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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: Costa Rica Provokes Regional Transportation Crisis

By Nan McCurdy Costa Rica appears to be trying to cause hunger and shortages in Central America by blocking nearly a 1,000 trucks going south through Central America with food and merchandize, some of it for treating and dealing with COVID-19. The trucks are from every country in Central America, but the majority are from…

NicaNotes Opinion: Are You Asking Me about Nicaragua?

By Yorlis Luna Published originally by the Council of Hemispheric Affairs, COHA I think when many of us look at the world today we feel like we’re watching a science fiction movie: 22 million officially unemployed in the U.S. while analysts say the true figure may be double that, predictions of the worst economic crisis…

NicaNotes: Is Nicaragua Hiding COVID-19 Cases?

By Becca Mohally Renk Becca Mohally Renk has lived in Nicaragua for 20 years, working with the Jubilee House Community and its project, the Center for Development in Central America in Ciudad Sandino, just outside of Managua. Since the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic in March, we have seen opposition media in Nicaragua quoting unnamed…

NicaNotes: “It is time to swap nuclear weapons for hospitals”

Submitted by tortilla, 4/15/2020 President Daniel Ortega addresses Nicaragua’s people (and a world in crisis) Good afternoon, Nicaraguan sisters and brothers, Nicaraguan families. First, our Solidarity and our Condolences to all the families who are suffering from the hardships of this pandemic, whose loved ones have died; some who are in serious condition in Intensive care;…

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…