Bulletin 16 February 2010

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 Haiti: illness threatens survivors and orphaned children ♦ Nicaragua: Indigenous peoples are not citizens ♦ Peru: politics and show business mix well ♦ Venezuela: desperate attempts to solve energy crisis ♦ Heavy rains are the

Nicaragua’s broken polity

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As Nicaragua approaches it's 2011 elections, Sergio Ramírez discusses the hold that the current President Ortega has overpower and whether elections will ring the changes. He stresses the need for international attention as a tool to avoid corruption a
In the light of the recent political unrest in Ecuador President Ortega or Nicaragua comments on the prospects of a similar event in Nicaragua. Tim Rogers reports.
Tensions run high as Costa Rica and Nicaragua squabble over border incursions on the San Juan River.
The controversial Supreme Electoral Council convokes presidential elections. Tim Rogers reports.
Guy Burton examines the possible motives behind Ortega's stance in the recent border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
As levels of rape and sexual violence rise the government has failed to tackle the problem sufficiently, taboos remain in place and victims are left to suffer. Amnesty International has published a report which looks at the problem in detail.
Nicaragua has today denied all involvement in irregular forces operating in the Caribbean region of Honduras. (in Spanish / en Espanol)
Environmental and territorial conflict remain along the San Juan river as a hydroelectic project looms and problems along the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica continue.
Whilst South East Asia remains the hub of sex tourism, Central America is growing in popularity due to poverty and diminishing opportunities.

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