Criminal

Crime never stops

It seems the robberies never stop. 2 suffers just had an attempted hold up at Tamarindo beach. This happened one day ago. One perpetrator with a gun and the other with a machete. Both had on mask. The suffers were held at gun point while one held the gun and the other went thru the car.

No police report was made. Why bother they do nothing.

I see on another post that the Nicaraguan Police are training the Venezuela Police. The blind leading the blind. Another country not to go to.

Until more people are killed this will not stop. That is on both sides. Sad but true.

How Should We Deal with Crime?

The title is the question. By "we" I mean all of us that live in Nicaragua. I am, however, specifically interested in crime other than in Managua. I will explain why and also try to offer some realistic talking points.

Nicaragua, like so many Third World countries, has a relatively small and inexpensive government. While the Nicaraguan government does try to provide important services including education and health care, everything is on a budget. Police protection is certainly one of those items on a budget.

Nicaragua must put an end to rape and sexual abuse of girls

In a press release, timed to coincide with their 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender violence, Amnesty International calls for an end to rape and sexual abuse of girls in Nicaragua.

"According to police statistics, between 1998 and 2008, more than 14,000 cases were reported. Two thirds of the victims were under the age of 17." Sadly, it is believed that the majority of cases go unreported.

Full Article

Nicaragua Police Train Venezuelan Cops

in an attempt to cut down homicide rate:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/23/world/americas/23venez.html?th&emc=th

From the article:

"It (Venezuela) recently created a security force, the Bolivarian National Police, and a new Experimental Security University where police recruits get training from advisers from Cuba and Nicaragua, two allies that have historically maintained murder rates among Latin America’s lowest. "

Another good thing about Nicaragua.

Heads up for a very dishonest computer tech in Granada

On May 20 my PC went to blue screen hell & a gringo friend recommended a competent computer tech named Saul Gusman....He resurrected the PC but installed at least 3 malware programs including a keystroke trojan called Win32:FignoTok...Since then my credit card , bank account & Amazon accounts have all been compromised.. Yesterday at the Polica Station filing a denuncio I found he has a file a mile high.....Just a heads up on one of the many crooks floating around the Gran Sultana

Theft, rip--off, extorsion and other horror stories. Experiences with crime in Nicaragua

Another post focused on Security Fences turned into a discussion about theft, how to deal with it and the rights of the homeowner.

I felt the subjects mentioned in the title of this post deserve their own Forum Post.

Please try to post anything addressing these issues to this thread in order to make it easier for people to research.

Head of Nicaraguan police unscathed after attack

Managua - The head of Nicaragua's police force, Commissioner Aminta Granera, was unscathed Sunday in a shooting at her home in an exclusive neighborhood of Managua.

Nicaraguan police said in a statement that the attackers were yet to be identified.

The front of Granera's home was hit in the attack, in which no one was injured, according to a statement read by police spokeswoman Vilma Reyes. Police have tightened security around Granera's home.

So you have become victim of a crime. What next?

The first thing ex-pat victims of crime need to learn is how the legal system in Nicaragua works. I am sure Paul Tiffer would be more qualified than I to explain but I'll give it a try. Paul please correct any mistakes I make here and help us clearing up the mystery shrouding the legal process.

OCAVI - Observatorio Centroamericano sobre Violencia

Regional research and reports: OCAVI

File your denuncias on line

The Nicaraguan National Police have a swell new web site lots of news & info as well as an online form to file that denuncio against the neighbor http://www.policia.gob.ni/acerca_de_nosotros.htm

Nicaraguans Detained for Deadly Ambush on US Navy

By Blake Schmidt

Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Nicaraguan authorities detained 14 suspects for involvement in an ambush on navy patrol boats that left two senior officers dead and five sailors injured yesterday in the indigenous Caribbean coastal community Walpasiksa, police spokeswoman Vilma Reyes said.

Nicaragua 2009 Crime & Safety Report

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), a US Federal Advisory Committee providing security information to the American business and private sector, published its Nicaragua 2009 Crime & Safety Report on August 26th. From the 2009 report: "The crime rate in Nicaragua is presently classified as critical by the U.S. Government. While the crime rate in many areas in Nicaragua may seem similar to many large U.S.

Jackson Briceño, a former US resident died on the way to hospital with five stab wounds

Nicaragua's El Nuevo Diario reported on Saturday that 45 year-old Jackson Briceño, a former US resident who had moved to the Central American country two years ago "to enjoy his savings, after a life of work in the United States", died on the way to a hospital after being found at home with five stab wounds ("When love kills", Dec. 13, 2008).

Do you know C.A. ex pat writer & curmudgeon Joe Bageant?

His essay on crime as seen from the small fishing village in Belize rings true here in Nicaragua too.. He seems like some one I should have known about before now...maybe he's gone viral...

http://www.joebageant.com/joe/2008/01/crime-punishmen.html

Popoyo Land Dispute update

(Note: I have no direct interest in this specific location, but do have property in the general area. My main issue is that the local peoples should be respected and greedy gringos are bad for maintaining good relations with the rest of us.)

Just noticed this blog from the indigenous community was recently updated: http://playapopoyo.blogspot.com/2009/01/photos-from-land.html

It links to photos (Facebook required)

And that P Christopher's Finca de Popoyo (aka Flor de Mayo) website has been updated: http://www.fincapopoyo.com/

Looks like they are actively selling at the site.

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