Nicaragua Daily update ⋅ February 21, 2018
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Mission of Hope team heads to Nicaragua Plattsburgh Press Republican
A busload of North Country Mission of Hope volunteers heads for Newark Liberty International Airport. PHOTO PROVIDED. PERU — A busload of North Country Mission of Hope volunteers headed for Newark Liberty International Airport overnight Monday into Tuesday, where they caught a flight on the ...


Do you know the connection between St. Teresa of Avila, Our Lady, and Nicaragua? Aleteia EN
Nuestra Señora de la Concepcion de El Viejo, patron of Nicaragua, literally means “Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of the Old Man.” In this case, El Viejo is a town, named in honor of one of St. Teresa of Avila's brothers, who lived there in his old age. Multiple accounts suggest it was her brother ...


Penn State Women's Soccer Raising Money For Soccer Without Borders Trip To Nicaragua Onward State
The Lady Lions soccer team will head to Granada, Nicaragua over spring break for a nine-day community service trip called Soccer Without Borders. Soccer Without Borders is an international nonprofit organization that uses soccer as a way to help underprivileged communities. Penn State women's ...


Islanders helping solve sexual abuse abroad Kitsap Sun
But if you are a 16-year-old living in a small town in Nicaragua and your neighbor, your schoolmate, or your uncle assaults you, you know better than to speak out. Don't tell. Don't ask for justice. And don't think it won't happen again — it might even be your fault. In Nicaragua domestic and sexual abuse ...


University of Florida among Peace Corps' 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges & Universities University of Florida
Daniela Pulido of Weston, Florida graduated from UF in 2015 and is serving as a secondary English teacher in Nicaragua. “What I loved about my experience at UF is the incredible professors we have. During my senior year I decided I wanted to know more about Latino culture & literature and took ...


Spring Hill College International Service Immersion Program makes annual trip AL.com (blog)
ISIP members once again partnered with Hand in Hand Ministries in Managua, Nicaragua to build a portion of a home for a local family. This group also provided aid for Hand in Hand Ministry's scholarship program, Pathways to Change, which gives educational assistance and tutoring to children so ...


On This Day: Nicaraguan rebel leader Sandino killed UPI.com
In 1934, Nicaraguan guerrilla leader Cesar Augusto Sandino was killed by members of the country's national guard. In 1953, Francis Crick and James D. Watson discovered the double helix structure of the DNA molecule. In 1965, Black Muslim leader Malcolm X was assassinated at a rally in New York.


Women's Equality: Many Top Retirement Havens Outrank the US—Internationaliving.com PR Web (press release)
Nicaragua has many surprises and these two may be the most stunning—40% of the political parties are made up by women and all elections (president, mayor, etc.) must consist of a male and female candidate on the same ticket,” says IL Nicaragua Correspondent, Bonnie Hayman who lives in San ...


Korea signs free trade deal with Central America as first in Asia The Korea Herald
... Salvador's Economy Minister Tharsis Salomon Lopez Guzman (from left), Honduras' Minister of Economic Development Arnaldo Castillo, Costa Rica's Minister of Foreign Trade Alexander Mora, Nicaragua's Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce Orlando Salvador Solorzano Delgadillo and ...

South Korea signs Central American free trade deal - Manila Bulletin
S. Korea signs Central American free trade deal - The Malaysian Insight
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Dreamers and Trump: a rude awakening? Raddington Report (blog)
Poverty can be largely ruled out as the main factor driving Central America's violence, as the region's lowest murder rate belongs to its poorest country, Nicaragua. Much like El Salvador, Nicaragua was a crucial Cold War battleground, battered by decades of US-fuelled armed conflict. Civil wars and ...