Nicaragua earthquake: 6.1-magnitude quake rattles west coast

Nicaragua earthquake: 6.1-magnitude quake rattles west coast

VALLE SAN FRANCISCO, Nicaragua, April 11 (UPI) -- Earthquake in Nicaragua damages 1,000 homes and injures 33 people.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
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Havana summit calls for independent Puerto Rico

HAVANA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Latin American states arrayed in opposition to U.S. influence in the region want an independent Puerto Rico to formalize its membership of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said.
No more presidential term limits for Nicaragua

No more presidential term limits for Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Nicaraguan National Assembly voted Tuesday to amend the constitution, allowing President Daniel Ortega to run for a third term in 2016.
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Nicaraguan lawmakers vote constitution reforms into law

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Nicaraguan lawmakers voted a new constitution into law, clearing the way for President Daniel Ortega's indefinite re-election.
Nicaraguan Embassy in Moscow receives Snowden's asylum request

Nicaraguan Embassy in Moscow receives Snowden's asylum request

MOSCOW, July 8 (UPI) -- The Nicaraguan Embassy in Moscow received an official asylum request from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, an embassy spokesman said Monday.

Bolivia offers former U.S. intelligence contractor asylum

CARACAS, Venezuela, July 6 (UPI) -- Bolivia Saturday became the third South American county to offer asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Petrocaribe weighs Venezuela's post-Chavez oil diplomacy

CARACAS, Venezuela, July 2 (UPI) -- Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lavished gifts of cheap oil on neighbors sympathetic to either his populism or strident anti-American rhetoric. With Chavez gone, many recipients of that largesse are wondering if successor President Nicolas Maduro will continue the aid in kind worth millions of dollars.

Approval of Nicaraguan canal criticized

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, June 14 (UPI) -- Nicaraguan lawmakers approved the construction of a transoceanic canal that would cost $40 billion and span 180 miles, but experts say it may never be built.

Obama pitches economic cooperation to Latin American leaders

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama made a pitch for regional economic cooperation Friday before sitting down to dinner with Latin American leaders.

Venezuelans wait for hours to view Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.

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Nicaraguan volcano forces evacuations

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Emergency officials said they evacuated more than 300 families in Nicaragua because of increased activity of the San Cristobal Volcano.

Honduras builds up navy to deal with drugs

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Honduras is building up its naval force to deal with the escalating problem of drug trafficking that has led to increased addiction as well as abuse of the country's terrain for cross-border smuggling.

Sandinista's last surviving founder dies

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, May 1 (UPI) -- The last surviving founder of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista National Liberation Front has died at a military hospital, the government said.

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Iran seeks South American support over crisis

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won support from Latin America's left-wing populist leaders in Venezuela and Nicaragua as he set off for talks in Havana with Cuban President Raul Castro and conclusive meetings in Ecuador.
Keep an eye on Latin America, critic warns

Keep an eye on Latin America, critic warns

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. lawmaker lashed out of the White House for doing little to curb the rise of dictatorship in Latin America and regional alliances with Iran.
Chavez: U.S. 'empire' must be stopped

Chavez: U.S. 'empire' must be stopped

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Washington is a dangerous imperialist that must be stopped, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said -- while Iran's visiting president said he loved Americans.
U.S. expels Venezuelan consul as spy

U.S. expels Venezuelan consul as spy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The State Department booted a Venezuelan consul general over an alleged plot among Venezuela Iran and Cuba diplomats to start a cyberattack against Washington.

Ortega wins new term in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega breezed to re-election, results showed Monday, but his closest challenger said the election was fraudulent.

Ortega leads Nicaragua presidential polls

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Polls had incumbent Daniel Ortega favored as Nicaraguans went to vote for president Sunday, observers said.

Analysts: Ortega headed for re-election

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Polls ahead of this weekend's election in Nicaragua suggest President Daniel Ortega is headed for re-election, electoral analysts say.
Cables show Nicaragua biz group at work

Cables show Nicaragua biz group at work

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Nicaragua used his position to undermine President Daniel Ortega, leaked diplomatic cables show.
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