El Salvador

Magnitude 7.0 quake shakes Central America

Tremor hits off the coast of El Salvador, and was also felt in Nicaragua, which is being lashed by a hurricane.

Magnitude 7.0 quake shakes Central America

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan leftist Ortega storms to landslide victory

Former Sandinista guerrilla wins with 72 percent of the vote as opposition vows to "fight" the outcome.

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega storms to landslide victory

Nicaragua

Nicaragua president Ortega on course for third term

Ortega leads polls with 71 percent of votes, according to electoral authorities, as opposition contests turnout.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua vote to cement Ortega's decade-long rule

Nicaraguans vote in general election seen likely to deliver a third consecutive term to President Daniel Ortega.

Nicaragua vote to cement Ortega's decade-long rule

TechKnow

Nicaragua's great divide

We visit Nicaragua to find out how a massive China-led engineering project is dividing the nation.

Opinion

What's left of the Latin American left?

Protests against corruption and the electoral shifts point to a region that has consolidated democratic governance.

Hisham Aidi

by Hisham Aidi

Hisham Aidi

Women Make Change

Gaining Ground: Nicaragua's Women Coffee Farmers

One organisation helps women in rural Nicaragua to escape poverty by gaining land rights and farming skills.

Politics

Nicaraguan police clash with protesters in capital

Police detain government opponents demanding fair elections ahead of 2016 national poll.

Nicaraguan police clash with protesters in capital

Opinion

The fantasy of an Iran-US partnership

Iran remains profoundly sceptical of US intentions and professed determination to degrade and destroy ISIL.

Seyed Mohammad Marandi

by Seyed Mohammad Marandi

Seyed Mohammad Marandi

Opinion

Is Russia overstretching itself?

After Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, Georgians have cause for concern.

Luke Coffey

by Luke Coffey

Luke Coffey

Counting the Cost

Qatar's flights of the future

We head to the Airbus delivery center in Toulouse and discuss Kenya’s energy-harnessing schemes.

Counting the Cost

China’s Nicaragua ambitions

How do Beijing's grand infrastructure deals fit into the nation's broader ambitions?

Opinion

From Panama to Ferguson: Countering the devaluation of black lives

The 25th anniversary of the US invasion of Panama is a reminder that US state violence is not confined to its borders.

Janvieve Williams Comrie

by Janvieve Williams Comrie

Janvieve Williams Comrie

Latin America

Protest against Nicaragua canal turns violent

At least 21 injured and 33 arrested as protesters opposing the construction of a shipping canal clash with police.

Protest against Nicaragua canal turns violent

Business & Economy

Nicaragua breaks ground on canal project

Chinese-backed $50bn project aims to rival Panama's waterway and revitalise second-poorest economy in the Americas.

Nicaragua breaks ground on canal project