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…

Guatemala: Agricultural production increases 4%

Thursday, November 8, 2018 Because of the coffee production performance, during the second quarter of the year the Guatemalan agricultural GDP grew 4% compared to the same period in 2017. From the statement of the Chamber of Agriculture of Guatemala: Guatemala, November 8th, 2018. According to information from the data analysis consultant on economic, financial and socio-political…

Guatemala: 3% Increase in Economic Activity

Friday, November 9, 2018 In September, economic activity reported a 3% increase over the same month in 2017, mainly because of the performance of the transport and commerce sector. The Banco de Guatemala reported that the economic activity measured by the estimation of the IMAE in September 2018, presented a growth rate of 3.0%…

Agricultural business in Central America

Thursday, November 8, 2018 Coffee is still the main agricultural product sold abroad, with annual exports of around $3,035 million, followed by bananas, with $2,574 million and sugar, with $1,241 million. Figures from the interactive platform "Central American Crops Monitoring" compiled by CentralAmericaData's Business Intelligence Unit: During the last year, the main coffee export destinations…
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