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NicaNotes is a blog for Nicaragua activists and those interested in Nicaragua, published by the Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice. You can read more about the history of the blog on the About page.



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,…

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…

NicaNotes: Germany Buries the Evidence of Complicity in Genocide; Nicaragua Exposes It

By John Perry (John Perry is based in Masaya, Nicaragua, and writes for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, London Review of Books, FAIR, Covert Action Magazine and others.) [This article has been published in Anti War, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Resumen Latinoamericano and Tortilla con Sal as well as en español aquí.] On April 11, Dr Ghassan Abu-Sittah, the British-Palestinian war…

NicaNotes: More Sanctions on Nicaragua Will Deepen US Migration Crisis: A Conversation with Barbara Larcom and Jill Clark-Gollub

(This interview was published by OrinocoTribune.com on March 12, 2024.) For Barbara Larcom and Jill Clark-Gollub, increased US economic warfare waged against Nicaragua will only translate into a worsening of the already delicate migration problem in the US and affect supply chains for Central American and Caribbean countries that trade with Nicaragua. The two activists…

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: The Truth Was Almost Killed in Nicaragua: Survivor of Radio Station Attack by U.S. Backed Criminals during 2018 Coup Attempt Recounts Harrowing Ordeal

By Jeremy Kuzmarov (Jeremy Kuzmarov is Managing Editor of CovertAction Magazine and is the author of five books on U.S. foreign policy. This article was published by CovertAction on March 25, 2024.) Carlos Alfaro León, 46, is a sports journalist who covers baseball and boxing matches for La Nueva Radio Ya, Nicaragua’s top rated radio station.…

NicaNotes: Climate Justice = Holistic Transformation, Not Tinkering around the Edges

By Helen Yuill Helen Yuill lives in London and works for the UK-based Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign. [This article was originally published on 29 February 2024 on the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign web page.) ‘The climate crisis has many dimensions: social, political, economic, environmental, moral, ethical, and ideological. The way out of the crisis must address the root…