Nicaragua: Coffee Annual

May 31, 2019 The Nicaraguan coffee sector is in the middle of the worst crisis of the last decade. With coffee prices plummeting to $89 per 45 kilogram (kg) bag in May 2019 and farmers not having access to credit, coffee exporters predict that coffee production could fall at least…

Nicaragua’s Ortega is strangling La Prensa, one of Latin America’s most storied newspapers

August 4, 2019 MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Jaime Chamorro, a member of Central America’s most prominent journalism dynasty, remembers the first time he felt the government’s wrath. The Nicaraguan dictator, Anastasio Somoza Garcia, had shut down his family’s newspaper and forced his father into exile. “I was 10,” Chamorro says. Seventy-five years later, La…

Is Nicaragua Safe? – UPDATED FOR 2019

August 13, 2019 Wedged between Costa Rica and Honduras, Nicaragua is a good all-round destination. Think beautiful cathedrals, elegant architecture, a ton of history, and loads of nature to get to grips with. However, Nicaragua was hit with renewed political trouble in 2018, and it was hit hard. There have been widespread protests…

Low Rainfall Threatens Region

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 During the period from May to June this year, rainfall in the region is forecast to be below normal, leading to increased crop pests and a shortage of animal feed. The International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (OIRSA) reported that because of the lack of rain…
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