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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: 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,…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua´s Inspiring Social and Economic Advances

Nicaragua´s Inspiring Social and Economic Advances By Coleen R. Littlejohn (Coleen is an International development economist who has lived most of her professional life in Nicaragua since early 1980, working for different local and international NGOs as well as the World Bank in Nicaragua, Liberia and Ghana. She has also worked in Colombia and Chile.) Even as…

Webinar Announcement: Nicaragua’s Inspiring Social & Economic Advances

WEBINAR SUNDAY, JUNE 20 12 PM Pacific / 1 PM Nicaragua / 3 PM Eastern / 8 PM UK / 9 PM W. Europe REGISTER NOW Join us!  This 90-minute webinar will start with Jorge Capelán who will discuss Nicaragua’s current defensive actions against US destabilization and intervention in the November elections.  Then Winnie Narvaez and Coleen Littlejohn will discuss the…

NicaNotes: Which Way Forward for Solidarity?

Which Way Forward for Solidarity? By Chuck Kaufman Conversations have been taking place recently about the Nicaraguan government’s decision to arrest certain people for money laundering and violations of the Foreign Agents law passed in October 2020 as well as the December 2020 law making treason a crime. The Foreign Agents law, like the Foreign…