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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: 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…

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…