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Families moving into new houses in Cuidad Belen Dignified housing for destitute families

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 19 January 2015

Four hundred and fifty families have received the keys to homes in a new neighbourhood of Managua called Ciudad Belen. A further 1,200 homes in this social housing programme will be ready for occupation by the end of February. Because of the serious housing shortage in Managua, the families had read more



The Nicaragua Canal and jobs:how many and for whom?

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 16 January 2015

According to the latest estimate by the HKND Group, the Chinese company that holds the concession for the canal, the building of the canal will create 50,000 jobs, half of which will be for Nicaraguans and the other half Chinese and other nationalities. Economist Adolfo Acevedo noted that the UN read more



Ban Ki-moon at the Camilo Ortega wind farm in Rivas that will reduce greenhouse emissions by 100,000 tons of CO2 annually World Wild Life Fund praises renewable energy programme

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 16 January 2015

The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), in a December report, cited Nicaragua as “a renewable energy paradise in Central America.” The report stated that “Its abundant resources allow this small country to boast great potential for hydro power, geothermal electricity and wind power. And it is already being read more



Picking Fairtrade, organic coffee Improving the quality of life in rural communities

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 16 January 2015

Improving the quality of life in rural communities, Cecocafen celebrates Over 1,000 cooperatives with a membership of 285,000 families form a central part of the government’s programme to improve the quality of life in rural communities. Cecocafen (the Coffee Cooperatives Central of the North) is one such umbrella cooperative. Made read more



NSC is looking communications and event volunteer

NSC News | Friday, 16 January 2015

Are you interested in Nicaragua and issues affecting Latin American as a whole? Do you have strong organisational and writing skills? Are you looking for experience working in a small development NGO? Do you live in London and have the equivalent of one day per week to spare? read more