N is for las noticias or the news.
I know that doesn't sound much like news, but the local t.v. news here is a complete 180 degree difference from home. I'm not really sure where to start, but I'm going to try. I think it'll be best to do contrasts.
Newscasters are conservative and professional
Newscasters are competing for who can wear the highest heels, tightest blouse, and shortest skirt
News stories are edited for content; after all, kids might be (and should be) watching
Editing?! Apparently an untranslatable concept. Some guy in Managua burned up in his home? They'll show the charred body. Some motorcyclist had an accident on the highway? They'll do a close-up on the 10-inch laceration on his leg with him separating it to show bone. A kid was just found drowned in the lake? They're not just showing the bloated body (face and everything) but shoving a microphone in Mom's face asking how she feels about what happened.
Oh, and the morning show! There's often a "talent show" component which involves Nica girls with skirts that barely cover their bum simulating sex with a partner to reggaeton (Latin rap) or rap music that is 100% NOT radio edit. Just the thing you want your kids to see as they're getting ready for school right?
Maybe just maybe they'll cover their neighbors Costa Rica or Honduras. Or friends like Columbia or Cuba but apart from that? Forget about it!
After just a few weeks here I discovered news is absolutely pointless here, and stopped watching. Too graphic, too one-sided.