Nicaragua

Global False Witness – Targeting Nicaragua

Originally published on Tortilla con Sal, August 2nd 2017 Global Witness is a well-established environmental and human rights non-governmental organization based in Britain. As with many other similar organizations, its reports often figure in news media as authoritative sources on international issues. Ever since the 1980s and, increasingly so, after the turn of the century,…

Poor Journalism Muddies Canal Story

About       Subscribe       Contact I’ve noticed a few Nicaphiles on social media have published on their timelines an article from The Times entitled China puts Nicaraguan Canal plan on hold. While the status of the Grand Canal is by no means clear, I would caution against putting too much faith in this short article that appears to…

Trump’s Budget Would Cut Aid; Nicaraguan Leaders Aren’t Concerned

About       Subscribe       Contact Economic sector leaders recently spoke out unanimously that Trump’s proposed budget cuts in foreign aid will not affect Nicaragua. The threat of the NICA Act, though, does continue to look malignantly over the horizon, so let’s explore this week where economic relations stand between Washington and Managua. In the US system, presidents…

NicaNotes: Guest Posts: The US Accuses Nicaragua of “Institutional Corruption” But its Own Report Doesn’t Support its Claim

This week’s guest blog is by a correspondent who prefers to remain anonymous due to their job in Nicaragua. On March 27, 2017, the headline in La Prensa, one of the major newspapers in Nicaragua, read, “The United States urges Nicaragua to address ‘institutional corruption’ A report on drug trafficking released this month by the US State Department…