Daniel Ortega marked the beginning of his third term as Nicaragua's president during an inauguration ceremony Tuesday -- an event both buoyed by his pledges of moderation and marred by months of discord over voter irregularities.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Nicaragua on Tuesday, the second stop of his five-day tour of Latin America.
Nicaragua's election officials have officially declared President Daniel Ortega's victory, but opponents are protesting the results.
Left-leaning Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega easily won re-election with more than double the votes of his closest rival, election officials said on Monday, amid complaints of voting irregularities.
Nicaragua's constitution bars presidents from being re-elected, but that is not stopping President Daniel Ortega from running in his sixth straight presidential race. Going into Sunday's vote, he is leading the polls in a three-man race.
Rina strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane off the coast of Central America on Monday, as officials in Nicaragua searched for more than two dozen missing storm evacuees.
A tropical depression formed in the western Caribbean Sea on Sunday, and is likely to become Tropical Storm Rina as it skirts the Honduran coastline, the National Hurricane Center said.
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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega opened the door to the possibility of his country going back to international bodies in an attempt to get a $17 billion payout from the United States.
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Costa Rica and Nicaragua both must refrain from sending or maintaining civilians, security forces or police in a disputed border area, the International Court of Justice ordered Tuesday, offering each side something it could claim as a victory.
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Costa Rica will take its border dispute with Nicaragua to international court Tuesday.
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Costa Rica has taken its border dispute with Nicaragua to international court, repeating claims that its territory has been invaded.
The permanent council of the Organization of American States has approved a resolution asking troops to withdraw from the disputed border area between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Costa Rica will take its border dispute with Nicaragua to the United Nations and the International Court of Justice, if a resolution is not found, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla said.
The secretary-general of the Organization of American States announced Monday that the two sides in a Central American border dispute had agreed to talks, but the responses from Costa Rica and Nicaragua showed that they remained far from resolution.
Google Maps has retraced the border between two Central American countries after a territory dispute developed.
The accuracy of Google Maps has been pulled into a debate about the border between two Central American countries.
The Organization of American States will send its secretary-general to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to mediate a border dispute between the two countries, the body announced Thursday.
Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla is urging citizens to exercise restraint as her government seeks a diplomatic course to resolve a boundary dispute with neighboring Nicaragua.
Costa Rica on Wednesday made its case in front of the permanent council of the Organization of American States that Nicaraguan troops had made an incursion onto their territory.
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Nicaragua's president is calling on U.S. authorities to investigate the death of a Nicaraguan diplomat as quickly as possible so his body can be returned home.
A Nicaraguan diplomat is found dead with his throat slashed in his New York apartment. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
Tropical Storm Matthew was strengthening Friday and could become a hurricane -- bringing heavy rains, flash floods and mudslides to Central America, forecasters said.
Panamanian officials have unearthed three bodies linked to the five slayings an American man has confessed to committing, the lead prosecutor in the case told CNN.
Panamanian authorities began searching Tuesday afternoon for the bodies of five people that an American man has confessed to killing, the lead prosecutor in the case told CNN.
William Adolfo Cortez -- the man suspected in four homicides in Panama, including the death of one American -- and his wife were arrested in Nicaragua on Monday, a Costa Rican official told CNN.
Hurricane Ida made landfall Thursday morning over east central Nicaragua, pelting the Central American nation with heavy rain and weakening to a tropical storm.
Nicaragua's total ban on abortion is a "cruel, inhuman disgrace" that's led to the rise in maternal deaths, human rights organization Amnesty International has said.
Ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya returned to Nicaragua late Friday night after briefly entering his home country from which he was removed in a military coup nearly a month ago.
Venezuela has promised to give Nicaragua $50 million to replace money that the United States said this week it would withhold from the Central American country, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Saavedra said Saturday.
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Five people died and more than 80 were injured when a commercial airliner overshot the runway into an adjoining street, crushing three vehicles and splitting into three sections before resting a few feet from a house, officials said.
Cars drive through ankle-deep water as Tropical Storm Alma pelts Managua with rain and wind.
Three names -- Dean, Felix and Noel -- were permanently retired from the list of Atlantic hurricane names after storms bearing those monikers in 2007 caused damage in the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and elsewhere, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday.
The country's ex-Marxist president says that the economic basket case can become the bread basket of Latin America, precisely because its farms are so backward
Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega said Thursday that the nation is breaking relations with Colombia "in solidarity with the Ecuadoran people."
An American man held in a Nicaraguan jail was released Friday and left the country, four days after a court overturned his conviction on charges of murdering his former girlfriend.
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Felix losing strength
Rescuers searched for survivors of Hurricane Felix on Thursday as the death toll from the powerful storm rose to nearly 100, according to The Associated Press.
Hurricane Felix has killed 21 people in Nicaragua and another 200 were missing, said the U.S. military's Southern Command, citing Nicaraguan officials.
Felix Hits Honduras
Nicaragua emergency chief Ramon Arnesto Soza said Thursday the death toll in Nicaragua from Hurricane Felix has risen to more than 40.
Hurricane Henriette threatened Mexico's mainland Wednesday, while the weakening remnants of Hurricane Felix dumped heavy rain over Central America
Mexico gets drenched
Felix was barely clinging to hurricane status Tuesday, but the storm still posed a "major flood threat" and could dump as much as 2 feet of rain in some areas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Felix increased in strength in the early hours of Tuesday as it barreled toward Central America, where it is expected to come ashore along the Nicaragua-Honduras border.
Hurricane Felix has grown to a "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm packing winds up to 165 mph (270 kph), the National Hurricane Center said late Sunday.
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Hundreds of villagers on a tiny Caribbean island hiked into the mountains Friday, fleeing a powerful tropical storm that engulfed Providencia in heavy winds and rain.
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