Nicaragua

Honduras Solidarity Groups Demand Justice for Child Refugees from Central America – Sign the Petition!

[Alliance for Global Justice endorses the Honduras Solidarity Network statement on child refugees as our own. We are a member organization of the HSN and helped to draft the statement.] Sign the HSN Petition to Obama! The Honduras Solidarity Network, a network of over 30 US solidarity organizations, and Department 19, a network of Hondurans…

Why Aren’t Nicaragua’s Children Fleeing to the United States?

Nicaragua Network Alert —  June 30, 2014 This publication may be reproduced in whole or in part. Please credit the Nicaragua Network. Click here to see revealing Border Patrol map of the origins of migrant children detainees A supporter sent us a letter to the editor she had written to counter all the right-wing letters…

Two Exciting Summer Delegations to Central America!

Honduras: Human Rights Accompaniment – June 22-July 1, 2014 On the fifth anniversary of the coup that overthrew democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya, the nonviolent National Front for Popular Resistance, farmers, students, labor unionists, LGBT activists, and regular people request our accompaniment in the face of violence and repression. This delegation will join with a…

Book Review: New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence,

New Institutions for Participatory Democracy in Latin America: Voice and Consequence, Eds. Maxwell A. Cameron, Eric Hershberg and Kenneth E. Sharpe, New York, 2012, 263 pages. Review by Midge Quandt           This book consists of a group of essays about participatory democracy in Latin America. Participatory democracy is direct citizen participation in the political arena;…

Climate Change Delegation to Nicaragua: June 10- 21st

At the crossroads between North and South America, Nicaragua is astonishingly bio-diverse and is a regional leader in terms of energy from renewable resources. It is also on the frontline of climate change, suffering increasingly from desertification, flooding and crop devastation. And, this little country is also profoundly engaged in two projects that could re-shape…

Nicaragua News Bulletin: March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013 The Nicaragua Network notes with great sadness the death today of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. We will miss his ebullient personality, his concern for the marginalized, his commitment to grassroots democracy, and his Bolivarian dream which expanded his vision beyond Venezuela to the rest of Latin America through ALBA. We note…

Nicaragua News Bulletin for the week of December 11th.

1. Nicaraguans concerned about health of Chavez 2. Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador meet on Gulf of Fonseca 3. Colombia still refuses to recognize World Court ruling 4. Purisima without fireworks accidents! 5. Energy Ministers commit to biofuels 6. Nicaraguan police show region’s police their training methods 7. Nicaragua advances the rights of domestic workers…

Nicaragua News Bulletin for the week of December 4th

1. Ortega and Santos meet in Mexico on World Court ruling 2. Nicaragua to use Sucre for ALBA trade 3. World Bank lauds Nicaragua’s progress 4. Nicaragua hosts water forum; canal viability challenged 5. Indigenous conferences on climate change held 6. US companies eye Nicaraguan fruit and vegetables 7. International HIV/AIDS Day celebrated with new…