Nicaragua

NicaNotes: Street sellers,trade unionists,contributors to Nicaragua’s wealth!

Originally published on the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Website News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (UK) The social economy in Nicaragua is the largest in Latin America, generating 40% of the country’s wealth and representing 90% of the workforce. It is made up of co-operatives, associations, small and medium businesses and farms, and…

NicaNotes: Nicaraguan Government Works to Maintain Economic Stability

Nicaraguan Government Works to Maintain Economic Stability By Nan McCurdy The Nicaraguan government developed and honored a tripartite decision-making system when it came to anything about workers. Since 2007 that system worked well, especially for determining the minimum salary in different sectors every six months. The workers, the large businesses and the government met twice…

Life under the dictatorship vs. Life under Sandinismo

Alliance for Global Justice co-sponsored a recent delegation organized by Friends of the ATC (Farmworkers Union). Delegates lived and worked alongside ATC members. Susan Lagos, a long-time Nicaragua resident and former campesina (peasant farmer) herself, translated into English the life experiences told by Emerita Vega, the head of household of the family she stayed with.…

NicaNotes: Luis Almagro calls for foreign intervention in Nicaragua (again)

NicaNotes is a blog for Nicaragua activists and those interested in Nicaragua, published by the Nicaragua Network, a project of the Alliance for Global Justice. It provides news and analysis from the context of Nicaragua Network’s long history of struggle in solidarity with the Sandinista Revolution. Guest Blogs on the OAS and a Movie Review of Las Sandinistas…

NicaNotes: US NICA Act Aims to Cut Nicaragua Access to Capital While Nicaragua Targets US Funding Pipeline to the Opposition

by Chuck Kaufman The Nicaraguan government removed the legal standing last week of nine non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that supported the attempted coup that disrupted much of the country for three months last spring and summer. It should also be remembered that Violeta Chamorro removed the legal standing of nine NGOs when she was president from…

Friends of the ATC Delegation announcement

The Alliance for Global Justice announces the: Food Sovereignty & Agroecology in Nicaragua Delegation Which we are co-sponsoring with Friends of the ATC January 3rd-13th, 2019 Since its founding in 1978, the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC) has trained, organized, and fought for the rights of Nicaraguan farmworkers and small-scale producers. Today the ATC,…

URGENT: Tell Your Senators – Hands Off Nicaragua!

The NICA Act in its resurrected Senate form as the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018, sponsored by Ted Cruz and Robert Menendez, has now been added to the Senate calendar and is expected to be voted on by unanimous consent shortly. This bill not only would direct US officials to block loans from…

URGENT: Tell your Senators: Hands Off Nicaragua!

Click Here to Take Action Now! On Wednesday, September 26, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported out the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018 (S. 3233) which incorporates the House of Representatives-passed Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act of 2017 (NICA Act). S. 3233, the Senate bill, not only would direct US officials to block loans from…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua’s Failed Coup

Nicaragua’s failed coup By Charles Redvers For three months Daniel Ortega and his government in Nicaragua were under intense pressure to resign – from protesters and opposition groups, from local media and from right-wing politicians in the US. But by mid-July it became clear that, despite persistent images of near-collapse painted by the international press,…