What is Zika?

By: Lillian Garvin You may find yourself asking this very question: “ What is Zika?”.  Zika is a viral infection…

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Video: The Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua

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On July 19, 1979, Sandinista troops entered Nicaragua’s capital marking the victory of the Sandinista Revolution. They had defeated the repressive U.S.-backed Somoza dictatorship and were greeted by hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans. Video reposted from Telesur. Script based on an article in UpsideDownWorld by AFGJ’s Chuck Kaufman.  

From Armed Revolution to Cruise Ships

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On this day in 1979 the nine commanders of the three tendencies of the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) met for the first time amidst joyous crowds in Managua marking the official triumph of the Sandinista Revolution over the US-backed 45-year old Somoza dictatorship. Anastasio Somoza Debayle had fled two days earlier with the…

Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua – Permanent Media False Positives

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Guest Blog Used with permission from Tortilla Con Sal.  If you are interested in submitting a guest blog to NicaNotes, send an email to: Nicanet@AFGJ.org. Blogs can be 800 to 2000 words and should have some tie-in to current Nicaragua affairs or US-Nicaragua relations. Proposed blogs should recognize Nicaragua Network’s 37 year history of solidarity…

What is Zika?

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By: Lillian Garvin You may find yourself asking this very question: “ What is Zika?”.  Zika is a viral infection found in hot tropical and subtropical areas spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. First news of Zika broke in 1952 with cases occurring sporadically after. The most recent and one of the largest outbreaks of…

State Dept. Travel Alert Shows Continuing US Interference in Nicaragua

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  State Dept. Travel Alert Shows Continuing US Interference in Nicaragua By Chuck Kaufman The US government plays a long game when it comes to foreign policy regardless of who sits in the Oval Office at any particular time. For over 100 years since the US Marines occupied Nicaragua from 1912-1933, who governs in Managua…