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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: Nicaragua, attacked for following the same policies as US against foreign meddling

By John Perry (John Perry is a writer living in Masaya, Nicaragua.) Reprinted from the Council on Hemispheric Affairs   US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched another attack on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government last month, accusing President Daniel Ortega of being a “dictator” who is “doubling down on repression and refusing to honor the democratic…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua 2018: Uncensoring the truth—Testimonies of victims of opposition violence during the failed coup attempt of 2018

This new e-book can be read in its entirety at https://afgj.org/nicaragua-2018-uncensoring-the-truth and http://www.tortillaconsal.com/tortilla/node/10378 Introduction By Stephen Septon A group of people in solidarity with Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution have recorded, transcribed and translated the testimonies of over 30 people of different backgrounds about their experience of the violent failed coup attempt in Nicaragua between April and…

NicaNotes: The Economy of Sharing Is Alive during Nicaragua’s Independence Celebration

Editor’s Note: AFGJ’s NicaNotes hosted a Webinar on Sept. 13 entitled The Smoking Gun: Recent Revelations about U.S. Destabilization Efforts in Nicaragua with Magda Lanuza, Coleen Littlejohn, Brian Willson and Nan McCurdy about current US intervention in Nicaragua. You can see the one-hour webinar here By Jorge Capelán This week is very important in Central…

NicaNotes: Kevin Zeese – Presente!

This week we honor our friend and colleague Kevin Zeese, who died suddenly at his home on Sunday, September 6th. He and his partner Margaret Flowers were co-founders of Popular Resistance, which is a fiscally sponsored project of the Alliance for Global Justice. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Margaret and all his family. For…

The Smoking Gun: Recent Revelations about U.S. Destabilization Efforts in Nicaragua

Having already resumed illegal unilateral coercive measures attacking Nicaragua’s economy, the US government is now openly supplementing its economic aggression with a program intended not just to supplant Nicaragua’s Sandinista government but ultimately to destroy Sandinismo as a viable political movement. They want to turn Nicaragua into Bolivia (where a US-supported 2019 coup forced the…

NicaNotes: US Media Have Dismissed This Important Story: International Banks Rank Nicaragua among the Best in Services for the People, Project Execution, and Transparency

By Nan McCurdy In less than three months Nicaragua has been recognized at least ten times by the IMF, the World Bank, the International Development Bank, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), the UN Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the Central American System for Economic Integration (SIECA) for…

NicaNotes: Report from Masaya

By Coleen R. Littlejohn Masaya, about a 45 minute drive from Managua, is a lovely little city. It’s a must stop for anyone visiting Nicaragua, given its incredibly beautiful handicraft market and the lovely volcanic lake bordering a neighborhood famous for its handmade hammocks. I was there again recently to buy a hammock for my…