Sandino Vive! Delegation Begins

From the 13th to the 23rd of February, the Friends of the ATC is hosting its “Sandino Vive!” solidarity delegation in Nicaragua, with participation from solidarity organizers and food systems advocates from the US and Canada, plus youth representatives from the ATC, IALA Ixim Ulew, and La Vía Campesina Central American region. We will be…

NicaNotes: Right-wing Nicaraguan opposition boasts of support from US and EU in campaign to oust Sandinista gov’t

The US embassy and European Union are meeting with right-wing Nicaraguan opposition leaders and pressuring them to unite against elected leftist President Daniel Ortega in the lead-up to the 2021 election. By Ben Norton, reprinted from Grayzone Project February 7, 2020 A far-right opposition figure in Nicaragua has boasted that the country’s unpopular opposition forces are meeting…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 2.7.2020 Setback at Embassy Protectors Trial; Dan Kovalik film on Nicaragua; new delegations

DefendEmbassyProtectors: Embassy Protectors Will Not Be Able to Tell Jury Guaido Is Not President, or Mention International Law On February 4, the judge ruled the courtroom cannot state that Nicolas Maduro is the lawful president of Venezuela, not the coup leader Juan Guaido. Even though everyone, including the judge and prosecutors, knows that Guaido has…

NicaNotes: Reality lays bare the scam of the coup perpetrators

By Jorge Capelán A new piece of information reveals the great scam of the promoters of the “soft coup” attempted in 2018 which was presented inside and outside Nicaragua as a “student insurrection” against the Sandinista government. On Jan. 26, Vice President Rosario Murillo announced that the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) had the…

Venezuela & ALBA Weekly 1.31.2020 US Government actions against Venezuela Sovereignty Defenders

The Grayzone: US citizen detained and interrogated by DHS about anti-war movement solidarity with Venezuela A US citizen who participated in the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective was detained, searched and interrogated for the second time by US government agents about his political beliefs and participation in the anti-war movement, focusing in on Code Pink and…