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2005-10-27 08:35:00

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta formed off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua on Thursday and was forecast to strengthen into a hurricane and drench Central America with potentially flooding rain, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Storm alerts were posted for the Nicaraguan coast and the adjacent islands. Forecasters said the storm could dump 15 inches of rain on western Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, with isolated amounts up to 20 inches. At 8 a.m., Beta had top...

2005-10-26 21:56:45

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Nicaragua's Congress on Wednesday rejected a lower commission's recommendation to lift President Enrique Bolanos' immunity and blocked a bid to prosecute him on election fraud charges. The rejection was a further easing of a political crisis in Nicaragua that the United States had called a "creeping coup" and shielded Bolanos, a U.S ally, from facing accusations of failing to disclose the origin of campaign funds. The vote came after Congress last week...

2005-10-24 21:26:28

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Former Honduran President Jose Azcona, who gave safe haven in the 1980s to the U.S.-backed Contra rebels fighting to overthrow the leftist Sandinista government in neighboring Nicaragua, died on Monday. Azcona, who was president of the Central American nation from 1986 to 1990, died at home of heart problems at age 78, family members said. His term was marked by controversy over the presence of armed Nicaraguan Contra rebels on Honduran soil. The...

2005-10-18 14:07:03

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Wilma strengthened in the Caribbean on Tuesday and headed toward the Gulf of Mexico, where it seemed likely to spare battered U.S. oil and gas fields but threatened storm-weary Florida. The rapidly intensifying storm also menaced Honduras and Nicaragua with up to 10 inches of rain, compounding the woes of Central America. More than 1,000 people in Guatemala and El Salvador were killed by landslides and floods triggered by Hurricane Stan...

2005-10-12 14:24:00

By Charles Aldinger KEY BISCAYNE, Florida (Reuters) - U.S. and Central American security leaders on Wednesday discussed closer ties in battling drug trafficking, terrorism and other crime, including the touchy issue of whether military troops in Central America might assume police duties. "The military is not the answer" alone to regional stability and prosperity, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told defense and security ministers from seven Central American nations on the...

2005-10-11 17:52:43

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos and Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega have agreed to postpone controversial constitutional reforms, easing a political crisis that the United States called a "creeping coup." U.S. ally Bolanos has been under pressure from dissidents in his party and leftist Sandinistas to accept reforms that would weaken him by giving Congress jurisdiction to name officials to some influential posts. Bolanos said after a six-hour...

2005-10-06 06:44:44

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Fifteen years after it stopped funding Contra rebels, the United States is back throwing its weight around in Nicaragua, this time wielding diplomatic and economic levers, not guns, to rescue democracy in the divided Central American country. Concerned that leftist Sandinistas and right-wing opposition leaders are engaged in a "creeping coup," U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick replaced the usual...

2005-10-05 18:47:32

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, stepping into a political crisis in Nicaragua, met a one-time Sandinista loyalist on Wednesday to press U.S. influence in the divided Central American nation. The discussion with former Managua Mayor Herty Lewites, now critical of his former allies, was part of an effort to thwart what Zoellick called a "creeping coup" by Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega and former right-wing president Arnoldo Aleman. "The...

2005-10-05 13:36:20

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, stepping into a political crisis in Nicaragua, met a one-time Sandinista loyalist on Wednesday to press U.S. influence in the divided Central American nation. The discussion with former Managua mayor Herty Lewites, now critical of his former allies, was part of an effort to thwart what Zoellick called a "creeping coup" by Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega and former right-wing president Arnoldo Aleman. "The...

2005-10-05 11:34:29

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, stepping into a political crisis in Nicaragua, met a one-time Sandinista loyalist on Wednesday to press U.S. influence in the divided Central American nation. The discussion with former Managua mayor Herty Lewites, now critical of his former allies, was part of an effort to thwart what Zoellick called a "creeping coup" by Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega and former right-wing president Arnoldo Aleman. On a...


Latest Nicaragua Reference Libraries

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

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2007-03-26 18:10:06

Amphilophus citrinellus is a large cichlid fish endemic to Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Central America. In the aquarium trade A. citrinellus is often sold under the trade name of Midas cichlid or Red devil. Coloration in wild stocks is variable and while most specimens are grey to olive brown some pink, yellow or orange specimens do occur. A. citrinellus are omnivorous and their diet consists of plant material, mollusks and smaller fish. The species is closely related to Amphilophus labiatus.

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