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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: Briefs, Delegations, and Webinars!

BRIEFS By Chuck Kaufman Committed to negotiations for peace In a press release issued March 20, the Negotiations Round Table announced that “Thanks to the efforts of the Apostolic Nuncio, as witness and companion, and the Special Delegate of the OAS Secretary General, and taking into account the greater coinciding of positions, the negotiation process…

NicaNotes: Carlos Fernando Chamorro and Confidencial

By Louise Richards The political dynamics of the Chamorro family are extremely complex.  Carlos Fernando Chamorro’s father, the late Pedro Joaquin Chamorro, editor of La Prensa, was an outspoken critic of the then 33 year dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza.  His assassination on January 10, 1978 — by agents still unknown — made him a national…

NicaNotes: Dismissing the Truth Debunks Amnesty International’s Misleading Reports

By Chuck Kaufman On Tuesday, February 26, the Alliance for Global Justice and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (UK) released a report, Dismissing the Truth, that exhaustively rebuts two reports on human rights in Nicaragua in 2018 by Amnesty International. The Amnesty International reports accuse the democratically-elected government of Nicaragua of “a strategy of…

NicaNotes: Learning the Lessons of Empire and Solidarity: No Contras in Venezuela!

By Josh Bergeron, February 8, 2019 [Josh Bergeron is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is currently writing a dissertation about the solidarity movements of the 70s-80s, entitled “The North American Front”: Direct Action Anti-Imperialism in the Latin America Solidarity Movement, 1969-1992. He says, “But my interest is not purely academic,…

NicaNotes: Street sellers,trade unionists,contributors to Nicaragua’s wealth!

Originally published on the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Website News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (UK) The social economy in Nicaragua is the largest in Latin America, generating 40% of the country’s wealth and representing 90% of the workforce. It is made up of co-operatives, associations, small and medium businesses and farms, and…