Kevin Bird

After falling from the brink of a tourism boom, Nicaragua is ready to welcome the world back

TRAVEL JOURNALISM...Matthew Meltzer...Jan 8, 2019 TThe signs at the beach bars and hostels along Playa Santana were a little misleading. Hotels and bars that didn’t look like they’d been touched in months were promising parties, happy hours, and imminent reopenings. “Closed until summer,” said the black scrawl outside Taberna 99. It’s…

Coffee: Sales Decline 60%

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Aura Lila Sevilla, president of the National Alliance of Coffee Growers of Nicaragua, explained to Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "... the magnitude of the country's political and social crisis in the coffee sector has not yet been well estimated. A lot is said about tourism and other sectors, but when we finish this…

S&P Downgrades Nicaragua

Monday, November 12, 2018 Arguing that the country's fiscal and financial profiles have weakened, Standard & Poor´s downgraded from B to B- the negative outlook for Nicaragua's foreign currency debt. The negative outlook reflects a greater than one of every three probabilities of a downgrade in the next 12 months…
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