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Nicaragua reiterates demands for climate justice

Climate change has warmed the waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic causing hurricanes of much greater frequency and intensity. This Atlantic storm season has been the worst in history with 30 named tropical storms including 13 hurricanes. Nicaragua and Honduras have faced the unprecedented, catastrophic consequences of two major hurricanes...

Nicaragua struck by second major hurricane in two weeks

Hurricane Iota, the 13th and strongest hurricane of this Atlantic season, struck Nicaragua and Honduras on 17 November. Once again the hardest hit part of the country was  the North Caribbean Autonomous Region, home to the Miskito and Mayagna people, most of whom make their living through subsistence farming and fishing. Winds...

Life threatening Hurricane ETA to hit Nicaragua

Hurricane ETA that started life as a tropical storm is strengthening very rapidly as it heads towards Nicaragua and Honduras. According to the Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies (INETER), ETA is already a category 2 hurricane and if it continues strengthening wind speeds of up to 175kph are expected when it...

Autumn issue of Nicaragua Now out now!

Nicaragua has suffered not just one but three major blows in two years: the failed coup in 2018, the Covid pandemic and the intensification of US sanctions. What is it about the country that enables it to not only withstand such pressures but also to maintain its commitment to poverty reduction,...

El Aporreado: the bean harvest

At this time of the year the rural community of Santa Julia - like families throughout Nicaragua – brings in the harvest of red beans, one of the country’s staple crops. This involves dehulling the beans so that they can be stored for the rest of the year. Nicaragua has a...

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