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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: Rebuilding Update After Hurricanes Eta and Iota

Correction: The previous email sent out today was mistakenly a reprint of an older article you can find here. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused. Nicaragua Needs Our Solidarity to Rebuild!Nicaragua got slammed by two powerful hurricanes in two weeks in November, Eta, category 4 and Iota, category 5.  Before Hurricane Iota…

NicaNotes: More Money for Coup Groups from US Agency for International Development

By Nan McCurdy Organizations that led the coup attempt in 2018 against the constitutional government of President Daniel Ortega, continue to receive foreign funding from the United States and some European countries. The latest information on USAID funding of the US-directed opposition was made available by journalist William Grigsby on Radio La Primerísima’s Sin Fronteras…

NicaNotes: Branding Nicaraguan meat as ‘conflict beef’ is the latest political attack on a country already suffering from illegal US sanctions

Earlier this year Nicaragua’s opposition and its supporters in the international media were promoting stories about the Sandinista government’s “failure” to address the Covid-19 pandemic. This backfired when Nicaragua became the first country in Central America to get the virus under control. Next they claimed that Sandinista supporters were attacking Catholic churches, but then it…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua, attacked for following the same policies as US against foreign meddling

By John Perry (John Perry is a writer living in Masaya, Nicaragua.) Reprinted from the Council on Hemispheric Affairs   US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched another attack on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government last month, accusing President Daniel Ortega of being a “dictator” who is “doubling down on repression and refusing to honor the democratic…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua 2018: Uncensoring the truth—Testimonies of victims of opposition violence during the failed coup attempt of 2018

This new e-book can be read in its entirety at https://afgj.org/nicaragua-2018-uncensoring-the-truth and http://www.tortillaconsal.com/tortilla/node/10378 Introduction By Stephen Septon A group of people in solidarity with Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution have recorded, transcribed and translated the testimonies of over 30 people of different backgrounds about their experience of the violent failed coup attempt in Nicaragua between April and…