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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: Unilateral Coercive Measures and Human Rights

By Alfred de Zayas Alfred de Zayas is a law professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and served as a UN Independent Expert on International Order 2012-18. He is the author of twelve books. [This article was first published in Counterpunch on Dec. 29, 2023.] As a matter of proper terminology, it is best…

NicaNotes: We must stop new sanctions on Nicaragua from advancing in Congress!

By Jill Clark-Gollub Jill Clark-Gollub organizes study delegations to Nicaragua and has published in outlets including COHA, Popular Resistance, and Alliance for Global Justice The deceptively named Restoring Sovereignty and Human Rights Act is advancing through Congress. Designed to do the exact opposite of promoting sovereignty or human rights, it must be stopped. We must…

Nicanotes: Today’s Nicaragua: “Jungle outposts” or AM-PMs?

Raul Sandelin in a San Diego filmmaker, journalist, and educator. He first went to Nicaragua in the 1980s to support the Sandinista revolution and worked on several projects between Matagalpa, San Ramon, and Mulukukú. DATELINE…Managua, Nicaragua (July 19, 1989) I was standing in the Plaza of the Revolution for the 10th anniversary of the Sandinista-led…

NicaNotes: News Briefs

Food for School Meals Distributed; Housing Advances; Roads Repaired On Dec. 29, during her daily talk, Vice President Rosario Murillo reported that the “first distribution of food for the School Meal Program will begin on January 5” in advance of the start of the new school year on January 29th. Meals are served to 1.2…

Nicanotes: Nicaragua Supports Palestinian Struggle

The ties between the Sandinistas of Nicaragua and the Palestinians go back decades. In the late 1960s, numerous Sandinistas trained with members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in the Middle East. The Nicaraguan government has released several statements in support of the Palestinians since the start of the war in Gaza and, earlier this…

NicaNotes – Nicaragua 2023: Social Advances

By Nan McCurdy and Katherine Hoyt Just in 2023 Nicaragua has made incredible social advances to improve the well-being of the population. We will only cover a few examples here. Once again, according to the annual World Economic Forum 2023 Gender Gap Index, Nicaragua has ranked in 7th place worldwide in gender equality, and first in all of…