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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.



Refugee Caravan: Where are the Nicaraguans?

By Chuck Kaufman By the time this blog is published, the results of the US midterm elections will be known. I’m willing to bet now that if the Democrats hoped-for “Blue Wave” does not materialize, their number one scapegoat will be the caravan of refugees from Central America which is slowly crossing Mexico. I have…

NicaNotes: NSCAG Statement and Briefing October 2018

This week I want to share the October briefing from the Nicaragua Solidarity Committee Action Group in the United Kingdom. NSCAG has close ties to the Trade Union movement in Great Britain. The Nicaragua Solidarity Committee and the US Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice have been strong allies for decades and are in almost daily…

NicaNotes: Humanitarian Intervention: False Doctrine

Humanitarian Intervention: False Doctrine By Chuck Kaufman I am really angry that passage of the NICA Act in its even worse form, the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018 (S. 3233), appears to be a fait accompli – and by unanimous consent at that! If this Act has not passed by the time you receive…

NicaNotes: Complicating the Narrative on Nicaragua

No one can accuse NACLA of being a pro-Sandinista publication. While at times we have worked with them, we have also had some major disagreements over the years. For that reason, we share this NACLA article and commend them on pointing out the nuances and contradictions at a time when the US Senate is poised to pass…

NicaNotes: NSCAG debunks Amnesty claims about political prisoners

NSCAG debunks Amnesty claims about political prisoners NSCAG News | on: Saturday, 22 September 2018 By Louise Richards, Trade Union and Communications Coordinator The Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (NSCAG) is based in the UK and has a long history of building trade union and broader solidarity with Nicaragua. In its latest attempt to demonise Nicaragua, Amnesty International…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua’s Success Threatens US Stranglehold on Latin America

Nicaragua’s Success Threatens US Stranglehold on Latin AmericaBy: Lauren Smith Published by TeleSur, Sept. 14, 2018 It’s imperative that President Ortega and Nicaragua be defended from covert imperialist aggression by the United States under its brand of fake ‘democracy,’ writes Lauren Smith. The United States’ economic and geopolitical stranglehold on Latin America is threatened and they are running scared…

NicaNotes: Fake News and False Travel Advisory: Take Action

NicaNotes: Fake News and False Travel Advisory: Take ActionNicaNotes: Fake News and False Travel Advisory: Take Action Even Scientific American has been drawn into the international attack on Nicaragua and the US-funded regime change campaign. Below, Nicaragua’s chief climate change negotiator, Dr. Paul Oquist, calls out Scientific American on its fake news. Below that is…

NicaNotes: Official Nicaragua response to UN Human Rights Report

Official Nicaragua response to UN Human Rights Report NicaNotes will not typically devote this space to official Sandinista government writings or publications. We make an exception in this instance because of the gravity of the misinformation contained in the report by the Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights and the almost universal…