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…

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…

Cruise Ships 2018/2019

August 9, 2018 By Kelvin Marshall I did a little fact checking after seeing the announcement on facebook of a cruise ship scheduled to visit San Juan del Sur (SJdS) later this month. It looks like the Crystal Cruises; “Crystal Symphony” with a maximum passenger occupancy of 1,010 and a…
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