An embittered U.S. policy toward Cuba has extended the reach of this grudge to the rest of the region. Antiquated legislation originally pertaining to Cuba has not only been updated and maintained, but has been applied to the detriment of other countries, including Nicaragua. Nicaragua has given out a significant portion of its annual budget in government bonds to U.S. claimants since 1990 as remuneration for land seized under agrarian reform programs. […]
Communities in the Northern Pacific lowlands of Nicaragua are hoping to attract national and international attention to their struggle against kidney disease among workers at the Ingenio San Antonio sugar cane company that owns and cultivates large stretches of land in the area. Workers are demanding medical care and compensation for the loss of their family members. […]
May 5th marked the beginning of an intended thirty day strike, with more than 1.5 million passengers affected daily. Public transport workers and truckers in Nicaragua are protesting rising fuel costs and the lack of government impetus to do anything about it. […]
Source: The Nation If you listen to right-wing pundits and Republican officials, the return to power of former revolutionary Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua is not evidence of democracy in action but rather an invitation to […]
The outcome of the November 2006 presidential elections in Nicaragua has become even more uncertain in the wake of the unexpected death of Herty Lewites, the presidential candidate for the Movimiento de Renovación Sandinista (MRS).
Two-thousand doctors from Nicaragua’s public hospital system signed an accord with the Ministry of Health on May 13, ending a six-month strike. Doctors agreed to return to work last Saturday as the government committed to […]