Trump signs sanctions order targeting Venezuela gold exports: John Bolton

Business Nov 2, 2018

Trump signs sanctions order targeting Venezuela gold exports: John Bolton

Washington ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday with new measures aimed at disrupting the South American country's gold exports, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said. Bolton promised a tough stance by the Trump administration toward "dictators and despots near ...

At least one killed as protests rock Nicaragua; Ortega defiant

World / Politics Sep 24, 2018

At least one killed as protests rock Nicaragua; Ortega defiant

Police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega clashed in Managua on Sunday with demonstrators calling for the release of people imprisoned during recent protests, leaving at least one person dead, authorities said. Hundreds of protesters carrying Nicaragua's blue and white flag massed in the ...

Foes of Ortega go into hiding, vow no surrender after deadly clampdown

World Jul 19, 2018

Foes of Ortega go into hiding, vow no surrender after deadly clampdown

Hundreds of opponents of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega are in hiding in safe houses and planning their next steps to push for his resignation after Ortega loyalists, supported by police, took over a stronghold this week. Police and armed Ortega supporters stormed the Monimbo suburb ...

World 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, deeper ...

World 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 in ...

'Ordinary' billionaire behind canal project

Business 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 Wang, ...