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US would be willing to invest in Nicaragua canal

A U.S. Department of Commerce official says the United States and U.S. investors would be willing to invest in the building of a canal across the middle of Nicaragua as long as the process is transparent. Full story

Insight: Chinese whispers: Who wants to bet on the 'Nicaragua Canal'?

MANAGUA/PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - For centuries since the colonization of the New World, entrepreneurs have dreamed of building a canal spanning Nicaragua to make it easier to tap Asia's riches. Full story

Nicaraguan assembly OKs $40 billion Chinese canal to rival Panama's

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan lawmakers granted a 50-year concession to a Chinese company on Thursday for it to design, build and manage a shipping channel across the Central American nation that would compete with the Panama Canal. Full story

Honduras complains about "threatening" El Salvador, Nicaragua boats

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran President Porfirio Lobo on Thursday said he had complained to El Salvador and Nicaragua about the presence of "threatening" boats in a shared gulf that gives the nations access to the Pacific Ocean. Full story

Mennonite minister sentenced in international kidnapping case

(Reuters) - A Mennonite minister was sentenced in Vermont on Monday to more than two years in prison for helping a woman flee to Nicaragua with her daughter to evade court orders granting visitation rights to the woman's former lesbian partner. Full story

Hundreds evacuate from volcano in Nicaragua

   Some 300 families living on the flanks of the highest volcano in Nicaragua have been advised to leave after it began spewing hot gas and ash. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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People walk past members of the Nicaraguan Army practicing ahead of a ceremony to commemorate its founding, in Managua
People walk past members of the Nicaraguan Army practicing ahead of a ceremony to commemorate its founding, in Managua

A woman selling mangoes walks her son past members of the Nicaraguan Army taking part in a practice session ahead of a ceremony to commemorate its founding, at the Revolution Square in Managua July 30, 2013. The Nicaraguan Army are preparing to celebrate the 34th anniversary of its founding on Septe

Children walk past members of the Nicaraguan Army practicing ahead of a ceremony to commemorate its founding, in Managua
Children walk past members of the Nicaraguan Army practicing ahead of a ceremony to commemorate its founding, in Managua

Children walk past members of the Nicaraguan Army taking part in a practice session ahead of a ceremony to commemorate its founding, at the Revolution Square in Managua July 30, 2013. The Nicaraguan Army are preparing to celebrate the 34th anniversary of its founding on September 2. REUTERS/Oswaldo

Supporters of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega hold Nicaraguan flags during the inauguration of a monument in Managua
Supporters of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega hold Nicaraguan flags during the inauguration of a monument in Managua

Supporters of Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega hold Nicaraguan flags during the inauguration of a monument in honor of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Managua July 28, 2013. The 10-metre high monument was inaugurated at Bolivar Avenue to commemorate the 59th birthday of the late Venezuel