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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: Juggling during Wartime in Nicaragua—Jugglers for Peace

By Esteban Velez [This article was originally published in eJuggle on Dec. 17, 2020. Copyright International Jugglers’ Association, Inc.  Reprinted with permission.] Days after the assassination of juggler and engineer Benjamin Linder by soldiers from Los Contra (you can read my article about him here), more artists arrived in Nicaragua. It was the Jugglers For Peace group.…

NicaNotes: Unelectable coup mongers

By Fabrizio Casari [This article was previously published in Spanish by Radio La Primerisima and in English by Tortilla con Sal on Jan. 9, 2021.] Trump, as he leaves the scene, has decreed new sanctions against Nicaragua. Totally in line with his profile, it must be said: illegitimate, in open violation of international law, and…

NicaNotes: Infrastructure Advances Improve Lives of All Nicaraguans

By Nan McCurdy During the neoliberal governments from 1990 to 2007, the Nicaraguan population suffered lack of electricity an average of five to twelve hours a day. Electricity was needed to pump water so Nicaraguans had even more hours without the precious liquid. In my Managua neighborhood, Ciudad Jardin, we prepared for the outages with…

NicaNotes: Progressive Media Promoted a False Story of ‘Conflict Beef’ From Nicaragua

By John Perry (This article was published on Dec. 4, 2020, by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: https://fair.org/home/progressive-media-promoted-a-false-story-of-conflict-beef-from-nicaragua/) In reports by Reveal (10/21/20) and PBS NewsHour (10/20/21) there were calls for a boycott of “conflict beef” from Nicaragua. The Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal claims to be “fair and comprehensive” and PBS to be “trusted,” but…

NicaNotes: Rebuilding Update After Hurricanes Eta and Iota

Correction: The previous email sent out today was mistakenly a reprint of an older article you can find here. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused. Nicaragua Needs Our Solidarity to Rebuild!Nicaragua got slammed by two powerful hurricanes in two weeks in November, Eta, category 4 and Iota, category 5.  Before Hurricane Iota…

NicaNotes: More Money for Coup Groups from US Agency for International Development

By Nan McCurdy Organizations that led the coup attempt in 2018 against the constitutional government of President Daniel Ortega, continue to receive foreign funding from the United States and some European countries. The latest information on USAID funding of the US-directed opposition was made available by journalist William Grigsby on Radio La Primerísima’s Sin Fronteras…