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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: Is Nicaragua Hiding COVID-19 Cases?

By Becca Mohally Renk Becca Mohally Renk has lived in Nicaragua for 20 years, working with the Jubilee House Community and its project, the Center for Development in Central America in Ciudad Sandino, just outside of Managua. Since the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic in March, we have seen opposition media in Nicaragua quoting unnamed…

NicaNotes: “It is time to swap nuclear weapons for hospitals”

Submitted by tortilla, 4/15/2020 President Daniel Ortega addresses Nicaragua’s people (and a world in crisis) Good afternoon, Nicaraguan sisters and brothers, Nicaraguan families. First, our Solidarity and our Condolences to all the families who are suffering from the hardships of this pandemic, whose loved ones have died; some who are in serious condition in Intensive care;…

NicaNotes: Nicaraguans in Costa Rica: A Manufactured “Refugee” Crisis

Reprinted from March 23, 2020, Council on Hemispheric Affairs http://www.coha.org/nicaraguans-in-costa-rica-a-manufactured-refugee-crisis/ By John Perry From Masaya, Nicaragua The situation has mostly normalized in Nicaragua and yet the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is promoting an imminent refugee crisis narrative. 80% of the recent asylum requests came from people who had been living and working…

NicaNotes: While Nicaragua returns to peace, media and international NGOs conjure epidemic of violence with dubious reporting

Media bias against Nicaragua’s Sandinista government is unremitting, and international NGOs are feeding it by misreporting a violent land dispute in the Bosawás nature reserve. By John Perry (This article was originally published by Graystone Project, Feb. 19, 2020 https://thegrayzone.com/2020/02/19/nicaragua-peace-media-international-ngos-violence-reporting/ Here’s a headline you won’t see in the corporate media: Nicaragua is at peace. After…