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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: Hasta la Victoria Siempre!

By John Kotula From June of 2015 through June of 2017, I lived in Chinandega, Chinandega, indisputably the hottest city in Nicaragua. I was a Peace Corps volunteer. Walking around town, sweating, I often passed a statue of a revolutionary throwing a molotov cocktail: I always had the same thought, “Ah! Nicaragua! A country where…

Nicanotes: To Die for Others

By John Kotula Over the last couple of weeks, I have lent a hand on the restoration of a mural on the long wall in front of the Ajax Delgado municipal police headquarters in Managua. This large complex is named after a student activist who fought against the Somoza regime and was murdered on September…

NicaNotes: Nicaraguans Lose TPS: Outrageous and Yet a Back-Handed Compliment

By Chuck Kaufman A couple of weeks ago, the Trump administration announced that Nicaraguans in the US would no longer have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) allowing them to stay legally and to work in the US. First extended when Hurricane Mitch devastated Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador in 1998, Nicaragua was the first country to lose TPS status during an overall review…