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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: Sixteen Years of Sandinista Government

You are invited to a Sunday, Feb. 5 Nicaragua Webinar With Camilo Mejia “Journey of a Native Son” 3pm Eastern, 2pm Nicaragua, noon Pacific, 8pm Greenwich/UK After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Camilo Mejia is a Nicaraguan citizen based in Miami, Florida. He joined the US military in…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua Stands Out in Latin America with Its Lower Poverty Rate

[This interview transcript was published on the web page of Estudio TN8. The original Spanish can be read here: https://www.tn8.tv/nacionales/nicaragua-destaca-en-america-latina-con-menor-indice-de-pobreza/] On today’s broadcast of Estudio TN8, we talk about how Nicaragua stands out in Latin America in terms of its poverty reduction with economist Frank Matus and sociologist and political analyst Freddy Franco. Frank Matus:…

NicaNotes: Latin America and Caribbean, Year 2022 in Review – Challenges for a Pink Tide Surging Over a Volatile US Hegemony

By Roger D. Harris [Roger D.  Harris is with the 38-year-old human rights group, Task Force on the Americas, and the FreeAlexSaab Campaign.] 2023 marks the 200th anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine. This imperial fiat arrogates to the US the unilateral authority to intervene in the affairs of sovereign states in the Western Hemisphere and…

NicaNotes: Sign-on Letter: Supporting Nicaragua’s Sovereignty, Honoring Its Achievements!

[Versión en español] Dear friends, We are asking for your help to de-escalate hostility against the people of Nicaragua.  Will you endorse the statement below entitled “SUPPORTING NICARAGUA’S SOVEREIGNTY, HONORING ITS ACHIEVEMENTS,” and forward this message to friends and organizations?  To endorse, just send an email to NicaraguaAdvocacyNetwork@gmail.com , providing your full name, your organization (if…

Sign Today: Statement affirming Nicaragua’s sovereignty and achievements!

** Español abajo Dear supporters, We are asking for your help to de-escalate hostility against the people of Nicaragua.  Will you join the AFGJ – Nicaragua Network and other international organizations endorsing the following statement: “SUPPORTING NICARAGUA’S SOVEREIGNTY, HONORING ITS ACHIEVEMENTS,” and spread the word to friends and organizations? To endorse, just send an email…

NicaNotes: The Graduates

By Becca Renk [Becca Renk is originally from the U.S. but has lived and worked in Nicaragua since 2001 with the Jubilee House Community and its project the Center for Development in Central America. She and her husband Paul have two daughters who have studied in Nicaraguan public schools for 15 years.] The day I…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua’s inconvenient Covid victory: Western media covered up its success

By John Perry [John Perry is based in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, London Review of Books, FAIR and other outlets.] (This article was first published on the UnHerd webpage at: https://unherd.com/2022/11/nicaraguas-inconvenient-covid-victory/) In Nicaragua, Latin America’s third poorest country, people who don’t work don’t eat. Three-quarters of jobs are in…