Nicaragua

NicaNotes: Community Building: Involving the Next Generation

An Interview by Winnie Narvaez [This interview was first published April 25, 2022, by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign of the UK and can be read here: https://nicaraguasc.org.uk/2022/04/community-building-involving-the-next-generation/] Dolores Esquivel is a founding member of the Gloria Quintanilla women’s co-operative. Winnie Narvaez interviewed her about the integration of young people into the co-op, community building as…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.23.2022: Speeches at United Nations by Bolivia and Cuba; New USAID operations in Venezuela

Venezuela Peoples Dispatch: After 3 years under Guaidó’s control, Colombia returns state-owned petrochemical company to Venezuela The Colombian government recognized on September 19 the new management of the Venezuelan company Monómeros, located in Colombia, which had been appointed by the Venezuelan government. This decision marks the return of the company to the Venezuelan state after…

NicaNotes: Recent Health Advances in Nicaragua

By Nan McCurdy and Katherine Hoyt Nicaragua’s advances in nutrition, public health and health care may not be recognized in the mainstream media but they have been recognized by international organizations. Dr. Suzanne Serruya of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) stated in August that “It is very important to bear in mind that not…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.16.2022: New Film on Alex Saab case; Colombia spy operations against Venezuela, Cuba; Allende’s last words

Salvador Allende’s Last Words, September 11, 1973   Alex Saab Political Prisoner Alex Saab: A Kidnapped Diplomat – new documentary. Watch here And help publicize it, distribute it, post it. FreeAlexSaab.org: Unilateral coercive measures as a form of global extortion, the case of diplomat Alex Saab Camilla Saab emphasized how this US policy worked in…

NicaNotes: Nicaragua a ‘Dictatorship’ When It Follows US Lead on NGOs

By John Perry [John Perry lives in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes on Central America for The Nation, FAIR, The London Review of Books, OpenDemocracy, The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Counterpunch and other outlets.] (This article was first published in FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting): https://fair.org/home/nicaragua-a-dictatorship-when-it-follows-us-lead-on-ngos/ ) Daniel Ortega’s government in Nicaragua is “laying waste…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.9.2022: ALBA Countries demand Release of Seized Plane and Crew; Dan Kovalik book on Nicaragua; Helen Yaffe on Cuba

CEPR Sanctions Report August 2022 updates on the effects of US sanctions on the people of Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela.   Political Prisoner Alex Saab FreeAlexSaab.org Letter to Joe Biden Demanding the Immediate Release of Alex Saab This letter is signed by 24 social movements from different countries that on previous…

NicaNotes: Good News in the Financial Arena in Nicaragua: January to September 2022

By Nan McCurdy and Katherine Hoyt The international main-stream media rarely focuses on good news from Nicaragua, on its achievements in reducing poverty, and maternal and infant mortality, or on its expansion of health care, education, electrification, water and sewerage, renewable energy, and roadways. However, a recent article published on the web page of the…

Venezuela & ALBA News 9.2.2022: New Venezuela-Colombia Friendship a Defeat for US Domination; Help Support Cuba Recover from the Fire Disaster

TeleSur: Restored Venezuela-Colombia Ties a Blow to US Venezuela and Colombia’s restoration of diplomatic ties clearly illustrates the United States’ waning influence in Latin America. The restoration of relations between the two countries is a “strong and convincing sign that the foreign policy of the United States has experienced an undeniable setback in Latin America…

NicaNotes: The Catholic Church and Nicaragua

By Becca Renk (Becca Renk has lived and worked in sustainable community development in Nicaragua since 2001 with the Jubilee House Community and its project, the Center for Development in Central America. The JHC-CDCA also works to educate visitors to Nicaragua, including through their hospitality and solidarity cultural center at Casa Benjamin Linder. The article…