At least 21 injured in protest against Nicaragua canal: Police

 At least 21 people were injured on Wednesday in clashes between police and protesters opposed to the construction of Nicaragua`s planned $50 billion shipping canal, authorities said.

26 missing after Nicaragua lobster boat sinks

 Nicaraguan air and sea rescue teams were searching for 26 people after a lobster boat carrying 50 people sank Thursday in the Caribbean, a military source said.

Nicaragua flooding leaves 24 dead

Driving rain that has swamped most of Nicaragua for days has killed 24 people, authorities said, sparking fears of a potential health crisis in some areas.

Heavy rains leave 22 dead in Nicaragua

Days of torrential rains in Nicaragua left 22 people dead and left homeless more than 32,000 others, according to an official report.

Farmers protest planned $50-bn canal in Nicaragua

Hundreds of farmers Tuesday demonstrated against a new $50 billion waterway aimed at rivalling the Panama Canal, irate at plans to expropriate the land they work.

`Meteorite` smashes into Nicaraguan capital

 A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua`s crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday.

Search for trapped miners in Nicaragua suspended

Rescue teams Tuesday suspended efforts to reach seven trapped gold miners in Nicaragua because land slides were making the work too dangerous.

One miner dead, 25 trapped in Nicaragua cave-in

A cave-in at a mine in Nicaragua has left at least one person dead and around 25 trapped, state-run media reported.

Attacks on ruling party backers kill 5, wound 24

Unidentified gunmen staged separate attacks on two buses carrying supporters of Nicaragua`s governing party home after a celebration of the Central American country`s 1979 revolution, killing five people and wounding 24, local authorities have said.

Fresh quake hits Nicaragua, damaging some buildings

An earthquake struck Nicaragua early on Monday, damaging at least seven houses in and around the capital Managua, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.

Injuries as strong quake hits Nicaragua

A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Nicaragua close to several cities, including the capital, injuring 14 people and damaging dozens of houses.

Nicaragua deports US man in child pornography case

A Nicaraguan official says police have deported an American man who was convicted of child pornography possession in the United States and fled before sentencing.

Mexico repatriates fake reporters convicted on drug charges

Eighteen Mexicans convicted on drug-trafficking charges after posing as television journalists while entering Nicaragua with $9.2 million were repatriated on Monday from the Central American nation.

Ex-US teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former private school teacher who was once featured on the FBI`s list of most wanted fugitives pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

Joaelton Sampaio alleges racist treatment in Nicaragua

Brazilian football player Joaelton Sampaio said he has been the victim of racism in Nicaragua, in a letter sent Monday to the press.

Ecuador president meets Fidel, Raul Castro on Cuba trip

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa met with Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and his younger brother, President Raul Castro, the leftist South American leader said.

Nicaragua wants India involved in proposed canal

Nicaragua is keen for Indian participation in the Nicaragua Canal project, which is expected to rival the Panama Canal, an official said on Wednesday.

Edward Snowden accepts Venezuela asylum offer?

The mystery surrounding Edward Snowden deepened when a Russian lawmaker claimed that the NSA leaker had accepted Venezuela`s offer of political asylum.

WikiLeaks predicts Cuba offering asylum to Snowden

Shortly after Cuban president Raul Castro expressed his support for Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks posted a tweet predicting if Cuba is serious about expressing solidarity with Snowden, and it may as well offer him political asylum.

Venezuela, Bolivia or Nicaragua - where will Snowden go?

The presidents of Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela have offered to grant political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden in their country.