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Nicaragua canal: will the benefits outweigh the risks?

News from Nicaragua | Wednesday, 26 November 2014

On 13 June 2013, the Nicaragua National Assembly approved a law to grant the Hong Kong Nicaragua Development Company (HKND) a 50-year concession, renewable for a further 50 years, to build and operate a 173-mile (278 km) interoceanic canal across Nicaragua. If this project goes ahead it will be one read more

Deputy Foreign Minister Valdrak Jaentschke at Latin America conf

NSC News | Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Valdrack Jaentschke, Nicaragua's deputy foreign minister will be one of the keynote speakers at the Latin America conference 2014, this Saturday 29 November, 9.15 - 5.00pm. What difference has seven years of Sandinista government made to the lives of the 40% of the population living in poverty? What is the read more

 Photo caption:Anielka (on the left) is a community leader who helps younger children to learn to read and participates in theatre workshops on topics important to her community such as child labour, Nicaraguan teenager receives a “Woman of the Year” Award

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Fifteen year old Anielka Martinez, from a Matagalpa rural community, was one of ten young women from around the world recognised by the US magazine Glamour for their perseverance in overcoming challenges to receiving an education. At the New York award ceremony Anielka shared the stage with other winners read more

Chief of police Aminta Granera is one of the most respected public figures in Nicaragua Nicaragua sixth in World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 7 November 2014

Each year the World Economic Forum releases a Global Gender Gap Report that measures gender gaps in 142 countries based on economic, political, education, and health criteria. This year’s report listed Nicaragua as the “best performer in the region and the only country from Latin America and the Caribbean to read more