Rosario Murillo’s influence is already seen in the huge metal “trees of life” she had erected around the capital, and her rousing daily messages mixing new age philosophy with the glorification of the 1979 Sandinista Revolution.
In the past 10 years, approximately 100 people have been killed during confrontations between locals and settlers, according to a local human rights organization. Over half of the victims were killed in 2015.
Over 1,000 Cubans migrants have been stuck in Costa Rica since Sunday when Nicaragua shut the border to them. The numbers keep growing as ever more Cubans arrive at the bottleneck spurred by fears of imminent changes to their special immigration status.
The Hong Kong-financed project could double the country's GDP, but threatens endangered cats and an estimated 119,000 indigenous people.
'We're Not Going Down Without a Fight': Nicaraguans Draw Battle Lines Over $50 Billion Grand Transoceanic Canal
The vast Chinese project to build a rival to the Panama Canal has divided the country more than perhaps any other issue since the Contra war of the 1980s.
Russia is gaining influence in Central America in exchange for helping Nicaragua cut down on trafficking and explore the universe.