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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: Sovereign State or Vassal State?

Nicaragua: Sovereign State or Vassal State? [This article was originally printed in the Black Agenda Report at  https://blackagendareport.com/index.php/nicaragua-multipolar-world] By Margaret Kimberley (Margaret Kimberley is the author of Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents. Her work can also be found at patreon.com/margaretkimberley and on Twitter @freedomrideblog. Ms. Kimberley can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley(at)BlackAgendaReport.com.)   The United States and…

NicaNotes: Legendary Sandinista Leader Inaugurated as President, Defies US & Monroe Doctrine

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. Along with Margaret Kimberley, Lucille Murphey and S. Brian Willson, Kovalik was invited to be on…

Chuck Kaufman, ¡presente!

December 29, 2021 It is with great sadness that the Alliance for Global Justice announces that Chuck Kaufman, our National Co-Coordinator and one of the founders of AfGJ, has died. He passed peacefully of natural causes on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in his Tucson, Arizona home after a brief illness. Chuck was a true leader, a visionary, a…

NicaNotes: From Building Roads to Bamboo Handicrafts: A Story of Nicaragua’s Social Economy

An interview by Jorge Capelán (This interview was originally published by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign in London: https://nicaraguasc.org.uk/2021/11/from-building-roads-to-learning-the-ancient-techniques-of-bamboo-handicraft/) [Jorge Capelán is a Latin American journalist and political analyst who has worked for many years in Nicaragua. He appears weekly on news analysis programs and writes for several online news outlets.]  Construction worker Mauricio Antonio Núñez lost…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua’s Evidence-Based Democracy Threatens U.S. Oppression Domestically and Abroad

By Lauren Smith (Lauren Smith is Covert Action Magazine’s correspondent on location and serves on the editorial board of CAM. Her work has been widely published in other outlets as well.) Despite Washington’s best effort to derail Nicaragua’s electoral process through hybrid warfare, strong voter turnout resulted in a decisive victory by the Sandinista National…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua’s Election Was Free and Fair

By Richard Kohn, Ph.D. (Rick Kohn is a Professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland. He has worked on extension and research projects in the US, Nigeria, and Nicaragua. He covered the Nov. 7 general election in Nicaragua.) CNN and other mainstream media have been promoting a conspiracy…

NicaNotes: Benefits for Workers in Nicaragua’s Free Trade Zones: An Interview with Pedro Ortega

By Jorge Capelan [Jorge Capelán is a Latin American journalist and political analyst who has worked for many years in Nicaragua. He appears weekly on news analysis programs and writes for several online news outlets.]  Free Trade Zones (FTZs) play a very important role in Nicaragua’s struggle against poverty.  As distinct from most countries in the…