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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: 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.…