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2005-10-28 23:16:12

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta punished a small Caribbean island with fierce winds on Friday as hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into shelters in a sleepy Nicaraguan port to escape exposed villages. Beta, the latest cyclone in a record-breaking season, whipped Colombia's Providencia island with winds nearing 70 mph (110 km/hr) as it inched its way toward Central America. The wind ripped roofs off homes on the island, which along...

2005-10-28 21:07:46

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Hundreds of Miskito Indians streamed into makeshift shelters in a sleepy Caribbean port on Friday as Nicaragua prepared for Tropical Storm Beta, the latest cyclone in a record breaking season. Speaking in the local Miskito language, barefooted fishing families carrying clothing in bags and furniture on their backs fled exposed coastal hamlets to seek protection in Puerto Cabezas, where schools doubled as storm shelters....

2005-10-28 15:18:39

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Fishermen set out along Nicaragua's Caribbean coast on Friday to evacuate villagers and rush them to shelters as Tropical Storm Beta loomed, the latest cyclone to threaten Central America. The hospital in the sleepy port of Puerto Cabezas stocked up with medicines for pneumonia in case slow-moving Beta cuts off the low-lying area with its strong winds and torrential rains. Beta whipped up winds of 65 mph (100 kph) and was...

2005-10-28 12:52:22

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Fishermen set out along Nicaragua's Caribbean coast on Friday to evacuate villagers and rush them to shelters as Tropical Storm Beta loomed, the latest storm to batter Central America. The hospital in the sleepy port of Puerto Cabezas stocked up with medicines for pneumonia in case slow-moving Beta cuts off the low-lying area with its strong winds and torrential rains. Beta whipped up winds of 65 mph (100 kph) and was...

2005-10-27 13:05:17

By Ivan Castro MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beta bore down on Caribbean islands off Nicaragua's jungle-clad coastline on Thursday and was forecast to bring heavy rains and flooding as it strengthens into a hurricane. Colombia's government issued a hurricane warning for its San Andres and Providencia islands near Nicaragua, once favored hideaways of British pirate Henry Morgan and expected to be the first places hit by the storm. Beta is expected to reach Nicaragua's...

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...


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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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