Sep 27, 2015

Nicaraguan volcano belches gas, ashes and rocks

The Telica volcano in northwestern Nicaragua belched gas, ashes and rocks Saturday in a series of blasts that raised fears of a full-on eruption, authorities said. “Five explosions of medium intensity accompanied by a volcanic tremor were registered,” said first lady Rosario Murillo, citing ...

Aug 26, 2015

Japan to help Nicaragua open tsunami warning center

The central government will help Nicaragua open a tsunami warning center this year that would serve all of Central America, an official said Tuesday. The center would provide real-time earthquake and tsunami information across that continent, according to Wilfried Strauch of the Nicaraguan Seismological ...

Two killed in Nicaragua canal protests

Dec 25, 2014

Two killed in Nicaragua canal protests

A police crackdown on hundreds of Nicaraguan farmers protesting the construction of a $50 billion canal across their land left two dead Wednesday, an activist and opposition leader reported. Police action against protesters began on Tuesday and intensified Wednesday near land to be expropriated ...

Nov 21, 2014

Construction of Nicaragua interocean canal to begin Dec. 22

Construction of Nicaragua’s $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal, expected to rival the Panama Canal, will begin Dec. 22 after feasibility studies have been approved, the committee overseeing the project said on Thursday. The route suggested for the 172-mile (278-km) canal, which would be longer, ...

Oct 14, 2014

Powerful earthquake strikes off El Salvador

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck late on Monday off the coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua and was felt across Central America, killing at least one person, but there were no immediate reports of major damage. El Salvador’s emergency services said a dozen homes ...

'Ordinary' billionaire behind canal project

May 5, 2014

'Ordinary' billionaire behind canal project

Wang Jing, the enigmatic businessman behind Nicaragua’s $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal, shrugs off skepticism about how a little-known entrepreneur can be driving a huge transcontinental project, insisting he is not an agent of the Beijing government. “I know you don’t believe me,” said ...