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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: Inside an Uprising “Made in the USA”

By Gabriela Luna This is an edited excerpt from The Other Nicaragua, Empire and Resistance, published October 2nd, 2019, by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Translation from Spanish into English by Jill Clark-Gollub. In 2007, the U.S. redesigned its strategy in Nicaragua, dropping its financial support for political parties that had lost significant prestige due to their…

NicaNotes: Nicaraguan President Considers Returning to the International Court of Justice

By Nan McCurdy On October 5, the 107th anniversary of the assassination of Nicaraguan Hero Benjamin Zeledon by collaborators with US Marines invited in by Nicaraguans who wanted uncontested power, President Daniel Ortega said Nicaragua is considering the possibility of returning to the International Court of Justice. He revealed that the government has documented the…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua’s Joys and Sorrow: the Coup that Failed

This page-turner summarizes the irregular coup-attempt that struck Nicaragua in 2018, claiming 253 lives.  Longtime columnist Kathryn Albrecht’s succinct and compelling overview first appeared in four parts, May to June 2019, in west-central New Mexico’s historical paper-of-record, El Defensor Chieftain.  She conducted interviews in southern Nicaragua in March and visited northern communities in July of 2019. Albrecht…

NicaNotes: Green-smearing – from Nicaragua to Bolivia

By Stephen Sefton (A longer version of this piece was published on http://www.tortillaconsal.com/tortilla/node/7269? on September 4, 2019.) A fundamental dimension of contemporary psychological warfare has been dual-purpose corporate co-option of non-governmental organizations. In that psy-warfare dimension, NGOs serve both as disinformation partners with Western news media and too as false interlocutors in international forums and…

NicaNotes: The Sun Doesn’t Go Down ‘Even a Little Bit’

By Jorge Capelan (Translated by Nan McCurdy. A longer version of this piece was published in managuaconamor.blogspot.com on Aug. 29, 2019) In Nicaragua, the sun continues to shine without declining an inch, as the great Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío stated. Tourism is recovering, agricultural production continues to increase, social programs do not stop, Managua welcomes…