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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: Food Sovereignty Takes a Leap Forward

Trump Calls Nicaragua “a national security threat”! Tell him it’s a lie! On Nov. 25, President Trump renewed Executive Order 13851 that he issued a year ago calling “a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua in 2019 Would Make Anyone Proud

By Nan McCurdy Carlos Fonseca Amador, the founder of the Sandinista Front for National Liberation would have a lot to be proud of in 2019, 43 years after he died in battle with the Somoza National Guard. Nicaragua continues to be a country in solidarity with others as it showed November 6 at the United…

NicaNotes: Nicaraguan Opposition Praises Bolivian Coup

Nicaraguan Opposition Praises Bolivian Coup By Chuck Kaufman Anyone who remains under the illusion that the opposition behind the 2018 failed coup in Nicaragua was rising up from the Left should wake up and smell the coffee as the groups representing the coup mongers fall over themselves to praise the ultra-right, anti-indigenous coup in Bolivia.…

NicaNotes: Bolivian Coup, Imperialist Inquisition, and Briefs

On Sunday of this publication week, the Empire succeeded in Bolivia, where it has failed in Nicaragua and Venezuela, to foment a coup against democratically-elected President Evo Morales. Morales resigned in an effort to avert further bloodshed and has been granted political asylum in Mexico. There are reports coming out of Bolivia of continued violence…

NicaNotes: The Great Hypocrisy of Our Time

By Jorge Capelán, Tortillaconsal.com October 30, 2019 (Reprinted from Tortillaconsal.com and Popular Resistance) When it is truly the people who rise up, you can tell from a mile away. When the protests are not organized by the powerful, the demonstrators do not look like soldiers or criminals. They have no mortars or home-made weapons, no contact…

NicaNotes: ‘Human rights’ propaganda against Nicaragua out of Costa Rica

Reprinted from tortillaconsal.com , 26/10/2019 By John Perry Some of the local ‘human rights’ organisations in Nicaragua, which received foreign funding and operated as propaganda vehicles against the government, lost their legal status earlier this year. One of these was CENIDH, run by Vilma Nuñez. Several of the CENIDH staff, including Gonzalo Carrión, one of its…

NicaNotes: Inside an Uprising “Made in the USA”

By Gabriela Luna This is an edited excerpt from The Other Nicaragua, Empire and Resistance, published October 2nd, 2019, by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Translation from Spanish into English by Jill Clark-Gollub. In 2007, the U.S. redesigned its strategy in Nicaragua, dropping its financial support for political parties that had lost significant prestige due to their…

NicaNotes: Nicaraguan President Considers Returning to the International Court of Justice

By Nan McCurdy On October 5, the 107th anniversary of the assassination of Nicaraguan Hero Benjamin Zeledon by collaborators with US Marines invited in by Nicaraguans who wanted uncontested power, President Daniel Ortega said Nicaragua is considering the possibility of returning to the International Court of Justice. He revealed that the government has documented the…