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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nicaragua is in talks with Russia’s Gamaleya Institute to acquire the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday, January 13th. The poor Central American nation is among the Latin...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Nicaraguan Parliament, controlled by Daniel Ortega, on Monday, December 21st, passed by a large majority a law preventing opposition candidates from running in the 2021 elections. Almost in parallel, the United States announced...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday, December 21st, imposed sanctions on the vice president of the Nicaraguan Supreme Court, a legislator and a police chief, and also pointed out three Cuban organizations evading the...
RIO DE JANEIR, BRAZIL - (AFP) Authorities in Nicaragua called off the search for people trapped in the collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in the country's south. Two bodies had already been pulled from the debris, and up to...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) A mudslide in an unlicensed gold mine in Nicaragua trapped at least 10 workers Friday, December 4th, state-run media reported. Crews began work to try to rescue the miners after the accident in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government has called back Brazilian ambassador to Nicaragua, Luís Cláudio Villafañe Gomes Santos, one day after Brazilian university student was killed in the Central American country’s capital, Managua....
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The United States Ambassador to Brazil, Thomas Shannon, was summoned on Monday to a meeting with Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo over allegations that the United States' National Security Agency (NSA) monitored millions...
By Aaron Smith, Contributing Reporter USA - The expression, “The journey is more important than the destination”, rang true for us as we exited Latin America, eventually disembarking in Houston, Texas. Compared to some of our stops along the...
By Aaron Smith, Contributing Reporter NICARAGUA - “...so tranquil, so dreamy, so steeped in slumber and eternal repose”, is how Mark Twain described Isla de Ometepe in 1866, an island formed by two volcanoes in the center of Central America’s...

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