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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.

Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez continues reign as Ring's P4P king

Unbeaten WBC flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez has solidified his reign as the Ring's pound-for-pound king with his unanimous decision win over Carlos Cuadras of Mexico Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.

Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez risking P4P title against Cuadras

Unbeaten WBC flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez will be risking his Ring's pound-for-pound title in his debut at the 115 pounds Super Flyweight limit against undefeated Carlos Cuadras of Mexico Saturday night at The Forum, Inglewood, CA.

Nicaragua grants Salvadoran ex-president asylum

Managua - Nicaragua has granted political asylum to El Salvador's former president Mauricio Funes, who faces corruption accusations at home, officials said Tuesday.The leftist leader, in office from 2009 to 2014, was covered by laws that "guarantee asylum...

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.
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