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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.


The Case Against Daniel Ortega

By Chuck Kaufman The Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice and I have recently been called Orteguistas (Ortega supporters). We used to be called Danielistas before it became necessary to the narrative to demonize him completely by denying him the practice in some parts of Latin America of calling those you respect, like Fidel and Che,…

Nicanotes: The MRS is Not “Left” or Democratic

[The following post is a revision and update of a blog I wrote Oct. 26, 2017 entitled “MRS: Should They Lose the Right to Use the Name of Sandino?  The MRS is a prominent part of the opposition to President Ortega’s government and a primary source of information for the international press. Due to their…

Armed Violence in Nicaragua: an Imported Product

Originally Printed on June 24, 2018 by Misión Verdad [Translated from the Spanish by the Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice.] The demonstrations by the opposition in Nicaragua in recent months must be framed in the context of a region where armed and “para-criminal” violence at the hands of bands like Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Calle…

NicaNotes: Guest Blog: Nicaragua’s Crisis – the Latest Stage in a Permanent War

Guest Blog By Tortillaconsal.com Tortilla con Sal is an independent news and information source funded by its writers and their supporters. We receive no financial support from any political organization. We are committed to producing information in solidarity with the global impoverished majority from an anti-imperialist point of view. On Nicaragua, we identify with the…

Nicanotes: Let’s Think About the Consequences of our Actions

By Chuck Kaufman As the crisis in Nicaragua intensifies and the US and European corporate media, the human rights industrial complex, and voices traditionally hostile to Nicaraguan sovereignty grow ever more strident, I have become mystified at the reactions of some people who I used to think were of the Left, or at least were…

NicaNotes: The Peace Corps and Nicaragua

By John Kotula One aspect of the current situation in Nicaragua that hasn’t been discussed much is the evacuation of more than 160 Peace Corps volunteers. (Jesuit volunteers and Canadian volunteers have also been pulled out of the country.) Compared with the deaths of dozens of mostly young Nicaraguans, this exit of foreign service providers may seem relatively unimportant. However, it…