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Nicaragua will sign Paris climate accord, says President Daniel Ortega

Nicaragua`s President Daniel Ortega said Wednesday his government would sign the Paris Agreement, a move set to leave the United States and Syria as the only two countries outside the global climate pact.

Oct 18, 2017, 22:59 PM IST

Tropical storm Nate kills 23 in central America

Tropical storm Nate has killed 22 people in the Central American nations of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras as it battered the region with heavy rain ahead of hitting the US mainland later this week, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

Oct 06, 2017, 18:19 PM IST

Boat with 13 on board disappears Caribbean off Nicaragua: Official

A fishing boat with 13 people on board has disappeared in the Caribbean off Nicaragua, authorities said Tuesday.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:24 PM IST

US and Mexico host talks to reboot drugs war

Senior officials from the United States and Mexico are hosting their Central American neighbors on Thursday to plan ways to build a legal and economic wall against the drug trade.

Jun 15, 2017, 12:39 PM IST

Senior North Korean leader to attend Nicaragua inauguration

A senior North Korean delegation left Pyongyang today to attend the inauguration of Nicaragua's newly elected President Daniel Ortega.

Jan 06, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

Hurricane kills 9 in Costa Rica

In neighboring Nicaragua, officials reported no casualties but dozens of homes were damaged in low-lying areas.

Nov 26, 2016, 01:40 AM IST

Hurricane, earthquake hit Central America

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega declared a national emergency to handle both potential disasters.

Nov 25, 2016, 08:28 AM IST

Deadly hurricane hits Nicaragua, Costa Rica

The hurricane came ashore near San Juan de Nicaragua, also known as Greytown, south of the city of Bluefields and close to the Costa Rican border, Walter Fonseca.

Nov 25, 2016, 00:19 AM IST

Hurricane Otto heads toward Central America, kills 3

 Tropical Storm Otto strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean as it lurched toward Central America, causing three deaths in Panama and prompting coastal evacuations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Nov 23, 2016, 06:46 AM IST

The last Cuban migrants leave Costa Rica

The last of nearly 8,000 Cuban migrants stranded for months in Costa Rica flew to Mexico Tuesday to continue their journey to the United States, the government said.

Mar 16, 2016, 00:46 AM IST

Bodies, survivors of Nicaragua ship accident flown out

 Foreign tourists who survived when their ship capsized off an idyllic Caribbean island were flown to mainland Nicaragua on Sunday with the bodies of fellow passengers killed in the accident.

Jan 25, 2016, 03:32 AM IST

15 Bangladeshi migrants found on highway in Nicaragua

15 Bangladeshi migrants wandering lost on a highway after their smugglers abandoned them.

Jan 08, 2016, 02:11 AM IST

Volcano in Nicaragua spews gas and lava

A volcano in Nicaragua that has been dormant for 110 years spewed gas and lava on Monday for the second time in a month.

Jan 04, 2016, 04:30 AM IST

Protests as Ecuador lifts presidential term limits

Ecuador`s Congress voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to lift presidential term limits from 2021, triggering violent demonstrations that saw police attacked with spears, clubs and home-made rockets.

Dec 04, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

World's smallest free-living insect is just 0.325 mm

The long-lasting search and debate around the size and identity of the world's smallest free-living insect seems to have now been ended with the precise measurement and second record of the featherwing beetle species.

Oct 12, 2015, 19:28 PM IST

Nicaragua stun Jamaica in 2018 World Cup qualifying

Nicaragua scored a shock 3-2 away win over Gold Cup runners-up Jamaica on Friday to open the third round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Sep 05, 2015, 15:02 PM IST

Japan to help Nicaragua open tsunami warning center

Japan will help Nicaragua open a tsunami early warning center this year that would serve all of Central America, an official said Tuesday.

Aug 26, 2015, 06:51 AM IST

Nicaragua charges ex-FIFA official Julio Rocha, seeks extradition

Nicaragua has charged former FIFA Development Officer Julio Rocha with money laundering and embezzlement, the country`s attorney general, Julia Guido, said on Monday, and is seeking his extradition.

Aug 18, 2015, 06:52 AM IST

4.5 magnitude quake rattles Nicaragua`s Pacific coast

 A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rattled cities along Nicaragua`s Pacific coast late Friday, seismologists said, with no reports of injuries or damage.

Jul 04, 2015, 11:04 AM IST

US indicts 17 Colombia alleged traffickers

 The United States announced Tuesday it had indicted 17 alleged leaders and associates of Colombia`s powerful Clan Usuga drug gang, who would all risk life in prison if ever convicted.

Jun 24, 2015, 06:52 AM IST