Feb 23, 2017

Argentine researcher falls into volcano in Nicaragua but is rescued

An Argentine volcanologist and a Nicaraguan guide who fell into an active volcano were in good health Wednesday after being rescued by firemen, officials in Nicaragua said. The 60-year-old researcher, Rodolfo Alvarez, and his specialized guide, Adriac Valladares, 25, fell into the crater of ...

What the devil? Spaniards clang bells in religious festival

Feb 5, 2017

What the devil? Spaniards clang bells in religious festival

For two days in a tiny Spanish village, the devil ceases to be enemy number one for a few devout Catholics. Since medieval times, the 400 residents of Almonacid del Marquesado have celebrated the Endiablada (Brotherhood of the Devils) festival each Feb. 2 and ...

Nicaragua ship accident dead, rescued flown to Managua

Jan 25, 2016

Nicaragua ship accident dead, rescued flown to Managua

Foreign tourists who survived when their ship capsized off an idyllic Caribbean island were flown to mainland Nicaragua Sunday with the bodies of fellow passengers killed in the accident. Thirteen people drowned when the small tourist ship capsized off the coast of Little Corn ...

Central America tests drought-resistant beans

Dec 26, 2015

Central America tests drought-resistant beans

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‘These beans are miraculous because they beat drought,” crowed Manuel Ceren, a farmer in El Salvador trying out a hybrid, climate change-defying crop produced by Salvadoran, Colombian and Honduran experts. In Quezaltepeque, a village 30 km north of San Salvador, Ceren and 13 other ...

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 ...