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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 OAS, or the “Ministry of Colonies”

By Jemima Pierre (Jemima Pierre is an editor and columnist for Black Agenda Report, the Haiti/Americas Team Co-Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace, and a Black Studies and anthropology professor at UCLA.) [This article was first published on April 27, 2022 in Black Agenda Report] In the wake of the expulsion of the Organization…

NicaNotes: Becoming More Sovereign

By Fabrizio Casari (Fabrizio Casari is an Italian Journalist who has made multiple trips to Nicaragua since living there in the 1980s.) Nicaragua ceased to be a member of the Organization of American States (OAS) with an announcement on November 21, 2021. And on April 24, in a firm communiqué, Managua announced that to implement…

NicaNotes: Women’s struggle in Nicaragua: from liberation fighters to building an alternative society (Part II)

By Erika Takeo and Rohan Rice [This article was first published by the People’s Dispatch on November 04, 2021, at https://peoplesdispatch.org/2021/11/04/womens-struggle-in-nicaragua-from-liberation-fighters-to-building-an-alternative-society/ ] [Erika Takeo is a member of the International Relations Secretariat of the Rural Workers Association (ATC) and Coordinator of the Friends of the ATC. Rohan Rice is a writer, photographer, and translator from…

NicaNotes: Women’s struggle in Nicaragua: from liberation fighters to building an alternative society

NicaNotes, like most of Nicaragua, will take a vacation for Semana Santa (Holy Week). We’ll be back on April 21st. By Erika Takeo and Rohan Rice [This article was first published by the People’s Dispatch on November 04, 2021, at https://peoplesdispatch.org/2021/11/04/womens-struggle-in-nicaragua-from-liberation-fighters-to-building-an-alternative-society/ ] Erika Takeo is a member of the International Relations Secretariat of the Rural…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua Defangs US Regime Change Tactics by Renewing Partnership with China and Leaving the OAS

By Ben Gutman [This article was first published on January 20, 2022, by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) at https://www.coha.org/nicaragua-a-renewed-partnership-with-china-defangs-us-regime-change-tactics/] (Ben Gutman is an independent writer, researcher, and organizer. He is currently working on the outsourcing of US border militarization to Guatemala in collaboration with the Guatemala Solidarity Project and the Promoters of Migrant…

NicaNotes: The Gains of Nicaraguan Women during the Second Sandinista Government

By Stansfield Smith [Stan Smith was on delegations to Nicaragua in February 2020 and October 2021. He is editor of the Alliance for Global Justice’s “Venezuela & ALBA Weekly News” and https://chicagoalbasolidarity.org/.] Women, particularly those in the Third World, often find themselves with limited ability to participate in community organizations and political life because of…

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…