of hemispheric human rights and democracy is dangerously hobbled. The threats have come from all sides of the ideological spectrum — from the pariah regimes in Nicaragua ...

News Nicaragua: In A Remote Region Of Nicaragua, Access To Television Creates A Preference For Thinner And Curvier Female Figures

Published on: Friday 10 January 2020
In A Remote Region Of Nicaragua, Access To Television Creates A Preference For Thinner And Curvier Female Figures
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/traversmark/2020/01/10/in-a-remote-region-of-nicaragua-access-to-television-creates-a-preference-for-thinner-and-curvier-female-figures/

Beauty is both timeless and time-dependent. Research has shown that physical traits that signal good health and reproductive fitness — for example, symmetrical features and a youthful appearance — are ...

News Nicaragua: 'King of the Wire' to walk over active volcano in Nicaragua

Published on: Tuesday 14 January 2020
'King of the Wire' to walk over active volcano in Nicaragua
News source: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/01/14/King-of-the-Wire-to-walk-over-active-volcano-in-Nicaragua/1581579021800/

Wallenda, who has been nicknamed "King of the Wire," told Good Morning America he will walk over the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua on March 4. The 1,800-foot long walk described as his highest ever ...

News Nicaragua: Nik Wallenda to perform high wire walk over volcano in Nicaragua

Published on: Tuesday 14 January 2020
Nik Wallenda to perform high wire walk over volcano in Nicaragua
News source: https://canoe.com/news/world/nik-wallenda-to-perform-high-wire-walk-over-volcano-in-nicaragua

Daredevil Nik Wallenda is heading to Nicaragua to perform his highest and longest high wire walk to date across an active volcano on live TV.The stuntman first unveiled his hopes for the new special last summer, after completing a cross-over high wire walk 25 storeys above New York City’s Times Sq...

News Nicaragua: Daredevil Nik Wallenda Returns for Highwire Walk Over the Active Masaya Volcano In Nicaragua

Published on: Tuesday 14 January 2020
Daredevil Nik Wallenda Returns for Highwire Walk Over the Active Masaya Volcano In Nicaragua
News source: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Daredevil-Nik-Wallenda-Returns-for-Highwire-Walk-Over-the-Active-Masaya-Volcano-In-Nicaragua-20200114

ABC and dick clark productions announced today that Nik Wallenda, seventh generation of the Great Wallendas, will return to the highwire for a daring 1,800-foot-long walk over the active Masaya Volcano in Masaya, Nicaragua. “Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda” will air as a live two-hour special on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). This will mark Nik's longest and highest highwire walk ever attempted and make him the first person to embark on the 1,800-foot-long walk over the famed volcano. The date of Nik's next highwire special was first announced during ABC's telecast of 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020' from Times Square, the same location where Nik last walked the highwire 25 stories above New York City in June.

News Nicaragua: Nik Wallenda to Highwire Walk Over a Volcano in Nicaragua on ABC Live Special

Published on: Tuesday 14 January 2020
Nik Wallenda to Highwire Walk Over a Volcano in Nicaragua on ABC Live Special
News source: https://www.thewrap.com/nik-wallenda-to-highwire-walk-over-a-volcano-in-nicaragua-on-abc-live-special/

Nik Wallenda will risk his life on live television yet again, this time with a highwire walk over a volcano in Nicaragua. The daredevil, who is the seventh generation of the Great Wallendas family of ...

News Nicaragua: Nicaragua Releases Dozens Of Political Prisoners

Published on: Monday 30 December 2019
Nicaragua Releases Dozens Of Political Prisoners
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/nicaragua-releases-dozens-political-prisoners-2894011

How and why, I don't know yet." Inter-American Commission on Human Rights chief Pablo Abrao announced the releases of "at least 32 people," saying it was "good news for Nicaragua." Julio Montenegro, ...

News Nicaragua: Nicaragua Frees Political Prisoners After International Pressure

Published on: Monday 30 December 2019
Nicaragua Frees Political Prisoners After International Pressure
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/world/americas/nicaragua-political-prisoners.html

Then Mr. Merlo saw representatives of the Roman Catholic Church and the Red Cross and realized that the moment he had been awaiting for 14 months had finally arrived: He and dozens of other political ...

News Nicaragua: Nicaragua nationalizes major gas station chain linked to Ortega

Published on: Saturday 14 December 2019
Nicaragua nationalizes major gas station chain linked to Ortega
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/nicaragua-nationalizes-major-gas-station-234218996.html

Nicaragua's National Assembly on Saturday approved nationalizing a major gas station company two days after the United States imposed sanctions on it for allegedly being used by President Daniel Ortega's family to finance and launder money for the government. The company, Distribuidor Nicaraguense

News Nicaragua: U.S.-Russia power game simmers in Latin America; Trump slaps new sanctions on Nicaragua

Published on: Friday 13 December 2019
U.S.-Russia power game simmers in Latin America; Trump slaps new sanctions on Nicaragua
News source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/13/us-russia-power-game-simmers-latin-america-trump-s/

The Trump administration pushed anew this week to undermine what it calls the "corrupt" government of Nicaragua at a moment when Russia is accused of pumping weaponry and security expertise into the Central American nation in a bid to reassert Moscow's once-powerful Cold War-era influence there.