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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.

Chocolatito Gonzalez to see action in the Golovkin-Wade fight

Ring Magazine's pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez will be returning to the ring as part of the the main supporting event for the Golovkin-Wade fight set for April 23 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Captain guilty in Nicaraguan shipwreck that killed 13

Managua - The captain of a tourist boat that overturned in bad weather off Nicaragua's Caribbean coast killing 13 was found guilty of manslaughter Friday, judicial sources said.

Bodies, survivors of Nicaragua ship accident flown out

Managua - Foreign tourists who survived when their ship capsized off an idyllic Caribbean island were flown to mainland Nicaragua Sunday with the bodies of fellow passengers killed in the accident.

Ship sinks off Nicaragua; 13 Costa Ricans dead

Managua - Thirteen Costa Ricans died when a small ship carrying 32 tourists from Latin America, the United States and Britain sank off Nicaragua's Little Corn Island in the Caribbean, officials said.

Volcano in Nicaragua spews gas and lava

Managua - A volcano in Nicaragua that has been dormant for 110 years spewed gas and lava Sunday for the second time in a month.

How the Ninja lanternshark glows in the dark

Moss Landing - In the depths of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America, swims an enigmatic shark that uses its jet-black skin to hide, yet it can also glow in the dark. Previously unknown to science, the Ninja lanternshark is a recent discovery.

Nicaragua, Costa Rica welcome pope's call for better ties

Managua - Central American neighbors Nicaragua and Costa Rica, which have butted heads on a number of issues, publicly welcomed a call by Pope Francis that they strive for "reciprocal cooperation.

A year after work starts, little sign of Nicaragua canal

Rivas - A year ago, to much fanfare, a Chinese consortium planning on building a canal across Nicaragua to rival the century-old one in neighboring Panama started inital work with a target completion date of 2020.

Nicaragua's avowed anti-U.S. leader Ortega eyes new mandate

Managua - He hasn't officially started campaigning, but Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, is widely believed to be aiming to extend his near decade in power by yet another term.

Nicaragua says all drug-runner airfields destroyed

Managua - Nicaragua's military said Friday all clandestine airfields used by cartels to run drugs to the United States were destroyed and steps taken to make sure they would not reopen.

Nicaragua blames Costa Rica as Cubans storm border

Managua - Nicaragua said thousands of Cubans forced their way into its territory from Costa Rica on Sunday, accusing its southern neighbor of "deliberately and irresponsibly" flooding it with US-bound migrants.

Official details Obama's $1 bn aid plan for Central America

Managua - A US official detailed a $1 billion aid plan for Central America Wednesday focused mainly on Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala -- violence-wracked countries of origin for many unauthorized migrants trying to enter the United States.
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