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Clashes erupt at Nicaragua electoral reform protests

Riot police have clashed with protesters in Nicaragua who are demanding fair elections ahead of the 2016 ballot which is expected to return Daniel

Riot police have clashed with protesters in Nicaragua who are demanding fair elections ahead of the 2016 ballot which is expected to return Daniel

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Volcano's eruption caught on camera in Nicaragua

This is the dramatic amateur footage from Nicaragua captured by visitors to the country’s Telica volcano, who found themselves close by when it

This is the dramatic amateur footage from Nicaragua captured by visitors to the country’s Telica volcano, who found themselves close by when it

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Nicaragua announces start of work on China-backed canal

The groundbreaking ceremony on Monday marks the beginning of work on a canal to rival Panama's waterway and boost the economy amid concerns over Lake Nicaragua.

The groundbreaking ceremony on Monday marks the beginning of work on a canal to rival Panama's waterway and boost the economy amid concerns over Lake Nicaragua.

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In Hippocrates footsteps

Medicine is constantly evolving as new discoveries are made. In this edition of Learning World we look at how medical education is keeping pace with

Medicine is constantly evolving as new discoveries are made. In this edition of Learning World we look at how medical education is keeping pace with

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Thousands protest over Nicaragua canal project

They came in their thousands, angry and anxious over a canal construction project in Nicaragua that many fear will obliterate their homes and

They came in their thousands, angry and anxious over a canal construction project in Nicaragua that many fear will obliterate their homes and

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Deadly rains in Nicaragua

Heavy rains hit Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, on Thursday night. Nine people have died when five homes were crushed. Rescue teams extracted

Heavy rains hit Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, on Thursday night. Nine people have died when five homes were crushed. Rescue teams extracted

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'Chinese out!' cry anti-canal protesters in Nicaragua

“Chinese out!” That was the chant from demonstrators in Nicaragua, where a planned new shipping channel to be built across the Central American

“Chinese out!” That was the chant from demonstrators in Nicaragua, where a planned new shipping channel to be built across the Central American

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Search continues for men in Nicaraguan gold mine after 20 rescued

Rescue workers have freed 20 miners who were trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua. Twenty-nine workers were initially

Rescue workers have freed 20 miners who were trapped in a gold mine after a landslide in northern Nicaragua. Twenty-nine workers were initially

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Nicaragua shaken by second earthquake

Just as residents of Managua were clearing up the damage from an earthquake on Thursday, a second earthquake struck Nicaragua on Friday. Measuring

Just as residents of Managua were clearing up the damage from an earthquake on Thursday, a second earthquake struck Nicaragua on Friday. Measuring

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Rural education

Working on the land is considered by many to be a low status job. Farm workers generally earn low wages for hard labour and tend to have limited

Working on the land is considered by many to be a low status job. Farm workers generally earn low wages for hard labour and tend to have limited

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US fugitive is arrested in Nicaragua

A man on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list has been arrested in Nicaragua. School teacher Eric Justin Toth is suspected of child pornography

A man on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list has been arrested in Nicaragua. School teacher Eric Justin Toth is suspected of child pornography

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Nicaragua: Fugitive on FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list arrested

One of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted has been arrested by the Nicaraguan police. Former Washington DC schoolteacher Eric Justin Toth is suspected of

One of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted has been arrested by the Nicaraguan police. Former Washington DC schoolteacher Eric Justin Toth is suspected of

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People refuse to flee Nicaraguan volcano

In Nicaragua, around 400 people living near the San Cristobal volcano have been ordered to leave their homes because of a series of small eruptions

In Nicaragua, around 400 people living near the San Cristobal volcano have been ordered to leave their homes because of a series of small eruptions

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Mothers of Mexican missing migrants demand action

Thirty-eight mothers are on a journey through Mexico in memory of their missing loved ones and to demand greater action by the government to protect

Thirty-eight mothers are on a journey through Mexico in memory of their missing loved ones and to demand greater action by the government to protect

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'Mexican TV crew' allegedly smuggles cash into Nicaragua

Eighteen Mexican nationals are due to stand trial in Nicaragua after an alleged attempt to smuggle 9.2 million US dollars in cash through the

Eighteen Mexican nationals are due to stand trial in Nicaragua after an alleged attempt to smuggle 9.2 million US dollars in cash through the

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Ortega sworn in forthird term as president

Visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined leaders from Central America in congratulating Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega as he was sworn in for

Visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined leaders from Central America in congratulating Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega as he was sworn in for

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Fatal clashes as Nicaragua rivals dispute Ortega victory

Violence in the wake of Nicaragua’s disputed presidential election has left at least four people dead and dozens of police officers injured. Police

Violence in the wake of Nicaragua’s disputed presidential election has left at least four people dead and dozens of police officers injured. Police

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Protest erupt over Ortega victory in Nicaragua

Violence has broken out in Nicaragua in protest over disputed presidential election results. Hundreds of people took the streets of the capital

Violence has broken out in Nicaragua in protest over disputed presidential election results. Hundreds of people took the streets of the capital

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Ortega wins back-to-back terms in Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s outgoing leader Daniel Ortega appears to be heading for a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election. Early results

Nicaragua’s outgoing leader Daniel Ortega appears to be heading for a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election. Early results

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Ortega set for re-election in Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega looks set to be re-elected. Despite some allegations of election fraud, the former Marxist guerilla leader is

Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega looks set to be re-elected. Despite some allegations of election fraud, the former Marxist guerilla leader is

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Ortega set for victory in Nicaraguan vote

Nicaraguans are voting in a presidential ballot that looks set to hand incumbent Daniel Ortega a second term. The country has enjoyed strong

Nicaraguans are voting in a presidential ballot that looks set to hand incumbent Daniel Ortega a second term. The country has enjoyed strong

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Nicaraguans stick with Ortega

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega looks certain to be reelected in the country’s election on Sunday. The leftist former Sandinista commander has

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega looks certain to be reelected in the country’s election on Sunday. The leftist former Sandinista commander has

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Heavy rains flood Central America

Scores of people have been killed in floods and landslides throughout Central America triggered by days of persistent heavy rain. El Salvador has

Scores of people have been killed in floods and landslides throughout Central America triggered by days of persistent heavy rain. El Salvador has

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The fight for Nicaragua's disabled people

War, revolution and natural disasters remain in living memory for many people in Nicaragua, one of Central America’s poorest countries. For

War, revolution and natural disasters remain in living memory for many people in Nicaragua, one of Central America’s poorest countries. For

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Ousted president steps back onto Honduran soil

Ousted president Manuel Zelaya has stepped back briefly into his homeland Honduras in defiance of the military. Accompanied by a pack of

Ousted president Manuel Zelaya has stepped back briefly into his homeland Honduras in defiance of the military. Accompanied by a pack of