Haiti Delegation Report Available Now

The Latin American Solidarity Coalition (LASC) sent a delegation to Haiti just prior to the earthquake. Two Alliance for Global Justice employees attended the delegation. The delegation’s report was just completed and is available now. Please read LASC’s Haiti Delegation Report.

Nicaragua News Bulletin (February 23, 2010)

1. Special Committee of National Assembly hears from candidates for expiring posts 2. Senators visit; Nicaraguan-US Relations appear friendly 3. Julio Aviles takes command of Nicaraguan Army 4. Government releases plan to address drought 5. Europeans to observe Atlantic Coast elections on March 7 6. Ministry of Education distributes food for daily meals for one…

Jan/Feb Global Justice Monitor Available

The bimonthly Global Justice Monitor has now replaced the monthly Nicaragua Monitor. It includes the full text of the articles listed below, and can be found by following the link. Global Justice Monitor Haiti Before the Earth Quake: By Chuck Kaufman Homeland Security Harasses Haiti Activists: By Tom Burke The Impacts of Militarized Aid: By…

Nicaragua News Bulletin

1. National Assembly forms committee to nominate officials 2. Nicaragua sends assistance to Haiti; worries mount about earthquake in Nicaragua 3. Ortega government has distributed over 55,000 property titles 4. US$77 million obtained for Polaris geothermal project 5. Talks begin on free trade agreement among ALBA countries 6. Artisans improve their quality of life 7.…

Nicaragua News Bulletin

1. Ortega issues decree allowing government officials to continue in office 2. US intelligence document calls Aleman an obstacle to a united opposition 3. Battle between ENACAL and unions continues 4. Government says there is enough food in spite of El Niño 5. In one town 13% of examined workers have kidney disease; Managua encampment…

Nicaragua News Bulletin

1. Severe drought affects Madriz and Nueva Segovia 2. 2009 – A good year in the Mining Triangle 3. Leon and Chinandega close out the year working on reforestation 4. Liberal Parties negotiate appointments to Supreme Electoral Council 5. Supreme Court ends year with cases pending

Nicaragua Network Hotline

1. Tax reform and budget bills before National Assembly 2. Conservative forces in European Parliament pass resolution condemning Nicaragua 3. Ortega says OAS Democratic Charter is dead after Honduran elections 4. Hotel in Solentiname taken from Ernesto Cardenal’s group 5. Free Trade Zones report 6. Grant Gallup dies

Nicaragua Network Hotline (October 6, 2009)

1. Committee approves bill to benefit micro-finance debtors 3. Yota wins telephone contract 3. Bishop Mata mediates another attempt at Liberal unity 4. Civil society groups call for tax reform 5. Government finances businesses and employment in San Juan de Limay 6. Two children die of hemorrhagic dengue as toll reaches eight