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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.



Venezuela & ALBA News 10.28.2022: Bolivia Rightwing Coup Attempt; More US Sanctions On Nicaragua

Bolivia Resumen: Elitist Coop Attempt in Santa Cruz The ultra right-wing governor of the department of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, and his separatist clique have been maintaining an elitist and bosses’ strike against the government of Bolivia since October 21, which has already cost one life and economic losses of tens of millions of…

NicaNotes: Witnessing the Sandinista Revolution

By Aidrean O Gallchobhair [Aidrean O Gallchobhair is an Irish Republican political activist involved in seeking the Independence and Reunification of Ireland. He also is involved in international solidarity with the struggle in Palestine and supporting the progressive governments of Latin America. In 2021 he played a small part in establishing the Cuban Solidarity Forum Ireland…

NicaNotes: Help Nicaragua Recover from Hurricane Julia!

Last week, on October 13th, we launched a campaign to raise emergency funds to support the Nicaraguan government’s efforts to rebuild damaged infrastructure and support the millions of people who have been severely affected by Hurricane Julia. You can donate to the Nicaragua Solidarity Fund “Padre Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, a project of the Alliance for…

NicaNotes: Help Nicaragua Recover from Hurricane Julia!

              The Alliance for Global Justice and solidarity groups working with its Nicaragua Network project, are launching today a campaign to raise emergency funds through the existing Nicaragua Solidarity Fund “Padre Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann” in order to support the Nicaraguan government’s efforts to rebuild damaged infrastructure and support the thousands…

NicaNotes: “We Want to Live in Peace!” The Speech of Honduran President Xiomara Castro before the United Nations

In 2009 a US backed military coup in Honduras shocked the region, sparking massive national and international outcry which demanded restoration of the democratic order.  Nicaragua’s solidarity with the people of Honduras was clear and decisive.  In support of international attempts to reverse the coup, United Nations General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto (formerly Nicaraguan Foreign…

NicaNotes: Community Building: Involving the Next Generation

An Interview by Winnie Narvaez [This interview was first published April 25, 2022, by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign of the UK and can be read here: https://nicaraguasc.org.uk/2022/04/community-building-involving-the-next-generation/] Dolores Esquivel is a founding member of the Gloria Quintanilla women’s co-operative. Winnie Narvaez interviewed her about the integration of young people into the co-op, community building as…

NicaNotes: Recent Health Advances in Nicaragua

By Nan McCurdy and Katherine Hoyt Nicaragua’s advances in nutrition, public health and health care may not be recognized in the mainstream media but they have been recognized by international organizations. Dr. Suzanne Serruya of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) stated in August that “It is very important to bear in mind that not…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua a ‘Dictatorship’ When It Follows US Lead on NGOs

By John Perry [John Perry lives in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes on Central America for The Nation, FAIR, The London Review of Books, OpenDemocracy, The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Counterpunch and other outlets.] (This article was first published in FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting): https://fair.org/home/nicaragua-a-dictatorship-when-it-follows-us-lead-on-ngos/ ) Daniel Ortega’s government in Nicaragua is “laying waste…