World Dec 23

Nicaragua begins construction on new 173-mile transoceanic canal

Work begins today on the $50 billion Nicaragua Canal after the Nicaraguan government and the Chinese investment firm, HKND, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday. The ceremony was held away from the construction in Managua, Nicaragua’s capital, amid protests against…

Health Nov 15

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One Mother’s Story of Teen Pregnancy in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Marling del Socorro Valverdi balances a restless baby on her hip as she tries to attach yards of red and green crepe paper to a drab newsprint pinata shell. In the Valverdi family, pinata sales equal dinner…

Watch a preview of the NewsHour's two upcoming pieces from Nicaragua below, and read Ray Suarez's reflections on the political situation in the country. Friday on the NewsHour, Ray looks at what's at stake in the upcoming Nicaraguan elections, and…

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