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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: A year after Nicaragua’s coup, the media’s regime change deceptions are still unravelling

A deadly arson attack during last year’s regime change attempt was blamed on Nicaragua’s government by everyone from the US State Department to The New York Times.  New information has raised serious doubts about the official story, highlighting the wider campaign of misinformation waged by US and UK media. By John Perry (John Perry UK…

NicaNotes: Nicaraguan ‘human rights’ director accused by staff of massive theft of US taxpayer money, death toll inflation

August 7, 2019 By Nan McCurdy Reprinted from The Grayzone ANPDH’s board members are accusing their director of stealing huge sums from US soft power organizations and inflating death tolls during last year’s coup attempt in Nicaragua. The OAS, which relied heavily on ANPDH’s flawed data, has kept silent so far. A year after a…

NicaNotes: Un gringo en la plaza: 40 años de lucha sandinista

David Archuleta Jr., Coordinador Nacional AFGJ Ni siquiera el calor de Managua, rico en mosquitos, pudo detener la avalancha de nicaragüenses de todos los departamentos del país hacia la Plaza de la Fe. Llegaron adornados con sombreros del FSLN, camisetas #danielsequeda, rojas y negras en todos los accesorios posibles. Miles vinieron en autobús, abarrotando cada…

Happy Anniversary of the Day of Happiness!

By Nan McCurdy Today, July 17 is the 40th anniversary of the Day of Happiness when the US-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza fled Nicaragua in the early morning hours. The final offensive against Somoza and the feared National Guard was led by the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN), in great measure a bunch of teenagers…

NicaNotes: The Strategic Retreat from Managua to Masaya

Demoledora demostración de fuerza sandinista By Jorge Capelan Saturday July 6, the people of Nicaragua celebrated the strategic retreat to Masaya with a mobilization that for 40 years has been characterized by two things: its massiveness and its organizational demands, given that it consists of a march or caravan of thousands and thousands of people…

While Weakening OAS Institutionality, US and Right-wing Opposition Fails to Achieve Objectives.

By Chuck Kaufman (Original source material translated by Nan McCurdy) Last week’s turbulent meeting of the 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States in Medellin, Colombia, further weakened the regional body, virtually killed Secretary General Luis Almagro’s prospects for re-election, and dealt yet another devastating blow to the Nicaraguan opposition and the Trump…