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NicaNotes is a blog for Nicaragua activists and those interested in Nicaragua, published by the Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice. You can read more about the history of the blog on the About page.



NicaNotes: Facebook Provoked Violence in Nicaragua, Too!

By John Perry [John Perry is based in Nicaragua and writes on Central America for The Nation, The London Review of Books, OpenDemocracy, The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Counterpunch and other outlets.] Frances Haugen’s cutting accusations against her former employers, Facebook, on October 5 included references to how social media are used to provoke and…

NicaNotes: Vaccine Solidarity vs. Vaccine Diplomacy

By Becca Mohally Renk [Becca Mohally Renk has lived in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua, for 20 years, working with the Jubilee House Community and its project, the Center for Development in Central America.] This week the Nicaraguan government announced that starting on October 20th it will be vaccinating children aged two to 17 with COVID-19 vaccines…

NicaNotes: The Right to Defend Our Existence

By Aparicio Cienfuegos and William Camacaro “Every time President Daniel Ortega speaks, he emphasizes that the Nicaraguan government has a preferential option for the poor. It is a way of doing politics. Why do politics if we do not seek the welfare of our populations, of the majority of historically marginalized people who have lacked…

NicaNotes: What Does Health Care For All Look Like?

By Becca Mohally Renk [Becca Mohally Renk has lived in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua, for 20 years, working with the Jubilee House Community and its project, the Center for Development in Central America. The JHC-CDCA has been in Nicaragua since 1994 working in sustainable community development and runs a full time health clinic in Nueva Vida.…

NicaNotes: United States Once Again Attacking Government of Nicaragua 

By Yader Lanuza [Yader Lanuza is a Nicaraguan scholar who teaches sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.] The Excuse Since the house arrest of former president Violeta Barrios de Chamorro’s daughter Cristiana Chamorro for money laundering and other crimes, the US and international assault against the Sandinista government has grown. This is the…

NicaNotes: Stop US-Directed Regime Change in Nicaragua; Stop the RENACER Act!

Please plan to attend a webinar with Nicaragua’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Denis Moncada on Thursday, September 23. Register here: bit.ly/nicasolidarity or scroll to the end of NicaNotes for more information. Stop US-Directed Regime Change in Nicaragua; Stop the RENACER Act! [This article was first published in Popular Resistance on Sept. 14, 2021.] On Monday, September…

NicaNotes: Myths about Nicaraguan migrants

By John Perry [John Perry is based in Nicaragua and writes on Central America for The Nation, The London Review of Books, OpenDemocracy, The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Counterpunch and other outlets.] According to Reuters, when Daniel Ortega’s government “began arresting presidential contenders,” tens of thousands of people “slipped into exile” in the United States…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua at a Revolutionary Crossroads and in Imperialist Crosshairs

By Netfa Freeman [This article was first published by Black Agenda Report on 25 Aug 2021: https://blackagendareport.com/nicaragua-revolutionary-crossroads-and-imperialist-crosshairs] (Netfa Freeman is an organizer in Pan-African Community Action (PACA) and on the Coordinating Committee of the Black Alliance for Peace. Netfa is also co-host/producer of the WPFW radio show and podcast Voices With Vision. He recently participated…

NicaNotes: Managua’s Missing Murals

By Becca Mohally Renk [This article was originally published on the Casa Ben Linder blog at https://www.casabenjaminlinder.org/navigatingnicaragua/tr700abwmbf4hvks4lc05u75ewin6e .] (Becca Mohally Renk is part of the Jubilee House Community, which works in sustainable development in Ciudad Sandino. The JHC also works to educate visitors to Nicaragua, including through their hospitality and solidarity cultural center at Casa…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua: the right to live in peace

Join the Nicaragua Network in our Monthly Webinar Series: Sunday, August 22: What’s at Stake in Nicaragua’s 2021 Elections 12 PM PT / 1 PM NICARAGUA / 3 PM ET / 8 PM GREENWICH, UK The national elections in Nicaragua, to be held on November 7, are caught in controversy.  This month’s webinar speaker, Sofia Clark, will address…