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Nicaragua leader defends military ties with Russia

Managua - Nicaragua's president Saturday defended his country's right to strengthen its military with Russian help, seemingly backtracking on statements earlier in the week shrugging off suggestions of increased cooperation.
In the Media by AFP

Nicaraguan president, out of sight for days, reappears

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega reappeared in public after a 10-day absence that had sparked rumors he was sick or even dead.He did so at Managua airport as he received Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, arriving from the Vatican after a visit with Pope Fra...
In the Media by AFP

A canal across Nicaragua: is this for real?

Managua - It would be an engineering feat of gargantuan proportions -- a $40 billion Chinese-built canal across Nicaragua to boost the flow of ships between the Caribbean and the Pacific.Proponents point to jobs galore, a huge rise in GDP and other juicy benefit...
In the Media by Julia Rios (AFP)

Nicaragua, Chinese tycoon say canal work to start in 2014

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Chinese tycoon Wang Jing said plans to start building a $40-billion canal across the Central American country were on track for late 2014.Wang Jing's Beijing Interoceanic Canal Investment Management Co.
In the Media by AFP

Mexican 'fake reporters' returned home to finish prison sentences

A group of 18 Mexican nationals were repatriated from a Nicaraguan prison to finish their 18-year sentences after attempting to smuggle $9.2 million worth of drug money into the Central American nation under the guise of news reporters.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Who was George Lloyd?

Penzance - The British composer George Lloyd was born in 1913. His opera "Iernin" has been performed this year for the first time since 1935.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

No walking papers for Snowden yet

Moscow - Contrary to earlier reports by the Russian media, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden had not received travel documentation that would have allowed him to exit the transit bay at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.
In the Media by Craig Boehman - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Washington critical of everyone but itself in Snowden affair

Washington continues to shirk its own responsibility in its mishandling of state secrets. Criticizing China for letting Snowden go is like blaming the fireman for the smoke detector without batteries.
In the Media by Craig Boehman - 5 comments

Snowden got protection offers from Bolivia, Venezuela, Nicaragua

Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered Edward Snowden protection. Maduro says he will protect the NSA whistleblower from persecution by the empire. Ortega and Morales agreed to join the ranks of South American countries offering such protection.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 6 comments

Naked Yoga for Men (NYFM) going strong in Boston, 13-years on

Bob Sparling's class, Naked Yoga for Men, has been going in Boston, or Cambridge to be precise, for 13 years now. It's not a gimmick, Sparling says, being buck naked while making those stretches is helpful.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Michigan teenager locked in room made of tarps for years

Escanaba - Reports have come in from Upper Michigan of a teenager who had not been seen in years. The parents allegedly locked the young boy in a make shift room, beat and sexually abused him and never allowed him out in public.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 5 comments

Video: Chavez meets former Latin American leaders in paradise

Caracas - A Venezuelan public television station developed a one-minute animated video in which the deceased Hugo Chavez is shown arriving in paradise where he is received by his grandmother and illustrious former Latin American leaders.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar

Fake film crew jailed in Nicaragua on smuggling charges

Eighteen individuals detained at the Honduran/Nicaraguan border and charged with money laundering and drug-related crimes have been found guilty and sentenced by a Nicaraguan judge.
In the Media by Chris Stewart

Hugo Chavez running behind, against marathon man Capriles

Venezuelan politics is in uncharted territory these days, as Hugo Chavez faces his strongest opponent since 1998, when he leaped to power.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 5 comments

US man released from Nicaraguan prison

A US citizen has been released from a Nicaraguan prison after serving nearly two years on drug and money laundering charges. Jason Puracal, 35, was initially sentenced to 22 years, but his conviction was overturned by an appeals court.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Video: Nicaragua volcano awakens spewing gas and ash

Chichigalpa - Showing ash and gas spewing out around 5 km into the air, the video of the San Cristobal volcano also shows the area being inundated with ash and volcanic dust.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Earthquake 7.6 Richter shakes San José, Costa Rica - UPDATE

A strong earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale shook Costa Rican territory this morning at about 08:42 local time. No reports are yet known about casualties or the level of damage.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega likely to win re-election

Managua - With nearly 40% of the votes counted and nearly 62.6% in his favour, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is heading for a landslide re-election which opponents describe as "illegitimate, dishonest and unconstitutional."
In the Media by Igor I. Solar

Michael Higgins, the man set to be Ireland's ninth president

With a lead that appears insurmountable at this point, peace campaigner Michael Higgins is set to become Ireland's ninth president, upsetting his more fancied rivals Sean Gallagher and Martin McGuinness in the presidential election held Thursday.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos

Army, Navy guarding sea turtles nesting on Nicaraguan beaches

Managua - Army soldiers and Navy personnel have taken positions in wildlife refuges on the beaches of the Pacific coast of Nicaragua with the mission of protecting nesting sea turtles from egg looters.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 5 comments
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