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
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
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
(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
Workers in Central American sugarcane fields are dying of chronic kidney disease at an astonishing rate and experts are unable to say why.
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 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 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