Nicaragua

NicaNotes: The Journey North

By John Perry John Perry is based in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, London Review of Books, FAIR and other outlets. In the photo his mother shows me, Alejandro is with a group of friends: seven Nicaraguan men and women, one with a 14-year-old daughter. There’s no apprehension in the…

NicaNotes: Profound Advances in Education and Culture

By Nan McCurdy and Katherine Hoyt Since 2007, when the Sandinistas returned to power, until 2023, Nicaragua’s education budget has increased by a staggering 457%. Nicaragua places children and families at the center of all its educational policies. An inclusive multicultural model at all levels of education has been developed, from preschool through technical and/or…

#AmericasWithoutSanctions October Advocacy Day & Campaign Announcement

In the face of ongoing global turmoil, we find ourselves at a critical juncture, where silence is complicity and action is imperative. We stand in solidarity with the oppressed, the voiceless, and the marginalized. We understand that the ongoing U.S.-supported violence in Palestine as well as the U.S.-imposed sanctions in the Americas are haunting echoes…

Virtual Course and Film Festival: The Rights of Indigenous & Afrodescendant Peoples in Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast

Nicaragua: Advances & Autonomy a project by AFGJ-Nicaragua Network & Casa Benjamin Linder invites you to join the Virtual Course & Film Festival The Rights of Indigenous & Afrodescendant Peoples in Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast October 19-November 9, 2023 (4 sessions) Register here! Session 1: International Solidarity Thursday, October 19 / 7pm Eastern / 5pm Central…

NicaNotes: Putting people first

By Roger McKenzie [This article first appeared in the UK publication The Morning Star.] Roger McKenzie is a journalist from the UK who has spent time in Nicaragua. Here he reports on Nicaragua’s free family and community model of healthcare and the role of ‘brigadistas’ in assisting pregnant women and rural populations. He speaks with…

NicaNotes: Send messages to your Senators! Oppose new & old sanctions on Nicaragua!

By Katherine Hoyt and Richard Kohn [Katherine Hoyt is a retired National Co-Coordinator of the Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice. In retirement she has published “Unequal Encounters: A Reader in Early Latin American Political Thought” from Lexington Books. Rick Kohn is a professor at the University of Maryland and member of Friends of Latin America.…