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Funding evaporates for Nicaragua's $50 billion ocean-to-ocean canal

Managua - Nicaragua's ambitious dream of building a canal to rival Panama's famous waterway looks in peril as doubts pile up over whether its Chinese investor can cough up the $50 billion needed, analysts say.

Nicaragua offers citizens help after US ends protected status

Managua - Nicaragua's government said Wednesday its consulates in the United States will provide assistance for 5,300 of its citizens soon to lose temporary protection status under the termination of a US program.

Nicaragua deploys police to quell post-poll violence

Managua - Nicaragua's government deployed riot police to a remote town on its Caribbean coast on Wednesday to put down days of violence triggered by weekend local elections.

Five reported killed after Nicaragua local elections

Managua - At least five people died and 11 were wounded in acts of violence during and after weekend municipal elections in Nicaragua that saw President Daniel Ortega's party the victor, various party leaders and local media said Monday.

Torrential rain in Nicaragua leaves five dead

Managua - Torrential rains in Nicaragua have left at least five people dead as rivers burst their banks, flooding homes and damaging roads and bridges, the government said Thursday.

Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement

Managua - Nicaragua signed the Paris climate agreement Monday, leaving the United States and Syria as the only two holdouts on the global climate pact.

Nicaragua to sign Paris climate accord: president

Managua - Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega said Wednesday his government would sign the Paris Agreement, a move set to leave the United States and Syria as the only two countries outside the global climate pact.

Tropical storm kills 20 in C. America, heads for US

Managua - A tropical storm churning north along Central America killed at least 20 people in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras on Thursday, with forecasters predicting it could strengthen into a hurricane as it heads for Mexico and the United States.

Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline

Tipitapa - Looking tired and haggard, William Coronado pulls up before dawn with a boat full of fish on the muddy shore of Nicaragua's Lake Managua, a dumping ground for trash and waste."The lake is so polluted.

Nicaragua renews environmental permit for Chinese canal project

Managua - Nicaragua has renewed an environmental permit for a Chinese company to go ahead with planned construction of a cross-country shipping canal to rival the one in Panama, a government document published Wednesday showed.

In Nicaragua, a fight to save endangered tapirs

Ticuantepe - Thirteen tapirs lounge in the bushes of Ticuantepe Zoo, in eastern Nicaragua, their bellies plump with leaves and fruit -- blissfully unaware of the peril faced by their kind.

Bianca Jagger leads Nicaragua canal protest

- Celebrity rights activist Bianca Jagger lent star power on Tuesday to a protest against the building of a major canal in her native Nicaragua.The 72-year-old is a former actress and ex-wife of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger.

Fight against planned Nicaragua Canal goes to inter-American body

Managua - A rural movement in Nicaragua that opposes the government's plan to build a cross-country canal to rival Panama's on Wednesday said it has taken its fight to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Daniel Diaz out to dethrone Mark Magsayo in Pinoy Pride 41

Nicaraguan featherweight challenger Daniel Diaz vowed to dethrone Filipino WBO International featherweight titlist Mark Magsayo in the upcoming Pinoy Pride 41 boxing event set for July 8 at the IEC Convention Center, Cebu City, Philippines.

Mark Magsayo gears up for 17th straight win against Daniel Diaz

Filipino rising star Mark Magsayo is set to defend his WBO International featherweight title against Daniel Diaz of Nicaragua in ALA Promotions "Pinoy Pride" series presentation on July 8 at the IEC Convention Center, Cebu City, Philippines.

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.
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