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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: 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…

U.S. Cries Foul Because Nicaragua Stops It from Buying This Year’s Elections

By Rita Jill Clark-Gollub, an active member of Friends of Latin America in Maryland, and Assistant Editor/Translator at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. The corporate media is again awash with accusatory articles about Nicaragua, claiming that the government is disqualifying political opponents to give the FSLN an easy win in this year’s elections. Let’s take a…

NicaNotes: What Can We Do?

By Laura Wells (Laura Wells is a Latin America solidarity activist living in Oakland, California. She has participated in a dozen Latin American political delegations since 2005.) This article about Nicaragua reverses the typical order, it starts with the question of “What can we do?” and ends with a bit of history, Nicaragua’s and mine.…

NicaNotes: NPR Should Ask Where Nicaraguan Non-Profits Get Their Money

By John Perry (This article was originally published on May 24th by CounterPunch here: https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/24/npr-should-ask-where-nicaraguan-non-profits-money-comes-from/ ) Imagine what would happen if the US media discovered that a candidate in the mid-term elections was under investigation by the FBI for receiving money from a foreign government. Then, suppose it was one that’s hostile to the US,…

NicaNotes: A Briefing on Electoral Reforms in Nicaragua

By Louise Richards (This article was published by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (UK) on May 17 on their web page: https://www.nscag.org/resources/NSCAG%20Electoral%20Reform%20Briefing.pdf ) With approval ratings for the government of Daniel Ortega and the FSLN consistently high, it is looking increasingly likely that they will be re-elected in November 2021. A national M&R Consultores…