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Stories about Nicaragua

23 July 2015

Nicaragua Mourns Three Family Members Killed by Police in High Speed Pursuit

The death of three family members is the latest tragedy staining Nicaragua's National Police force. The country's outrage might be here to stay.

18 June 2015

A New Mesoamerican Film and Radio Festival Is Spreading the Word About Indigenous Struggles

The First Mesoamerican Community Film and Radio Festival began on June 10 in Oaxaca and will continue on to various countries in the region from later in June.

23 January 2015

Once Again, Mexicans Will Have a Starring Role at the Oscars

Birdman and La Parka are movies with Mexican talent that are nominated at the Oscars. González Iñárritu y Lubezki are after the award, as well as Serra Argüello from Nicaragua.

14 August 2014

The Crisis of Small-Scale Fishing in Latin America

Although fishing is a risky activity for those whose livelihoods depend on the water, other forces present a more dramatic and far-reaching threat to small-scale fishing in the Global South.

7 March 2014

Latin American Women Say ‘No’ to Catcalls

Artists and web users share photos and illustrations to criticize catcalling and demand respect for women.

20 February 2014

Recap of the Blog Carnival ‘Do You Love the Internet?’

In this article recapping the participation in our recent Blog Carnival, with the theme "I Love the Internet," check out how bloggers are inspired by the Internet.

26 November 2013

Global Voices Partners With Fundación MEPI

Fundación MEPI is an organization that promotes investigative journalism projects in Central America. Global Voices will republish their stories regularly, bringing you in-depth reporting about the region.

17 September 2013

Russian Warships in Nicaragua Rekindle Territorial Disputes

A resolution by the International Court of Justice set the stage for conflict between Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Panama, reviving disputes and jeopardizing a project to build a canal.

4 September 2013

Derailment of ‘La Bestia’, Another Tragedy in a Broken Immigration System

Levi Bridges reflects on immigration reform and the latest derailment of 'la bestia', a Mexican train that offers migrants an alternative way of reaching the U.S.

20 June 2013

Inter-oceanic Canal Project Leads to Doubt and Rejection in Nicaragua

A controversial law granting a Chinese company the concession to build an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua has generated great discussion among the population. Although the law was passed by the...

20 May 2013

Nicaraguans Defend Law Against Violence Towards Women

In April a campaign entitled "I Support Law 779" began on social networks demanding that the "Integral Law Against Violence Towards Women" be respected before numerous reforms that religious leaders...

9 September 2012

Video: San Cristobal Volcano Eruption in Northern Nicaragua

YouTube's Citizentube has a playlist of user submitted videos showing the dramatic volcanic eruptions of September 8th in Nicaragua. The San Cristobal volcano, the tallest in this Central American country,...

3 August 2012

Central America Begins to Stand Out in the London Olympic Games

A week after the inauguration of the London Olympic Games, Central America has yet to win a medal but has had some significant highlights. Social networks have been witnesses and...

18 June 2012

Nicaragua: The Continued Struggle to End Child Labor

It hasn't been easy to try and stop child labor in Nicaragua. While some families are seeing value in getting their children educated and are responding to awareness campaigns, for...

1 June 2012

RightsCon: Future of Digital Rights in Latin America and Beyond

Activists, business representatives, thinkers and policy makers are meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Human Rights and Technology Conference. Renata Avila and other Global Voices contributors are also...

1 April 2012

Video Highlights: Culture, Human Rights, Online Activism and Crowdfunding

A selection of Global Voices' most recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including a focus on indigenous rights and online activism, selected by Juliana Rincón Parra.

30 March 2012

Nicaragua: Blogs Tell What the Press Ignore About Sexual Diversity

In Nicaragua, the mainstream media sensationalize news about homosexuality among men and women. That is just one of the findings of a recent study. However, blogs help to tackle the...

28 March 2012

‘Mujeres Construyendo': Empowering Women, One Blog at a Time

Mujeres Construyendo, the first platform for female bloggers in Spanish, wants to convert Hispanic women into creators of internet content. We talk to its founder, Claudia Calvin, about this growing...

Nicaragua: Film on Consequences of Leaked Sex Videos Seeks Crowdfunding

An award-winning team of producers and actors is coming together in rural Nicaragua to make a movie on the consequences of teenagers making an intimate video which then becomes public...

21 February 2012

Nicaragua: Discovering ‘1001 Tropics’ with Blogger Mildred Largaespada

The well-known blogger and journalist Mildred Largaespada was recently interviewed about her participation as the first Nicaraguan woman in the 20minutos.es Premios 20Blogs blog competition. Here we share the video...

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