US border encounters jump amid increased migration from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba
US Customs and Border Protection encounters along the US-Mexico border have already topped 2 million so far this fiscal year, according to newly released agency data, with migration from countries... #encounters #usmexico #borderencounters (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Biden urges Mexico to take migrants under COVID expulsion order he promised to end
As border crossings have soared to record highs, U.S. President Joe Biden's administration is quietly pressing Mexico to accept more migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela under a COVID-19... #bordercrossings #migrants (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russia to launch major military drills with China and others
Vostok 2022 military manoeuvres to be held September 1-7 with forces from China, Syria, India, Nicaragua and elsewhere. #vostok2022 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising Sea Levels, Drought, Hurricanes and Deforestation Threaten Latin America and the Caribbean
Coastal view from the Kalinago Territory in Dominica. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 2022 (IPS) The highest deforestation rates since 2009. The third most active hurricane season on record. Extreme rainfall, floods, and landslides displaced tens of thousands of people. Rising sea levels. Glaciers in Peru lost more than half their size. Add the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix, and 2021 was a challenging year for Latin America and the Caribbean. That’s according to the World Meteorological Organization’s State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 202...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Biodiversity Climate Action Climate Change COVID-19 Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Latin America & the Caribbean Sustainable Development Goals TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Small-Scale Fishers in Central America Demand Social Security Policies
Salvadoran fisherman Nicolás Ayala, 63, walks to his boat at the San Luis La Herradura pier, on the Pacific coast of El Salvador, to begin a 24-hour fishing stint offshore. He said that due to the lack of a breakwater at the mouth, where the sea meets the estuary, boats have capsized and some of his colleagues have drowned, leaving their families unprotected because they have no kind of insurance. CREDIT: Edgardo Ayala/IPSBy Edgardo AyalaSAN LUIS LA HERRADURA, El Salvador , Jun 17 2022 (IPS) At the pier, Salvadoran fisherman Nicolás Ayala checked the pocket of his pants to make sure he was carrying the hypertension pills...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Edgardo Ayala Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Featured Food and Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations #Fishers Source Type: news

U.S. bars Cuba, Venezuela from Americas summit; Mexican leader sits out
The White House excluded Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas this week, prompting Mexico's president to make good on a threat to skip the event. #thewhitehouse #summitoftheamericas (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stars at Noon ’ Review: Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn Work Up a Sweat in Claire Denis’s Seductive Central American Escapade
Early in “Stars at Noon,” Yank journalist Trish gazes wistfully at a yellowed black-and-white photo of Nicaraguan resistance fighters, framed and tacked to the wall of the grim Managua … #nicaraguan #yank #starsatnoon #resistancefighters #trish #managua #clairedenis #joealwynworkupasweat (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicaragua ’s universities stagger under government pressure
Science,<a href="https://www.science.org/toc/science/376/6592">Volume 376, Issue 6592</a>, Page 445-445, April 2022. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Sofia Moutinho Source Type: news

‘Sharp rise’ in Nicaraguans fleeing to Costa Rica, strains asylum system
Around three per cent of Costa Rica’s population is now made up of Nicaraguan refugees and asylum seekers, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pathways to change: three decades of feminist research and activism to end violence against women in Nicaragua - Ellsberg M, Quintanilla M, Ugarte WJ.
This paper presents the results of nearly three decades of partnership between feminist researchers and activists to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) in Nicaragua. A household survey conducted in 1995 in Le ón, the country's second-largest c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Inflation Paranoia Threatens Recovery
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 2022 (IPS) Inflation hawks are winning the day. The latest ‘beggar thyself’ race to raise interest rates has begun. This ostensibly responds to the spectre of runaway inflation, supposedly retarding economic growth and progress, and thus threatening central bank ‘credibility’. Anis ChowdhuryInflation fetish The ‘one size fits all’ policy of raising interest rates to contain inflation is being touted again, the world over. This will surely kill national efforts to revive economies reeling from COVID-19 pandemic slowdowns. Central banks in ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Climate Change COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Financial Crisis Global Headlines TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment IPS UN Bureau Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

China Opens Embassy in Nicaragua for First Time since 1990 after Taiwan Ties Cut
By Genevieve Donnellon-MayAUSTRALIA, Jan 10 2022 (IPS) For the first time since 1990, China has (re)opened an embassy in Managua, Nicaragua, less than a month after Nicaragua cut ties with Taiwan. The (re)opening of the embassy on January 1, 2022 comes amidst the backdrop of US-China tensions, particularly over trade and Taiwan, as well as worsening Cross-Straits relations. Genevieve Donnellon-MayChina and Nicaragua officially (re)established diplomatic relations last month. On December 10, Asia time, diplomatic relations between China and Nicaragua were officially established. The official “Joint Communiqué on the Res...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Genevieve Donnellon-May Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Economy & Trade Headlines TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

"If it's not femicide, it's still murder": contestations over femicide in Nicaragua - Neumann P.
Nicaragua has the dubious distinction of being one of the only countries in the world that has intentionally weakened its existing legislation penalizing the crime of femicide (femicidio), the murder of women due to their gender. Drawing on ethnographic fi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The vulnerability of women living homeless in Nicaragua: a comparison between homeless women and men in a low-income country - V ázquez JJ, Cala-Montoya CA, Berríos A.
This article takes a gender perspective approach to a series of issues that may affect the vulnerability of people in a homeless situation in Nicaragua, focusing particularly on women. The study was completed using data obtained from two similarly-sized sa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

After Nicaragua flips, U.S. sanctions seen pushing Central America towards China
A creeping barrage of U.S. sanctions on top Central American officials has made China an attractive partner for governments resisting Washington's push to tackle corruption and democratic... #centralamerica (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news