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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: Guest Blog: Nicaragua’s Crisis – the Latest Stage in a Permanent War

Guest Blog By Tortillaconsal.com Tortilla con Sal is an independent news and information source funded by its writers and their supporters. We receive no financial support from any political organization. We are committed to producing information in solidarity with the global impoverished majority from an anti-imperialist point of view. On Nicaragua, we identify with the…

Nicanotes: Let’s Think About the Consequences of our Actions

By Chuck Kaufman As the crisis in Nicaragua intensifies and the US and European corporate media, the human rights industrial complex, and voices traditionally hostile to Nicaraguan sovereignty grow ever more strident, I have become mystified at the reactions of some people who I used to think were of the Left, or at least were…

Nicanotes: The Image of Rubén Darío in Nicaragua

by John Kotula I am well aware, as I put this photo essay together, that the conversation about Nicaragua is totally dominated by the political conflicts that have shaken the country for the last month. I think that now is a good time to write about Rubén Darío, and his image in Nicaragua, and Nicaragua’s…

Nicanotes: Internationalists, What Exactly are We Supporting?

By Chuck Kaufman As the whole bewildering situation in Nicaragua has unfolded since April 18, I have been struck repeatedly by the reaction of internationalists who ignore or discount the gains accomplished by the Sandinista Revolution since Daniel Ortega was returned to the presidency in 2007 through democratic elections. Why, I ask myself, do so…

Nicanotes: Now is the Time to Go to Nicaragua

By John Kotula The last two weeks have seen turmoil and tragedy in Nicaragua. While there is still tension and many unresolved questions about the future of the country, fortunately, the violence has abated and there seems to be commitment to peace and working out the issues through dialogue. There is cautious hope that Nicaragua…

Nicanotes: Unrest in Nicaragua through a Gringo’s Eyes By John Kotula

by John Kotula Up until the unrest in Nicaragua began last Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the story being told about Nicaragua in the popular media was a very positive one: the most stable and safe country in Central America, a hip, cheap, new tourist destination, a growing economy, good evaluations by international lenders, a leader…

NicaNotes: David and Goliath in Texas

By John Kotula Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here are entirely those of the author and do not represent in any form the position of the Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice. Nicanet/AFGJ has for 39 years opposed the bipartisan US policy of militarism and intervention in Nicaragua and other countries regardless of the relative political…

Nicanotes: Family Remittances: An Important Part of the Economy

By Chuck Kaufman In 2017 Nicaraguans sent $1.3 billion in remittances to family back home. That’s a lot of money. It is half as much as the whole economy was worth 30 years ago during the time of the Revolutionary government when I got involved. The most recent US census (2010) determined that there were…