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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: Guest Blog: POST-ELECTORAL CALM AFTER “FIESTA CIVICA” IN NICARAGUA

Here is another guest blog by long-time Nicaragua solidarity activist Larry Fisk recounting his experience as an unofficial election accompanier. He first monitored Nicaragua’s election in 1990 and has done so every election since. – Chuck Kaufman   Larry Fisk November 8, 2016 Leon, Nicaragua Nicaraguans went back to work calmly on Monday after successful, peaceful and…

Ortega Wins Big in Presidential Contest

This article from the blog Informe Pastran, although written early in the counting, provides an excellent overview of the election. With 99.8% of the polling stations ballots counted, Ortega increased his lead to 72.5%. On Monday, a US State Department spokesperson declared the United States “deeply concerned” about what he called “flawed elections.” Since an…

NicaNotes: Guest Post: Nicaragua at Peace, in Relative Prosperity Before November 6th Landslide Re-Election of Daniel OrtegaNicaragua at Peace, in Relative Prosperity Before November 6th Landslide Re-Election of Daniel Ortega

Guest Post by Larry Fisk Having been in Nicaragua during elections in 1990, 2011 and 2012, I arrived in Managua on Friday, October 28 to be present for the current electoral process. Among the first things I noticed was that Managua seems cleaner than I have ever seen it. A campaign promoting clean living as…

NicaNotes: A Quick Update

I’ve been unable to write a substantive post this week due to Alliance for Global Justice’s involvement in the SOA Watch Border Convergence in Southern Arizona to protest border militarization and US migrant/refugee policies. Nicaraguans are not among the Central Americans who now make up two-thirds of the refugees apprehended crossing the border in Arizona.…

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…