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Best Mojado Destination

Recently, one family member tried unsuccessfully to go to the U.S. "wet" and another long-term U.S. illegal resident was deported. While I know other Nicaraguans that are in the U.S. illegally as well a others that have gone to Costa Rica illegally, I have heard there is a new destination: Spain.

Tourists vs. "I Live Here"

The Mandarin Sun has an article by Avi Richman (ok, maybe he should have changed his name) about living in Nicaragua. He is in the Peace Corps and, good or bad, he is describing some real feelings. Note that this is on of his stories with, apparently, lots more to come.

Spain gets $100/barrel Oil

Spain just signed an agreement with Venezuela that gets it 10,000 barrels per day of oil at $100/barrel cash plus "extras". The deal is described by Hemcott.

Spanish Interview w/Jarquin

When Edmundo Jarquín was in Spain he was interviewed and the interview is published here. Yes, it is in Spanish. There is some useful information (his opinion) on a financial look at Nicaragua and why it is where it is. His punchline is:
Nicaragua no es un pais pobre, es un país emprobrecido.

Real Latin American News?

I recently found a news blog called Inca Kola News that seems to offer some useful information. While it claims an Latin American focus, everything I have read so far is related to South America. Rather than political, a lot of information seems to be financial.

Putting Presidential Politics in Perspective

In the Western Hemisphere there seem to be interesting stories going on related to governmental powers. While there are more that could be considered, the issues seem to be unfolding at the same time in Bolivia, Nicaragua and the United States. How they are being dealt with, however, is very different.

Many NicaLiving members are in or from the U.S. Hopefully this comparison

Governments and the IMF

We have recently been talking about the International Monetary Fund a lot. Just last month, it's relationship with the Nicaraguan government has been the subject for four articles: here, here, here, and here.

Comparing Nicaragua to Iraq

There is an interesting article in the Christian Science Monitor titled Want Democracy in Iraq?

IMF refuses to disburse US$39 million due to National Assembly failure to pass Anti Fraud Law

Source: http://www.nicanet.org/?p=491 Nicaragua Network Hotline (May 20, 2008)

IMF refuses to disburse US$39 million due to National Assembly failure to pass Anti Fraud Law

"My Questions For Obama"

"My Questions For Obama

The brightest and best of the presidential hopefuls seeks to extend a cruel, immoral Cuba blockade

By Fidel Castro

A Bullet or a Swiss Bank Account

Recently, I have heard people suggest that Ortega has a Swiss bank account and is funding that instead of helping the poor. Well, a friend just emailed me a link to an article titled A Bullet or a Swiss Bank Account. It is a short article which contains a video.

The Food Crisis and Corporate Profits

A Real News Network video talks about how the internationalization of food production over the past 30 years has created the current situation where profits of a few corporations soar as people starve. While Nicaragua is not specifically mentioned, it addresses the issues you see here. Specifically:

Interesting court ruling...

concerning a neighboring country.

Does a leader have the right to make agreements contrary to the constitution of the country?

And if it is determined that he does not posses this power, what sort of penalty will be handed to him?

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International Oil Demand

Bloomberg has an article about Venezuela signing a deal with China to form a joint venture that will produce oil in Venezuela's Orinoco Belt to supply a new 400,000 barrel-a-day refinery that will be built in China. That's a pretty big deal.

Rice Rationing

I was told about bulk rice rationing in the U.S. a few days ago. Well, it has made it to The (Real) News. This piece goes a bit beyond Costco and Sam's Club policies.

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