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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 World Changes, But Not US Foreign Policy

Special thanks to Informe Pastran for pulling together a number of sources about the efforts of Cuban gusanos in the US Congress to impose sanctions on Nicaragua and to report the State Department and USAID responses which are just about as bad. The quotes I use below were first made in English then translated into…

National Assembly President and Long-time FSLN Leader René Núñez Dies After Long Illness

A Guest Blog by Katherine Hoyt Former Nicaragua Network/AfGJ National Co-Coordinator Kathy Hoyt contributes an obituary lamenting the loss Sandinista National Assembly President and revolutionary, Rene Nuñez. The Nicaragua Network is saddened by the loss of Nuñez and sends our condolences to his family and the people of Nicaragua. Last week’s NicaNotes guest blog on…

To Hell with the Buck, the Planet Stops Here!

A Guest Blog from Paul Baker, ex-hermit monk from the UK, who has lived 20 years plus in Nicaragua as a singer-songwriter and activist. If you would like to host Paul Baker’s ‘Justice for Berta Caceres & Victor Jara’ Tour of California, Sept. 23–Oct. 9, 2016, Click Here or contact Paul directly: paulbaker2004@yahoo.com 82% approval…

Political Turmoil on the Right Gives a Pretext for the US to Question Upcoming Election

Last week the 16 members of the National Assembly loyal to veteran politician and banker Eduardo Montealegre, including Montealegre himself, were removed from the legislature and replaced by representatives who are members of the Independent Liberal Party (PLI). This move is bound to be blamed on President Daniel Ortega and the Sandinistas and used by…

Closing Remarks Made By Dr. Arnold Matlin At The Primer Congreso Internacional De Hermanamientos Managua, Nicaragua July 16, 2016

This week we have a guest blog by Dr. Arnold Matlin who gave the closing remarks at an international sister city conference in Nicaragua this month. Dr. Matlin is a long-time Nicaragua solidarity organizer and leader of the Nicaragua Network and Alliance for Global Justice.   Honored officials, activists, and friends, My name is Dr.…

From Armed Revolution to Cruise Ships

On this day in 1979 the nine commanders of the three tendencies of the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN) met for the first time amidst joyous crowds in Managua marking the official triumph of the Sandinista Revolution over the US-backed 45-year old Somoza dictatorship. Anastasio Somoza Debayle had fled two days earlier with the…