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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: United States Once Again Attacking Government of Nicaragua 

By Yader Lanuza [Yader Lanuza is a Nicaraguan scholar who teaches sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.] The Excuse Since the house arrest of former president Violeta Barrios de Chamorro’s daughter Cristiana Chamorro for money laundering and other crimes, the US and international assault against the Sandinista government has grown. This is the…

NicaNotes: Stop US-Directed Regime Change in Nicaragua; Stop the RENACER Act!

Please plan to attend a webinar with Nicaragua’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Denis Moncada on Thursday, September 23. Register here: bit.ly/nicasolidarity or scroll to the end of NicaNotes for more information. Stop US-Directed Regime Change in Nicaragua; Stop the RENACER Act! [This article was first published in Popular Resistance on Sept. 14, 2021.] On Monday, September…

NicaNotes: Myths about Nicaraguan migrants

By John Perry [John Perry is based in Nicaragua and writes on Central America for The Nation, The London Review of Books, OpenDemocracy, The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Counterpunch and other outlets.] According to Reuters, when Daniel Ortega’s government “began arresting presidential contenders,” tens of thousands of people “slipped into exile” in the United States…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua at a Revolutionary Crossroads and in Imperialist Crosshairs

By Netfa Freeman [This article was first published by Black Agenda Report on 25 Aug 2021: https://blackagendareport.com/nicaragua-revolutionary-crossroads-and-imperialist-crosshairs] (Netfa Freeman is an organizer in Pan-African Community Action (PACA) and on the Coordinating Committee of the Black Alliance for Peace. Netfa is also co-host/producer of the WPFW radio show and podcast Voices With Vision. He recently participated…

NicaNotes: Managua’s Missing Murals

By Becca Mohally Renk [This article was originally published on the Casa Ben Linder blog at https://www.casabenjaminlinder.org/navigatingnicaragua/tr700abwmbf4hvks4lc05u75ewin6e .] (Becca Mohally Renk is part of the Jubilee House Community, which works in sustainable development in Ciudad Sandino. The JHC also works to educate visitors to Nicaragua, including through their hospitality and solidarity cultural center at Casa…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua: the right to live in peace

Join the Nicaragua Network in our Monthly Webinar Series: Sunday, August 22: What’s at Stake in Nicaragua’s 2021 Elections 12 PM PT / 1 PM NICARAGUA / 3 PM ET / 8 PM GREENWICH, UK The national elections in Nicaragua, to be held on November 7, are caught in controversy.  This month’s webinar speaker, Sofia Clark, will address…

NicaNotes: Sanctions May Impoverish Nicaraguans, but Won’t Change Their Vote

By John Perry This article was originally published by NACLA on August 6, 2021: https://nacla.org/sanctions-may-impoverish-nicaraguans-won%27t-change-their-vote [John Perry is based in Nicaragua and writes on Central America for The Nation, The London Review of Books, openDemocracy, The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Counterpunch and other outlets.] In 1985, when President Reagan declared Nicaragua “an unusual and extraordinary…

NicaNotes: Hands off Nicaragua!

By Arnold Matlin [This essay appeared in The Livingston County News on July 29, 2021.] (Dr. Arnold Matlin traveled to Nicaragua for the first time in 1988, and has been in solidarity with the Nicaraguan Revolution since then, receiving the Medal of the 25th Anniversary of the Revolution in 2004.  He is a member of…

NicaNotes: Please Sign On as an Individual to the “Hands Off Nicaragua!” Solidarity Letter Calling on the US to Stop Interfering in Nicaragua!

Please sign on as an individual to the “Hands Off Nicaragua!” solidarity letter calling on the US to stop interfering in Nicaragua! Sign HERE Remembering Ben Linder’s legacy through the Ben Linder Solidarity School By Erika Takeo (Erika Takeo is a North American based in Managua, Nicaragua. She is the coordinator of the Friends of the ATC,…