Nicaragua

Major Solidarity Groups Send Open Letter on Nicaragua to the IACHR

The Alliance for Global Justice (US) and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (UK) sent the following Open Letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, signed by our two organizations and a number of prominent international and Nicaraguan activists and experts. Signers include Blanca Segovia Sandino Arauz, daughter of General Augusto C. Sandino, Camilo Mejia, Human…

Tom Baker, Long-time Nicaragua Activist Dies

By Chuck Kaufman Below is the family-written remembrance of Tom Baker, well-known Chicago solidarity activist who in recent years has lived full-time in Nicaragua. I believe Tom and I started work for the Nicaragua Network at about the same time in 1987; Tom as Midwest Regional Director and me as National Fundraising Coordinator. This was…

Brilliant Interview with Nicaraguan Ambassador Francisco Campbell

Francisco Campbell, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the U.S., held a terrific and very informative conversation with Teri Mattson, who heads up Code Pink’s Latin America work. https://youtu.be/H6PzkbqqAnE   Francisco Campbell, a Creole from Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, gives an inspiring account of the achievements of the Sandinista revolution, including for the Indigenous peoples and African descendants living…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua and the COVID-19 pandemic

By Stephen Sefton, Tortilla con Sal, March 29th 2020 http://www.tortillaconsal.com/tortilla/node/8954 While each country’s experience facing the COVID-19 pandemic is different, some common fundamental factors can make the difference between widespread catastrophe and relative stability. Nicaragua has so far been among the most successful countries in Latin America in protecting its population from the virus while also…

Sanctions Kill! – Food Sovereignty Delegation to Venezuela April 12-21, 2020

Sponsored by Manitos Children’s Fund and Alliance for Global Justice $1200 includes all meals, housing, in-country transportation, translation, and program, including participation in an international food sovereignty conference to celebrate International Day of the Peasant. US Citizens need a visa to visit Venezuela. The hard deadline for the application and $200 deposit to be received…

Sandino Vive! Delegation Begins

From the 13th to the 23rd of February, the Friends of the ATC is hosting its “Sandino Vive!” solidarity delegation in Nicaragua, with participation from solidarity organizers and food systems advocates from the US and Canada, plus youth representatives from the ATC, IALA Ixim Ulew, and La Vía Campesina Central American region. We will be…

NicaNotes: Right-wing Nicaraguan opposition boasts of support from US and EU in campaign to oust Sandinista gov’t

The US embassy and European Union are meeting with right-wing Nicaraguan opposition leaders and pressuring them to unite against elected leftist President Daniel Ortega in the lead-up to the 2021 election. By Ben Norton, reprinted from Grayzone Project February 7, 2020 A far-right opposition figure in Nicaragua has boasted that the country’s unpopular opposition forces are meeting…

NicaNotes: Reality lays bare the scam of the coup perpetrators

By Jorge Capelán A new piece of information reveals the great scam of the promoters of the “soft coup” attempted in 2018 which was presented inside and outside Nicaragua as a “student insurrection” against the Sandinista government. On Jan. 26, Vice President Rosario Murillo announced that the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) had the…

NicaNotes: Thirteen Years of Sandinista Government

By Gaby Ulloa Z. Translated by Nan McCurdy [Editor’s Note: The Sandinista Revolution was a revolution of young people. The guerilla fighters in the countryside were called “los muchachos” because they were so young, which is why even today Nicaragua’s voting age is 15. The universities were hotbeds of revolution in the Managua as well.…

NicaNotes: The Revolution has transformed the lives of Nicaragua’s Caribbean peoples

Translated by tortilla on 11/01/2020 http://www.tortillaconsal.com/tortilla/node/8429 Adolfo Pastrán Arancibia, Informe Pastrán, in Radio La Primerísima, January 10th 2020 http://www.radiolaprimerisima.com/noticias/general/276706/la-revolucion… On January 10th this year, the government of President Daniel Ortega completed thirteen years in office. Many things have changed in the country in political, social and economic terms, with great strides in competitiveness, human development and poverty…