Nicaragua: News Updates

A California judge on Thursday tossed out a $2.4 million judgment against Dole Food Co won by six Nicaraguans claiming pesticide injuries in what the judge branded a phony case invented as part of a larger fraud conspiracy.

The November 2007 verdict she overturned...

Steve Gorman
July 15, 2010

Dole has accused Nicaraguan farmworkers of conspiring to defraud the company of millions of dollars. The Nicaraguan farmworkers claimed that they were made sterile by pesticides Dole used on the crops and were awarded $2.3 million and deny any conspiracy charged.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua —...

Marcos Aleman
May 14, 2010

Daniel Alegría still thinks of himself as a Sandinista, “a Sandinista, no Orteguista.” He looks pretty much the same as he did when I first met him at Comedor Sara in January, 1984 where he spent his evenings drinking beer and talking politics with the internacionalistas who gathered there in...

January 20, 2010

 

Imagine Osama bin Laden visiting the United States ten or 15 years from now, telling Americans who to vote for if they want to avoid getting hurt. It would never happen, but in Nicaragua something very similar is happening in the run-up to their election on November 5.

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November 3, 2009

 

Leftist Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega appears to have won the right to seek re-election in 2011, though opponents call the decision illegal and vow to fight it.

The constitutional commission of the supreme court yesterday overturned a ban on consecutive re-election and...

October 20, 2009

 

Women in Nicaragua may soon get mammograms while they bank, thanks to the work of two Seattle nonprofit groups.

Global Partnerships, which supports microfinance and other services for the poor, is working with global-health expert PATH to launch the program with Pro...

October 9, 2009

 

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was said to symbolize the end of an era. The world was no longer a bipolar battlefield of superpowers. And without the constant threat of a red invasion, the U.S. would undoubtedly halt its "democracy" promotion and harsh policies toward Latin...

October 7, 2009

 

Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals from practicing effective medicine and contributing to an increase in maternal deaths across the country, concludes Amnesty...

July 27, 2009