Report-back and campaign update from Capitol Hill: lobbying against U.S. sanctions on Nicaragua

By Jill Clark-Gollub (Nicaragua Solidarity Coalition, Americas Without Sanctions Lobbying Committee) AFGJ is a founding organization of the Americas Without Sanctions campaign, which since last July has been organizing tirelessly against the most recent round of sanctions legislation proposed for Nicaragua. Read the report-back from one of our campaign volunteers and lobbying coordinators below.  On Thursday, May…

NicaNotes: South-South Solidarity: Nicaragua mobilizes international law to support Palestine

By Becca Renk [Originally from Idaho, Becca Renk has lived in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua, for more than 20 years, working in sustainable community development with the Jubilee House Community and its project, the Center for Development in Central America. Becca coordinates the Casa Benjamin Linder solidarity project in Managua.] “We see youth in North America rising up in protest,…

Venezuela & ALBA News: New US Sanctions against Nicaragua; US Military in Guyana; Interview with Cuba President Diaz-Canel

Nicaragua Venezuela Denounces recent US Coercive Measures against Nicaragua; US Sanctions 250 Nicaraguan figures The recent sanctions affect two mining companies and the Training Center of the Russian Ministry of the Interior, in Managua. The mining companies, the US says, are Nicaraguan government related. Compañía Minera Internacional (COMINTSA) and Capital Mining Investment Nicaragua (Capital Mining)…

Interview with José Pimentel, Venezuelan peasant leader and land defender

By William Camacaro, Program Coordinator We had the opportunity to meet with an iconic leader of the Venezuelan campesino movement in the city of San Carlos, Cojedes, Venezuela. José Pimentel is a well-known defender of land rights. For this reason Pimentel has been the target of at least three assassination attempts by large landowners. While…

Venezuela & ALBA News: Growing US Military Presence in Latin America; Speeches by Diaz-Canel and Daniel Ortega; Delegations to Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua

Resumen Latinoamericano: Why Israel is not Punished but Cuba is  Cuba, a country that harms no one and sends more doctors around the world than the World Health Organization, has been harshly sanctioned for over 60 years. In contrast, the apartheid state of Israel is perpetrating genocide before our eyes and yet no economic sanctions…

Venezuela & ALBA News: New US Attempts at Coups in Venezuela and Bolivia; Daniel Ortega Speech; Venezuela Again Raises Minimum Income

Nicaragua Statement by the Nicaragua Government  concerning the Ruling of the ICJ on its case against Germany in the ICJ  In its application to the high court Nicaragua made essentially two requests, first, that Germany suspend its military support to Israel, and, second, that it renew its financial support to the United Nations Relief and…

NicaNotes: Ben Linder: At 37 Years, Presente!

By Becca Renk (Becca Renk has lived in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua, for more than 20 years, working in sustainable development with the Jubilee House Community and its project, the Center for Development in Central America. Becca also coordinates the Casa Benjamin Linder solidarity project.) “I was three years old when he was killed,” says Xiomara Hernández. “My little brother…