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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: ‘The mouse kills the cat’: Augusto Cesar Sandino’s rebellion against the US: How Sandino fought for Nicaragua’s independence, lost, and remained a hero for its people

By Dan Kovalik (Daniel Kovalik teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is author of the recently-released No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using “Humanitarian” Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests.) [This article originally appeared on rt.com at https://www.rt.com/news/550092-augusto-cesar-sandino-nicaraguan/ on Feb. 21, the anniversary of Sandino’s…

NicaNotes: We Won’t Rest in Defending the Revolution

By William Grigsby Vado [Transcribed and translated by Miguel Mairena and Nan McCurdy from “Sin Fronteras, Feb. 4, 2022, minute 7 to 27 and a short selection from Feb. 9] (William Grigsby is a Nicaraguan journalist, analyst and historian.) Let us begin with the decision taken by the National Assembly at the request of the…

NicaNotes: 2021: A Year of Big Advances in Nicaragua

By Nan McCurdy [This article is an updated version of a webinar presentation given December 18 hosted by Task Force on the Americas, Ecumenical Peace Institute, and Mt Diablo Peace & Justice Center.] In 2021 Nicaragua made great leaps in improving lives and recuperating essential rights! Defending Sovereignty In my opinion the most important advance…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua: Sovereign State or Vassal State?

Nicaragua: Sovereign State or Vassal State? [This article was originally printed in the Black Agenda Report at  https://blackagendareport.com/index.php/nicaragua-multipolar-world] By Margaret Kimberley (Margaret Kimberley is the author of Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents. Her work can also be found at patreon.com/margaretkimberley and on Twitter @freedomrideblog. Ms. Kimberley can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley(at)BlackAgendaReport.com.)   The United States and…

NicaNotes: Legendary Sandinista Leader Inaugurated as President, Defies US & Monroe Doctrine

By Dan Kovalik (Daniel Kovalik teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is author of the recently-released No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using “Humanitarian” Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests. Along with Margaret Kimberley, Lucille Murphey and S. Brian Willson, Kovalik was invited to be on…

Chuck Kaufman, ¡presente!

December 29, 2021 It is with great sadness that the Alliance for Global Justice announces that Chuck Kaufman, our National Co-Coordinator and one of the founders of AfGJ, has died. He passed peacefully of natural causes on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in his Tucson, Arizona home after a brief illness. Chuck was a true leader, a visionary, a…

NicaNotes: From Building Roads to Bamboo Handicrafts: A Story of Nicaragua’s Social Economy

An interview by Jorge Capelán (This interview was originally published by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign in London: https://nicaraguasc.org.uk/2021/11/from-building-roads-to-learning-the-ancient-techniques-of-bamboo-handicraft/) [Jorge Capelán is a Latin American journalist and political analyst who has worked for many years in Nicaragua. He appears weekly on news analysis programs and writes for several online news outlets.]  Construction worker Mauricio Antonio Núñez lost…