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's great divide

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

Poverty & Development

What's left of the Latin American left?

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

by 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.


Nicaraguan police clash with protesters in capital

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


The fantasy of an Iran-US partnership

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

by Seyed Mohammad Marandi


Is Russia overstretching itself?

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

by 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?

US & Canada

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.

by 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.

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 canal project not without downside

Government says Chinese-backed cross-country waterway will help economy, but environmental impact remains a concern.


Nicaraguans protest against canal plan

Waterway project awarded to Chinese-born businessman to affect nearly 300 communities and displace many families.

Latin America

Nicaragua's staggering child-sex abuse rates

Latin American nation of six million has one of the highest rates of sexual violence against girls in the world.