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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.

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.
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