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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 Economy of Sharing Is Alive during Nicaragua’s Independence Celebration

Editor’s Note: AFGJ’s NicaNotes hosted a Webinar on Sept. 13 entitled The Smoking Gun: Recent Revelations about U.S. Destabilization Efforts in Nicaragua with Magda Lanuza, Coleen Littlejohn, Brian Willson and Nan McCurdy about current US intervention in Nicaragua. You can see the one-hour webinar here By Jorge Capelán This week is very important in Central…

NicaNotes: Kevin Zeese – Presente!

This week we honor our friend and colleague Kevin Zeese, who died suddenly at his home on Sunday, September 6th. He and his partner Margaret Flowers were co-founders of Popular Resistance, which is a fiscally sponsored project of the Alliance for Global Justice. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Margaret and all his family. For…

The Smoking Gun: Recent Revelations about U.S. Destabilization Efforts in Nicaragua

Having already resumed illegal unilateral coercive measures attacking Nicaragua’s economy, the US government is now openly supplementing its economic aggression with a program intended not just to supplant Nicaragua’s Sandinista government but ultimately to destroy Sandinismo as a viable political movement. They want to turn Nicaragua into Bolivia (where a US-supported 2019 coup forced the…

NicaNotes: US Media Have Dismissed This Important Story: International Banks Rank Nicaragua among the Best in Services for the People, Project Execution, and Transparency

By Nan McCurdy In less than three months Nicaragua has been recognized at least ten times by the IMF, the World Bank, the International Development Bank, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), the UN Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the Central American System for Economic Integration (SIECA) for…

NicaNotes: Report from Masaya

By Coleen R. Littlejohn Masaya, about a 45 minute drive from Managua, is a lovely little city. It’s a must stop for anyone visiting Nicaragua, given its incredibly beautiful handicraft market and the lovely volcanic lake bordering a neighborhood famous for its handmade hammocks. I was there again recently to buy a hammock for my…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua – Singing in the Rain

By Stephen Sefton Reprinted from Tortilla con Sal, August 7th 2020 “Come on with the rain, I’ve a smile on my face. I walk down the lane with a happy refrain Just singin’, singin’ in the rain“ – Gene Kelly – Singing in the Rain Having already resumed illegal unilateral coercive measures attacking Nicaragua’s economy, the…

NicaNotes: Tortilla con Sal Interviews Dr. Paul Oquist

On June 29, Tortilla con Sal interviewed Dr. Paul Oquist, Minister-Private Secretary for National Policies of the Presidency of Nicaragua, about his new book Equilibra, which focuses on the various dangers threatening life on Earth. NicaNotes highly recommends that you read the entire interview which was posted on July 10th at http://www.tortillaconsal.com/tortilla/node/9684. We have abstracted…