Teens with Cancer Quinceanera in Nicaragua
Teens With Cancer Get Their 'Quinceañera' In Nicaragua, Dance Partners Included
By Fox News Latino | 09/25/2013 - 13:00

For many a teenage girl in Latin America, a "quinceañera" party is a cherished rite of passage, a traditional coming-out celebration for 15-year-olds.

Not all families can afford the colorful gowns and other niceties for such parties, though. So for each of the past five years, Nicaragua's Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Cancer and Leukemia has put on a quinceañera for girls from poor, rural families — teens who have the added burden of dealing with cancer.


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American Man Held in Prison in Nicaragua -- "I Am 100% Innocent"
By Samantha Leal | 06/18/2012 - 09:48

An American man imprisoned in a Nicaraguan cell claims his innocence and attributes his survival thus far to "crackers and peanuts and raisins" in an exclusive phone conversation with CNN's Anderson Cooper


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Luis Enrique On New Album 'Soy y Sere': "I Want to Make My Own Sound"
By Smriti Mundhra | 07/12/2011 - 15:15

Salsa legend-in-the-making Luis Enrique struck gold with his last album Ciclos (it won two Latin Grammys, and a Grammy for Best Latin Tropical Album), so the pressure is on for his follow-up Soy y Sere, out July 19. This time, Enrique enlisted the help of two scorching hot up-and-comers—Latin Grammy’s Best New Artist Alex Cuba and breakthrough bachatero Prince Royce—to create a record that he calls “more danceable” than the last.


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5 Perks of Having 'Survivor' Season 21 in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
By Janel Martinez | 08/17/2010 - 11:00

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua—the laid back fishing town, turned tourist relaxation spot—is the destination for the new season of Survivor, premiering on CBS on Wednesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. Tune into Season 21 to see who will be the ultimate winner out of The Espada Tribe, the over 40 participants, or the La Flor Tribe, the 30 and younger crowd. Plus, there’s a Latina in each tribe: Brenda Lowe (age 27) and Yve Rojas (age 41).


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Nicaragua Total Abortion Ban Challenged by Cancer Patient
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/24/2010 - 09:00

Nicaragua’s total abortion ban is being challenged by a cancer patient who wants to terminate her pregnancy so that she can receive treatment. Doctors at the state hospital in Leon (55 miles west of Managua) have refused to give her medical care because it would harm the 10-week-old fetus. The local paper La Prensa then published the patient’s sister’s request bringing the case to the public’s attention.


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Honduran Coup Leaders Block President Manuel Zelaya’s Plane from Landing
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 07/06/2009 - 08:45

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya attempted to return to Honduras on Sunday, but coup leaders prevented his plane from landing by blocking an airport runway with military vehicles. The scene at the Honduran airport was chaotic as thousands of Zelaya’s supporters clashed with police and soldiers, leaving at least two dead and dozens injured.


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Boxing Legend and Mayor of Nicaragua’s Capital, Alexis Arguello, Found Dead
By Anabell Romero | 07/02/2009 - 13:00

The 57-year-old Mayor of Managua (Nicaragua’s capital) and former three-time world boxing champion, Alexis Arguello, was found dead in his home Wednesday morning from a gunshot wound to his chest.

There is speculation that the ex-boxing champ also known as, “El Flaco Explosivo,” committed suicide, but no official confirmation has been given. Local media reported that Arguello experienced depression and had recently taken a leave of absence from his mayoral duties.


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Peruvian Indian Leader Given Political Asylum by Nicaragua
By Yuliana Gomez | 06/11/2009 - 18:00

The Latin American Herald Tribune is reporting that Nicaragua has granted political exile to Peruvian Indian leader Alberto Pizango, Nicaraguan ambassador to Peru Tomás Borge told the press earlier this week.


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Nicaraguans Come Down with the Crazy Sickness!
By Mariela Rosario | 04/30/2009 - 16:00

As if swine flu weren't enough to worry about, reports have been coming out of Nicaragua of another illness spreading. Referred to by locals as grisi siknis—which translated from the indigenous Miskito language means "crazy sickness"—it has been causing mass hysteria among the population lately and has the Nicaraguan authorities at a loss for answers.


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