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Pastor jailed for 30 years over Nicaragua exorcism death

Managua - A pastor and several followers were sentenced on Tuesday to 30 years in prison for a fatal exorcism in a remote part of Nicaragua in which a woman was thrown naked onto a fire.

Pastor in fatal Nicaragua exorcism found guilty

Managua - A pastor who carried out an exorcism in remote Nicaragua that resulted in the death of a 25-year-old mother of two was on Tuesday found guilty of murder.

Nicaragua exorcism victim starved, beaten before killing: witnesses

Managua - A Nicaraguan woman who was burned to death in an exorcism that caused worldwide shock was starved and beaten in the week before her killing, witnesses told a court Wednesday.

Police block farmers' protest against planned Nicaragua canal

Juigalpa - Police in Nicaragua blocked thousands of farmers and rural residents from holding a march against a government plan to build a canal across the country, potentially carving up their land."They are closing off all the roads.

Nicaragua restores ties with Israel

Managua - Nicaragua has restored diplomatic ties with Israel suspended nearly seven years ago when the Jewish state sent commandos to attack a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

Remote Nicaragua village backs pastor in fatal exorcism

Rosita - In El Cortezal, a remote Nicaraguan village, the silence around an exorcism that left a young woman dead is as complete as the loyalty to the pastor who performed it.

Argentine researcher falls into Nicaragua volcano

Managua - An Argentine volcanologist and a Nicaraguan guide who fell into an active volcano were in good health Wednesday after being rescued by firemen, officials in Nicaragua said.

Ortega starts new term in Nicaragua with wife as VP

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega officially takes up his third successive term on Tuesday, this time with his wife as vice president as he tightens his decade-long grip over one of Latin America's poorest countries.

Thousands protest Ortega's 'farce' re-election in Nicaragua

Managua - Thousands of Nicaraguans marched in their capital on Thursday to protest President Daniel Ortega's re-election last month, calling it an "electoral farce.

Anti-canal protesters accuse Nicaragua police of blocking convoy

Managua - Nicaraguan police fired teargas and rubber bullets at a convoy of people protesting a giant cross-country canal project that threatens to boot them off their land, according to organizers.

Otto weakens after hurricane, quake hit Central America

Managua - Otto was downgraded to a tropical storm but not before striking Central America at hurricane force, as an offshore earthquake also shook the region.

Deadly Hurricane Otto descends on Nicaragua, Costa Rica

- An intensifying hurricane poised to strike Nicaragua and Costa Rica on Thursday with powerful winds and heavy rains that are likely to trigger dangerous floods and mudslides.

'Life-threatening' storm bears down on Costa Rica, Nicaragua

- A Caribbean storm verging on a hurricane spun towards the coasts of Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Wednesday, prompting evacuations and red alerts ahead of "life-threatening" flash flooding.

Nicaragua's shrewd power couple

Managua - Nicaragua's first couple, President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo, breezed through elections that have extended their rule over one of the poorest countries in the Americas.

Nicaragua's Ortega to win fourth term: partial tally

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was on track to win a fourth term in office Monday, with his wife Rosario Murillo as his vice president, partial official election results showed.

Nicaragua's First Couple look poised for election victory

Managua - Some liken them to the power-hungry presidential couple in the American TV show "House of Cards." Others say they think of Lord and Lady Macbeth.They are Nicaragua's first couple, President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo.

Survey gives Ortega big lead ahead of Nicaragua vote

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has a seemingly insurmountable lead in voter intentions ahead of elections in three weeks that are expected to deliver him a new term with his wife as vice president.

Op-Ed: Why Estrada needs another tune up before facing Chocolatito

Former WBA (Unified) and WBO Flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada made a successful debut at the junior bantamweight limit of 115 pounds with the ultimate goal of facing pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez for the second time.

Quake jolts Nicaragua, one dead

Managua - A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Nicaragua on Wednesday, killing a woman and damaging homes close to the epicenter in the country's north, officials said.

Op-Ed: Why Carlos Cuadras deserves rematch against Chocolatito Gonzalez

While Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez has scored a unanimous decision win over Carlos Cuadras Saturday night at the The Forum in Inglewood, CA., popular boxing trainer Robert Garcia believes a rematch should be in order because of the way the fight ended.
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