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Nicaraguan ships arrive in waters disputed by Colombia: Ortega

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said on Monday his country's ships already were exercising sovereignty over resource-rich Caribbean waters claimed by Colombia but granted to the Central American nation by an international court last week.Full story

Nicaraguan volcano spews ash cloud, residents evacuated

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua's highest volcano belched an ash plume up to 3 miles into the atmosphere on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of nearby residents. Full story

Nicaragua nabs Mexican cop, others with $7 million posing as reporters

MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaraguan police have detained 18 people, including a Mexican policeman, posing as journalists while trying to enter Honduras with millions of dollars in cash, the country's police chief said on Friday. Full story

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