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Nicaraguan elections: why the Sandinistas won so overwhelmingly

NSC works in solidarity with Nicaraguan organisations and social movements fighting for social and economic justice by promoting and seeking support for their activities in the UK.

Wales NSC and 13 groups in England have twinning links or provide support for their partner organisations in Nicaragua.


Poll shows 63 per cent support for Sandinistas

Elections will take place in Nicaragua on 6 November, two days before the US presidential elections. On May 6, Roberto Rivas, president of... read more

Paris Climate Agreement: success or monumental fudge?

According to the UN general – secretary Ban Ki-Moon, the Paris Climate Change Agreement was a ‘monumental triumph for people and our planet…setting the... read more

Drought, deforestation, El Nino and iguanas

The Nicaraguan government is encouraging iguana farming to improve nutrition during the drought

Nicaragua continues to suffer from high temperatures and low rainfall as the three year long drought goes on. The extreme weather has threatened the country’s food... read more

Canal study uncovers archaeological artefacts

Ceremics excavated during assessment studies for the Nicaraguan Canal

On 11 March,the HKND Group that holds the concession to build a canal across Nicaragua, handed over another 5,000 pieces to the Nicaraguan Institute of... read more

1m people in disaster drill as volcanic activity continues

Momotombo volcano starts erupting after being dormant for 110 years

December 2015 saw the awakening of Momotombo volcano, dormant for 110 years.  Since then, scientists have counted 404 explosions of varying strength - 32 over... read more

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Co-op Bank threats to twin towns’ bank accounts

Co-op Bank closing or threatening to close twin towns' bank accounts Background As you may know, in the last quarter of 2015, the Co-operative... read more

Nicaragua Now No 6, Summer 2016

Magazine of UK - Nicaragua solidarity Articles in this issue include: *  Climate Justice, the example of Nicaragua * The struggle for the rights of women... read more

The Paris Climate Agreement: the struggle for climate justice

Tuesday 3 May, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Unite the Union, 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN (Holborn) Speakers Dr Paul Oquist, Nicaraguan chief negotiator to the Paris Climate... read more

Sandinistas and solidarity: the contribution of 1980s brigadistas

NSC coffee brigade with MP Chris Smith, 1986

As the 1980s recede into history there is an increasing interest in looking back at the global solidarity movement with the Sandinista revolution in the... read more

Forthcoming events: London, Sheffield, Oxford, Bradford

Friday, 15 April: LONDON. Book launch of ‘Rosa of the Wild Grass - The Story of a Nicaraguan Family’ by Fiona Macintosh. 6:30 - 9:00... read more

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