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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 Posts: The US Accuses Nicaragua of “Institutional Corruption” But its Own Report Doesn’t Support its Claim

This week’s guest blog is by a correspondent who prefers to remain anonymous due to their job in Nicaragua. On March 27, 2017, the headline in La Prensa, one of the major newspapers in Nicaragua, read, “The United States urges Nicaragua to address ‘institutional corruption’ A report on drug trafficking released this month by the US State Department…

Benjamin Linder, Presente!

April 28 marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of solidarity activist Benjamin Linder by the US-funded Contras. Ben was shot at short range along with his two Nicaraguan co-workers who were surveying to construct a small hydroelectric system to bring electricity to the village of San Jose de Bocay. Ben was the only US citizen who was killed…

Right-wing Congressmembers Reintroduce the NICA Act in the House; Please Act!

Act Now! On April 5, 2017 right-wing members of Congress led by Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, reintroduced an even worse version of the NICA Act (Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act) than the one they introduced last September during both countries’ presidential election season. If the NICA Act were to pass both chambers of the US Congress…

Nicanotes

Dear Readers, This week, on the verge of my 65th birthday, I had a “senior moment.” I could have sworn that one of you sent me a guest blog that I was planning to use. I can’t remember who sent it or what the subject was, so perhaps I dreamed the whole thing because I…

NicaNotes: What Do You Think?

I’ve got nothing new to say this week as a blog post, but I have written some summaries of the news stories that I feel may be of interest to solidarity activists. As always I welcome submissions for guest blogs. Submissions should be in the 2-4 page range. Send them to Chuck@AFGJ.org. I would need…