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2006-04-18 18:12:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged Nicaraguans on Tuesday to reject Daniel Ortega, a former U.S. Cold War enemy who is favorite to win a November presidential election.

2006-04-05 07:20:00

By Alistair Scrutton LEON, Nicaragua (Reuters) - After years of setbacks, many Nicaraguans from Leon, the cradle of the 1979 Sandinista revolution, believe their aging former guerrilla leaders could soon return to power in elections that could also prove a diplomatic nightmare for Washington.

2006-04-01 17:54:03

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - A controversial trade pact between the United States and Central American nations took effect in Honduras and Nicaragua on Saturday as supporters said it would help bring prosperity to the poor region.

2006-03-09 08:56:28

Nicaraguan civil defense authorities on Wednesday warned residents about a volcano that has been shooting off columns of gas and ash.

2006-01-17 23:05:00

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua banned freshwater fishing of bull sharks and sawfish on Tuesday because of alarming population declines, and said it wants neighboring Costa Rica to impose a similar prohibition.

2005-12-26 16:13:32

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Former Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Ernesto Leal, who fought against a freezing of U.S. aid in the early 1990s, died on Monday in a Miami hospital, Nicaragua's government said.

2005-12-21 18:31:12

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Former Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a Cold War U.S. foe, hailed Bolivia's election of a leftist president and said on Wednesday it was part of a trend that will help him return to power next year.

2005-12-20 12:22:35

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A left-wing Cold Warrior, an anti-rebel hard-liner, a Nobel Peace laureate and dozens of others are running for president next year in Latin America where democracy is thriving despite economic weakness and political volatility.

2005-12-04 14:30:52

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent MONTREAL (Reuters) - Windmills have far bigger than expected potential for generating electricity in the Third World, according to new U.N. wind maps of countries from China to Nicaragua.

2005-10-30 23:25:27

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hurricane Beta lashed Nicaragua's Caribbean coast on Sunday, destroying homes and toppling trees before losing steam overland, although its torrential rains still threatened mudslides and floods.

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)

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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