Nicaragua

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: UN Human Rights Council Again Supports US Regime Change Plans for Nicaragua

By Alfred de Zayas and John Perry [This article has also been published in Counterpunch, Popular Resistance, Dissident Voice, Resumen Latinoamericano, Orinoco Tribune, Black Agenda Report, and Global Research]  Alfred de Zayas is Professor of International Law at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and a former UN Independent Expert on International Order (2012-18). John Perry…

NicaNotes: News Briefs

Food for School Meals Distributed; Housing Advances; Roads Repaired On Dec. 29, during her daily talk, Vice President Rosario Murillo reported that the “first distribution of food for the School Meal Program will begin on January 5” in advance of the start of the new school year on January 29th. Meals are served to 1.2…

Nicanotes: Nicaragua Supports Palestinian Struggle

The ties between the Sandinistas of Nicaragua and the Palestinians go back decades. In the late 1960s, numerous Sandinistas trained with members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in the Middle East. The Nicaraguan government has released several statements in support of the Palestinians since the start of the war in Gaza and, earlier this…

NicaNotes – Nicaragua 2023: Social Advances

By Nan McCurdy and Katherine Hoyt Just in 2023 Nicaragua has made incredible social advances to improve the well-being of the population. We will only cover a few examples here. Once again, according to the annual World Economic Forum 2023 Gender Gap Index, Nicaragua has ranked in 7th place worldwide in gender equality, and first in all of…

NicaNotes: The Monroe Doctrine Weakens as Latin America Moves Forward: An Interview with Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister

(This interview was originally published in Spanish by El 19 Digital on December 2, 2023.) The Monroe Doctrine, issued by US President James Monroe on Dec. 2, 1823, stated that any interference in the Americas by a European power would be viewed as a hostile act by the United States. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt…

NicaNotes: The Journey North

By John Perry John Perry is based in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, London Review of Books, FAIR and other outlets. In the photo his mother shows me, Alejandro is with a group of friends: seven Nicaraguan men and women, one with a 14-year-old daughter. There’s no apprehension in the…