Undocumented Nicaraguans in the USA: Fear and Paranoia

April 25, 2017 | No Comments »

Jazel is an undocumented Nicaraguan who has no home, or work, or money. For almost four months she’s been surviving however she can, wandering the streets of New York, in search of some way to subsist. She escaped a toxic relationship with a man who attacked her physically and psychologically.

Nicaragua Anti-Canal Protests Despite Repression

April 23, 2017 | No Comments »

The government’s intention was to prevent the concentration of people. However, the peasants who oppose the Nicaragua canal project managed to group themselves into scattered clusters in four departments of the country: New Guinea, Boaco, Juigalpa and Rio San Juan. They changed strategy and converted a national march into regional protests.

Moringa in Nicaragua: The Miracle Tree

April 20, 2017 | 1 Comment »

In a field located along kilometer 68 of the old highway from Managua to Leon there’s a large plantation of Moringa – also called Marango – the new king of alternative medicine. Here on this property belonging to Jacobo Arguello approximately 348 acres have been planted, making him one of the largest producers and exporters of this plant in Nicaragua.

Defeating the “Nica Act” in Managua

April 13, 2017 | No Comments »

The recently released new version of the Nica Act, which proposes that the US government automatically veto any loans to Nicaragua from multilateral agencies such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund, is worthy of condemnation for ethical as well as practical reasons.

Russian Presence in Nicaragua has the USA Concerned

April 12, 2017 | 2 comments

The Russian military presence in Nicaragua still hasn’t “alarmed” the United States, but it has kept them on their toes “watching” while Moscow increases its cooperation efforts with Comandante Daniel Ortega’s government, which includes a fleet of war tanks.

Nicaragua’s Patricia Belli: from Tragedy to Rejoicing

April 10, 2017 | No Comments »

Patricia Belli is possibly the most influential contemporary Nicaraguan artist of our times. The opening of “Balance and Collapse”, an exhibition of her collected works at the Ortiz Gurdián Foundation’s Managua Art Center, is the perfect excuse to talk with Patricia about her three decades in the world of Nicaraguan art.

US Legislators Toughen the “Nica Act”

April 8, 2017 | 2 comments

The new version of the “Nica Act” (Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act) presented Wednesday by 25 members of the US House of Representatives, “has toughened” the proposal of conditions on loans from multilateral organizations to the government of Daniel Ortega.

Cuba Makes Needed Water Filters, but Production Is Low

April 7, 2017 | 4 comments

It was August, 2014, and the women in this rural community made coffee very early that morning and kept their eyes fixed on the dirt track as if they were waiting for the Messiah. “The truck’s coming,” one of them alerted and some men quickly joined them. They were all waiting what had been promised.

Nicaragua “Among the Happiest Countries” According to Latest UN Index

April 7, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The 2017 report from the United Nations, headed by economist Jeffrey Sachs, has pronounced Nicaragua #43 among the happiest countries in the world. The report measured well-being in 155 countries during the previous year.

Nicaragua Canal Project Owners Reduce Presence to a Minimum

March 30, 2017 | 1 Comment »

The Hong Kong Nicaragua Development consortium (HKND) – owned by Chinese businessman Wang Jing, who in June 2013 received a concession from commander Daniel Ortega to build an interoceanic canal in Nicaragua – has reduced operations to a minimum in the country. “They told us that the canal no longer goes,” says source linked to the government