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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 and Central American migration

By Stephen Sefton The current migration crisis of people from Central America traveling across Mexico to reach the United States has received widespread international coverage. Some reports and articles rightly point to the origins of the crisis in destructive US foreign policy intervention over many decades in Central America. But even many of those articles…

NicaNotes: IF WE’RE AT WAR, WE’RE LOSING: How Nicaragua Thrives Despite Illegal U.S. Intervention

Text and Photos by Madeline McClure In March, 2021, I traveled to Nicaragua as a delegate with the Sanctions Kill! Coalition delegation to witness the impact of the “coercive measures” the U.S. uses to impose its political and economic interests, rationalized by its allegations of repression and political crisis. Yet rather than find a people…

NicaNotes: Farewell Letters to Friends of Nicaragua

Two great friends of Nicaragua have died during the past week. Paul Oquist was born in the US, became a Nicaraguan citizen, and served the Nicaraguan people and their revolution for decades, He was known internationally as a voice crying in the wilderness to save the planet and its environment. Ramsey Clark, a former US…

NicaNotes: Violence against Women: Lessons from Nicaragua

By Louise Richards Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Committee. [This article was published by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Committee (NSCAG) on March 24, 2021, at https://www.nscag.org/news/article/337/violence-against-women-lessons-from-nicaragua) “In truth, the violence which we must eradicate in all its forms is violence against women – it destroys us, diminishes us, denigrates us, humiliates us all, not just…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua rebuffs attacks at human rights hearing

By John Perry Nicaragua was one of the first countries in Latin America to give constitutional rights to its Indigenous peoples and its laws to protect their territories are justly famous (especially the Autonomy Law of 1986 and the Demarcation Law of 2003). Some 40,000 Indigenous families live in areas that are legally owned and…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua’s Indigenous Peoples: Neocolonial ties, autonomous reality

Conversations with Indigenous leaders, and people at the grass roots in Nicaragua’s Northern Caribbean Autonomous Region March 2021 Introduction By Stephen Sefton [The interviews in their entirety can be read at: https://afgj.org/download/nicaraguas-Indigenous-peoples-neocolonial-lies-autonomous-reality ] Between November 11 and 16, 2020, between the passing of Hurricane Eta and the arrival of Hurricane Iota, the Tortilla con Sal…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua’s ‘Foreign Agents’ Law Explained

By Louise Richards (Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group-UK) [This article was originally published by NSCAG on 22 February 2021 at https://www.nscag.org/news/article/333/nicaraguas-foreign-agents-law-explained] In October 2020, Nicaragua passed a ‘Foreign Agents’ law. The law requires all organisations, agencies or individuals, who work with, receive funds from or respond to organizations that are owned or controlled directly or indirectly…