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Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a country located on the isthmus of Central America, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. In 2019, the country had a total population of 6,486,201 inhabitants and a GDP per capita of $5,683. It is one of the poorest countries in the Americas. The agricultural sector has traditionally been the main sustenance for the economy of the country.

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Alarming new report finds we lost 45,000 square miles of tree cover in 2019. That’s an area the size of Nicaragua

2 June 2020

Last year the world lost some 119,000 square kilometers (45,946 square miles) of tree cover – an area the size of Nicaragua – according to satellite data collated by the University of Maryland (UMD) released today by World Resources Institute (WRI). Almost a third of that loss – or an area the size…

Land Invasion In Nicaragua: Specialists Assure There Are Indigenous Communities In "Risk of Extinction"

15 August 2019

According to reports from the organization Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the indigenous communities of the Miskitu ethnic group, from Nicaragua, could be on the verge of extinction because they are in a serious situation of abandonment and vulnerability because of the constant…

Defending Our Land: Three Nicaraguan Women’s Struggle for Their Community

2 July 2019

Dolene Miller, Elba Rivera and Francisca Ramirez have spent years defending the territories of the indigenous peoples, farmers and Afro-Nicaraguans. Here are their stories. HAVANA TIMES – Defending their lands and the environment has cost the lives of many women around the world, especially in…

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Even after the agrarian reform of the 1980s, land remains unequally distributed. In the 2000s, 72% of rural households held only 16% of total land.

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Carla León Celaya

Nicaragua: The Autonomous Regions facing Covid 19

14 September 2020

I am Dolene Miller, an Afro-descendant from the Caribbean (Atlantic) Coast of Nicaragua and for me it is important and very necessary to support any initiative to protect my community from COVID19. As ethnic minorities, we are facing a health crisis in precarious conditions because the national…

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World Bank Climate Report Launch Webinar: Strengthening Land Tenure of Indigenous People and Local Communities in FCPF Countries

Click here to register for webinar   Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom This session will be interpreted in French and Spanish. Description: Strengthening Indigenous Land Tenure: A Critical Pillar of Climate Action   A prominent outcome of this year’s…