NicaNotes

Nincanotes : A blog about nicaragua by solidarity activists

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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: Nicaragua Reminds the US of its Debts

Passage by the US House Foreign Affairs Committee of the ridiculous NICA Act brought a rebuff by the Sandinista government of President Daniel Ortega and a reminder of the US’s own unpaid debt to Nicaragua. The NICA Act (Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act of 2017), if it became law, would require US representatives in multilateral lending institutions to vote against loans…

Poor Journalism Muddies Canal Story

About       Subscribe       Contact I’ve noticed a few Nicaphiles on social media have published on their timelines an article from The Times entitled China puts Nicaraguan Canal plan on hold. While the status of the Grand Canal is by no means clear, I would caution against putting too much faith in this short article that appears to…

Trump’s Budget Would Cut Aid; Nicaraguan Leaders Aren’t Concerned

About       Subscribe       Contact Economic sector leaders recently spoke out unanimously that Trump’s proposed budget cuts in foreign aid will not affect Nicaragua. The threat of the NICA Act, though, does continue to look malignantly over the horizon, so let’s explore this week where economic relations stand between Washington and Managua. In the US system, presidents…

Nicanotes

This blogger could not think of anything to write about this week, but I do want to offer up the following brief summaries of news from Nicaragua that I think is important or at least interesting to international solidarity activists. BRIEFS Informe Pastran pointed out that the omnibus spending bill passed by the US Congress to…