Nicaragua

Happy Anniversary of the Day of Happiness!

By Nan McCurdy Today, July 17 is the 40th anniversary of the Day of Happiness when the US-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza fled Nicaragua in the early morning hours. The final offensive against Somoza and the feared National Guard was led by the Sandinista Front for National Liberation (FSLN), in great measure a bunch of teenagers…

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 7.12.2019: Taking apart the Bachelet UN Human Rights Report on Venezuela

Venezuela: Responses to Bachelet UN Human Rights Report Alfred de Zayas: UN human rights report on Venezuela fundamentally flawed and disappointing Pasqualina Curcio Curcio: Provide Evidence, Mrs. Bachelet Resumen Latinoamericano: Venezuela Urges UNHCR to Correct 70 Mistakes in its Report Statement by Venezuelan Government in Response to Bachelet’s UNHCR Report Grayzone: ‘Weaponizing human rights’: UN…

NicaNotes: The Strategic Retreat from Managua to Masaya

Demoledora demostración de fuerza sandinista By Jorge Capelan Saturday July 6, the people of Nicaragua celebrated the strategic retreat to Masaya with a mobilization that for 40 years has been characterized by two things: its massiveness and its organizational demands, given that it consists of a march or caravan of thousands and thousands of people…

While Weakening OAS Institutionality, US and Right-wing Opposition Fails to Achieve Objectives.

By Chuck Kaufman (Original source material translated by Nan McCurdy) Last week’s turbulent meeting of the 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States in Medellin, Colombia, further weakened the regional body, virtually killed Secretary General Luis Almagro’s prospects for re-election, and dealt yet another devastating blow to the Nicaraguan opposition and the Trump…

NicaNotes: Forgiveness: A Revolutionary Trait

By Chuck Kaufman The willingness of the Sandinista government to go to almost any lengths to achieve national peace and tranquility, including pardoning the crimes of those in the opposition who killed, tortured, burned homes, schools, markets, and public buildings in last year’s failed coup attempt, is consistent with their historical record. Recall that the…