December 12, 2012
Thirty-three years after toppling the Somoza dynasty, the Sandinista Revolution, with Daniel Ortega still at its head, has pushed Nicaragua back to a one-party system that looks hauntingly familiar.
November 28, 2012
The world court's controversial decision to grant Nicaragua 100,000 square kilometers of ocean previously patrolled by Colombia could be a white elephant for the impoverished Central American country...
November 4, 2012
Deep in the jungle, on a disputed piece of borderland claimed by Nicaragua and Costa Rica, a brigade of Sandinista Youth has been deployed to occupy the area and hold the line for President Ortega.
October 10, 2012
Christian Science Monitor
Hugo Chavez's legacy may hinge on his ability to deliver on a $6.6 billion oil refinery in Nicaragua--just one of the megaprojects that the ruling Sandinistas hope will rescue the country's economy.
October 8, 2012
The Sandinista politburo has received more than $2.2 billion in ALBA aid over the past five years. Could President Daniel Ortega's project in Nicaragua survive a political shakeup in Venezuela?
September 10, 2012
Claims that Hezbollah—with the help of Iran—has set up a training camp in Nicaragua have not been substantiated, but the rumors persist.
August 15, 2012
Twenty-five years after the Central American Peace Plan, many challenges remain to consolidating peace in the region—not the least of which is Nicaragua’s dubious commitment to rule of law.
August 3, 2012
As former contra collaborators reorganize in Miami, rumors of guerrilla rearmament are stirring old ghosts in Nicaragua.
June 21, 2012
U.S. cuts $3 million in aid to Nicaragua, threatens $1.4 billion in loans over the next five years.
June 11, 2012
In Nicaragua, being a member of the ruling Sandinista party is a prerequisite for government work. Tens of thousands of fired employees are now petitioning for US Labor Department for help.
June 7, 2012
Disgruntled Sandinista revolutionaries threaten to shut down Nicaragua and form a new political party.
June 4, 2012
Will Nicaragua be the next domino in Central America's "northern triangle," a region plagued by drug cartels, violence and narco-penetrations within their governments?
June 1, 2012
Can Nicaragua prevent an infiltration of drugs, gangs and narco-violence? It may already be too late.
May 16, 2012
Nicaragua's new family code defines marriage as a union between man and woman. To embarrass the lawmakers, gay rights activist Marvin Mayorga threatens to "out" 20 closeted congressmen.
May 11, 2012
When CAFTA was first proposed, Nicaragua's Sandinistas called it a "Yankee" trick to dominate the region. Since embracing it, Nicaragua has outperformed other countries in economic growth.
May 4, 2012
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, in the 1980s a socialist firebrand antagonist to Ronald Reagan, today touts a surprising free-market line.