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Finally, Florida judge withdraws all charges against Álex Saab three months after his release

This Friday Florida Judge Robert Scola signed the final dismissal of all charges against the Colombian-Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, who was kidnapped, incarcerated and tortured by the U.S. prison system for several years for sending food, fuel and medicine to Venezuela during the pandemic, circumventing deadly U.S. sanctions against the Venezuelan people. The document below explains that…

Virtual Course and Film Festival: The Rights of Indigenous & Afrodescendant Peoples in Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast

Nicaragua: Advances & Autonomy a project by AFGJ-Nicaragua Network & Casa Benjamin Linder invites you to join the Virtual Course & Film Festival The Rights of Indigenous & Afrodescendant Peoples in Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast October 19-November 9, 2023 (4 sessions) Register here! Session 1: International Solidarity Thursday, October 19 / 7pm Eastern / 5pm Central…

Delegation announcement! Advances & Autonomy Brigade: Rights of Indigenous & Afrodescendant Peoples on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast

Join us to witness, experience and learn about advances and autonomy on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast Did you know Nicaragua has deeded 1/3 of its territory to Indigenous communities? Indigenous & Afro-Descendant communities form two self-governing autonomous regions where in just 15 years local and national projects have transformed life through mutlicultural and multilingual education at…

Contact your Senators! Oppose new and old sanctions on Nicaragua!

It’s time to recognize and support Nicaragua’s achievements rather than undermine them with sanctions On June 8, 2023, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced legislation that would extend the U.S. government’s authority to impose sanctions on Nicaragua through December 31, 2028! The bill is now in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, with…

Help stop the nomination of Elliott Abrams to the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy! Email your representatives!

Biden nominates genocide supporter to diplomacy panel! President Joe Biden announced on July 3 that he would nominate Elliott Abrams to a position on the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Abrams was a supporter of the worst human rights violations in Central America in the 1980s and has been guilty of similar human rights…

Press release (June 20, 2023): Alliance for Global Justice demands justice for Nicaragua and an end to the United States’ ongoing human rights abuses

Press release For immediate release: June 20, 2023 Contact: Camille Landry Alliance for Global Justice (202) 540-8336, ext. 508 camille@afgj.org Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) demands justice for Nicaragua and an end to the United States’ ongoing human rights abuses AFGJ calls attention to the United States’ crimes against humanity This June, The International People’s…

Colombian Human Rights Defenders Union, SINDHEP, Expelled From The Bargaining Table

By Tanya Nuñez and James Patrick Jordan In a new act of anti-union abuse by Carlos Camargo, Colombia’s right wing Ombudsman, the Human Rights Defenders Union, SINDHEP, was recently expelled from the collective bargaining table on reasons that have no legal basis. This arbitrary and illegal act comes days after SINDHEP made a public denouncement…

February 15: Women in Nicaragua Delegation Report-back Webinar!

*español sigue al inglés Black Alliance for Peace, Casa Benjamin Linder and AFGJ, are excited to invite you to the Women in Nicaragua Report-back webinar! From January 7-16, 2023, 22 delegates traveled to Nicaragua to investigate the conditions and lives of Nicaraguan women. Join us to hear the findings of this effort from some of the participants, and…