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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: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica: A Manufactured “Refugee” Crisis

Reprinted from March 23, 2020, Council on Hemispheric Affairs http://www.coha.org/nicaraguans-in-costa-rica-a-manufactured-refugee-crisis/ By John Perry From Masaya, Nicaragua The situation has mostly normalized in Nicaragua and yet the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is promoting an imminent refugee crisis narrative. 80% of the recent asylum requests came from people who had been living and working…

NicaNotes: While Nicaragua returns to peace, media and international NGOs conjure epidemic of violence with dubious reporting

Media bias against Nicaragua’s Sandinista government is unremitting, and international NGOs are feeding it by misreporting a violent land dispute in the Bosawás nature reserve. By John Perry (This article was originally published by Graystone Project, Feb. 19, 2020 https://thegrayzone.com/2020/02/19/nicaragua-peace-media-international-ngos-violence-reporting/ Here’s a headline you won’t see in the corporate media: Nicaragua is at peace. After…

NicaNotes: Sanctions Kill! End US Sanctions on Nicaragua

By Chuck Kaufman When we hear the word sanctions, most Latin America solidarity activists think immediately of Venezuela. But Nicaragua is also the target of unilateral coercive measures illegally imposed by the US and the most serious sanction, the NICA Act, can’t be blamed on the Trump regime since it was imposed by Congress. Unilateral…

NicaNotes: NACLA’s Latest on Nicaragua: Another Shameless Apology of U.S. Imperialism

By Camilo Mejia [Link to original blog post: http://www.camiloemejia.com/?p=259] In line with previous coverage of the 2018 crisis, NACLA’s latest article, The Anti-Sandinista Youth of Nicaragua, once again provides cover and legitimacy to the fascist regime change operation financed by the U.S. via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)…

NicaNotes: Right-wing Nicaraguan opposition boasts of support from US and EU in campaign to oust Sandinista gov’t

The US embassy and European Union are meeting with right-wing Nicaraguan opposition leaders and pressuring them to unite against elected leftist President Daniel Ortega in the lead-up to the 2021 election. By Ben Norton, reprinted from Grayzone Project February 7, 2020 A far-right opposition figure in Nicaragua has boasted that the country’s unpopular opposition forces are meeting…

NicaNotes: Reality lays bare the scam of the coup perpetrators

By Jorge Capelán A new piece of information reveals the great scam of the promoters of the “soft coup” attempted in 2018 which was presented inside and outside Nicaragua as a “student insurrection” against the Sandinista government. On Jan. 26, Vice President Rosario Murillo announced that the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) had the…

NicaNotes: Thirteen Years of Sandinista Government

By Gaby Ulloa Z. Translated by Nan McCurdy [Editor’s Note: The Sandinista Revolution was a revolution of young people. The guerilla fighters in the countryside were called “los muchachos” because they were so young, which is why even today Nicaragua’s voting age is 15. The universities were hotbeds of revolution in the Managua as well.…

NicaNotes: The Revolution has transformed the lives of Nicaragua’s Caribbean peoples

Translated by tortilla on 11/01/2020 http://www.tortillaconsal.com/tortilla/node/8429 Adolfo Pastrán Arancibia, Informe Pastrán, in Radio La Primerísima, January 10th 2020 http://www.radiolaprimerisima.com/noticias/general/276706/la-revolucion… On January 10th this year, the government of President Daniel Ortega completed thirteen years in office. Many things have changed in the country in political, social and economic terms, with great strides in competitiveness, human development and poverty…