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Ivan Castro

Storm Otto moves out to sea after slamming Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Nov 25 2016

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua Tropical storm Otto moved out to sea on Friday after battering Nicaragua and Costa Rica with hurricane-force winds and torrential rains, killing at least three people and forcing thousands to evacuate.

Nicaragua vote set to cement Ortega rule, despite autocracy fears

Nov 06 2016

MANAGUA, Nov 6 Former Marxist guerilla leader Daniel Ortega is expected to easily clinch a third consecutive term as President of Nicaragua on Sunday, buoyed by steady economic growth that has trumped fears he is trying to install autocratic family rule.

Nicaragua election campaign begins with Ortega as clear favorite

Aug 20 2016

MANAGUA Nicaragua's election campaign kicked off on Saturday, with President Daniel Ortega the clear favorite to sweep aside a weakened opposition and win a third consecutive term in a Nov. 6 vote.

As climate change threatens CentAm coffee, a cocoa boom is born

Jan 18 2016

NEW YORK / JINOTEGA, NICARAGUA Brimming with shade trees and bounded by the Tuma river, the lower climes of Roger Castellon's farm in Nicaragua's mountainous Jinotega department were long ideal for growing coffee.

Nicaragua canal project study delivered, details scarce

Jun 01 2015

MANAGUA, June 1 A long-awaited study on the impact of the proposed $50 billion Nicaraguan waterway by a British consultancy has been delivered, a canal official said on Monday, the first major milestone since a symbolic groundbreaking six months ago.

As Venezuela coffee output sinks, it swaps oil to import Nicaraguan beans

Mar 01 2015

NEW YORK/MANAGUA Venezuela, once a proud exporter of premium coffee, has been reduced to swapping crude oil for growing volumes of Nicaraguan coffee beans to make sure worsening economic turmoil does not prevent people from getting their caffeine fix.

Insight - As Venezuela coffee output sinks, it swaps oil to import Nicaraguan beans

Mar 01 2015

NEW YORK/MANAGUA Venezuela, once a proud exporter of premium coffee, has been reduced to swapping crude oil for growing volumes of Nicaraguan coffee beans to make sure worsening economic turmoil does not prevent people from getting their caffeine fix.

INSIGHT-As Venezuela coffee output sinks, it swaps oil to import Nicaraguan beans

Mar 01 2015

NEW YORK/MANAGUA, March 1 Venezuela, once a proud exporter of premium coffee, has been reduced to swapping crude oil for growing volumes of Nicaraguan coffee beans to make sure worsening economic turmoil does not prevent people from getting their caffeine fix.

Migration outlier - How Nicaragua escaped neighbours' deadly spiral

Aug 28 2014

MANAGUA Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer.

Migration outlier: How Nicaragua escaped neighbors' deadly spiral

Aug 28 2014

MANAGUA Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer.

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