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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: Learning the Lessons of Empire and Solidarity: No Contras in Venezuela!

By Josh Bergeron, February 8, 2019 [Josh Bergeron is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is currently writing a dissertation about the solidarity movements of the 70s-80s, entitled “The North American Front”: Direct Action Anti-Imperialism in the Latin America Solidarity Movement, 1969-1992. He says, “But my interest is not purely academic,…

NicaNotes: Street sellers,trade unionists,contributors to Nicaragua’s wealth!

Originally published on the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Website News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (UK) The social economy in Nicaragua is the largest in Latin America, generating 40% of the country’s wealth and representing 90% of the workforce. It is made up of co-operatives, associations, small and medium businesses and farms, and…

NicaNotes: Nicaraguan Government Works to Maintain Economic Stability

Nicaraguan Government Works to Maintain Economic Stability By Nan McCurdy The Nicaraguan government developed and honored a tripartite decision-making system when it came to anything about workers. Since 2007 that system worked well, especially for determining the minimum salary in different sectors every six months. The workers, the large businesses and the government met twice…

Life under the dictatorship vs. Life under Sandinismo

Alliance for Global Justice co-sponsored a recent delegation organized by Friends of the ATC (Farmworkers Union). Delegates lived and worked alongside ATC members. Susan Lagos, a long-time Nicaragua resident and former campesina (peasant farmer) herself, translated into English the life experiences told by Emerita Vega, the head of household of the family she stayed with.…

NicaNotes: Luis Almagro calls for foreign intervention in Nicaragua (again)

NicaNotes is a blog for Nicaragua activists and those interested in Nicaragua, published by the Nicaragua Network, a project of the Alliance for Global Justice. It provides news and analysis from the context of Nicaragua Network’s long history of struggle in solidarity with the Sandinista Revolution. Guest Blogs on the OAS and a Movie Review of Las Sandinistas…

NicaNotes: US NICA Act Aims to Cut Nicaragua Access to Capital While Nicaragua Targets US Funding Pipeline to the Opposition

by Chuck Kaufman The Nicaraguan government removed the legal standing last week of nine non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that supported the attempted coup that disrupted much of the country for three months last spring and summer. It should also be remembered that Violeta Chamorro removed the legal standing of nine NGOs when she was president from…

NicaNotes: Fabricated Guardian Stories Aid Violent Failed Coup in Nicaragua

Fabricated Guardian Stories Aid Violent Failed Coup in Nicaragua By Nora McCurdy and Nan McCurdy Reprinted from Popular Resistance / November 9, 2018 “Cathedral protests highlight Ortega’s broken Alliance with Nicaragua’s church” an article in today’s [British liberal newspaper The] Guardian by Toby Stirling has no true facts – this has become typical of The…