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…
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