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Iran interested in proposed Chinese-built canal in Nicaragua

Managua - Iranian firms want to participate in the construction of a massive canal across Nicaragua that a Chinese company has vowed to build, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said Wednesday.

Nicaragua refinery fire under control: officials

Managua - Firefighters have contained a massive refinery fire on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, officials said Sunday.

Oil from refinery blast slickens Nicaragua habitat: environmentalists

Managua - A massive refinery fire in Nicaragua caused an oil spill that has contaminated sensitive nearby coastal habitat, a nonprofit group here said.

Nicaragua kicks off controversial campaign season

Managua - Nicaragua kicked off its presidential election campaign season on Saturday amid opposition calls for a boycott, as the hugely favored President Daniel Ortega seeks a third consecutive term.

Nicaragua struggles to control fire at sole oil refinery

Managua - Nicaraguan firefighters on Friday were trying to bring under control a huge fire at their country's only oil refinery that has been burning for two days, creating health fears over noxious smoke.

Nicaragua opposition urges boycott of election 'farce'

Managua - Nicaragua's opposition called Monday for a boycott of November presidential and legislative elections, dismissing the vote as a "farce" engineered to re-elect President Daniel Ortega and allow him to start a ruling family dynasty.

Nicaragua seeking copters, coastal vessels from US, Russia

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is negotiating with Russia and the United States to acquire helicopters and coast guard vessels to modernize the country's military fleet as it fights drug smuggling, the government said Saturday.

Nicaragua president, wife lead polls for November vote

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo, have the support of more than seven in 10 voters three months before presidential and legislative elections, a poll released Monday showed.

Nicaragua's Ortega puts wife as VP on re-election ballot

Managua - President Daniel Ortega put his wife, Rosario Murillo, down as his future vice president on a joint ticket for his re-election in a November 6 vote.The unusual step cemented Murillo's political ascent.

Ortega tightens grip on Nicaragua

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega won even more control over the levers of his nation when 28 opposition lawmakers were ousted from parliament by electoral authorities.

Roman Gonzalez targets 46th win against Carlos Cuadras

Unbeaten pound for pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez has finally moved up to the Jr. Bantamweight limit of 115 pounds to face unbeaten Mexican titlist Carlos Cuadras on Sept.10 at the Forum in Inglewood, California for the WBC Super Flyweight title.

Nicaragua court splits opposition with ruling on party leadership

Managua - The Supreme Court in Nicaragua controversially split the opposition's ranks ahead of a presidential election in November by ordering a change in leadership of a pivotal conservative party.

Nicaragua sets November 6 for presidential, legislative polls

Managua - Authorities in Nicaragua on Friday set November 6 as the date for presidential and legislative elections widely expected to see leftist President Daniel Ortega vie for a third term.

Roman Gonzalez scores unanimous decision win over Arroyo

The Ring's pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez scored a unanimous decision win over McWilliams Arroyo Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California to retain his multiple flyweight titles.

Goats play mother to abandoned tapir in Nicaragua zoo

Managua - A baby tapir abandoned by its mother can thank female goats in Nicaragua's National Zoo for its survival, sucking at their teats for milk, the director said.

Roman Gonzalez targets 45th win against McWilliams Arroyo

The Ring's pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez is set to face challenger McWilliams Arroyo of Puerto Rico in the main supporting bout for the Golovkin-Wade fight set for April 23 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Latin American leftist parties reject Brazil 'coup'

Managua - A grouping of leftwing Latin America political parties on Wednesday rejected the impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, calling it an "institutional coup.

In drought-hit central Nicaragua, water 'is like looking for gold'

- Nicaragua may boast a southern lake that is Central America's biggest body of freshwater, but in the center of the country years of drought have taken a severe toll.

Nicaraguan accused of 'massacre' of five awaits his fate

A Nicaraguan man who allegedly killed a U.S. citizen, his wife, and their three children in a stabbing rampage at their home in Costa Rica, is in custody in his country but it is not clear if he will face charges.

Nicaragua paroles 8,000 convicts to clear prisons

Managua - Nicaragua has released more than 8,000 convicts on parole and sent 94 foreigners to finish sentences in their home countries since 2014, easing overcrowding in prisons, the government said Monday.
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