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Threat of US sanctions against Nicaragua looms

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 11 October 2018

Sanctions will not only deepen the poverty of those already impoverished but will also deepen the polarisation within Nicaragua making it even more difficult to reach a political settlement to the crisis. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act (NICA Act) was first introduced into Congress in 2015 but read more

'Journalist' Carl David Goette-Lucik posing with armed opposition member US ‘journalist’ deported for aiding and abetting violence

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 11 October 2018

On 3 October US/Austrian journalist Carl David Goette-Luciak was deported from Nicaragua – an event that sparked outrage from The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/02/nicaragua-deports-reporter-who-covered-anti-ortega-protests   and the National Union of Journalists. https://www.nuj.org.uk/news/nuj-condemns-deportation-of-freelance-journalist-from-nicaragua/ However, what the Guardian and the NUJ fail to mention is that neither Goette – Luciak nor read more

Forthcoming Events in London,Shipley, Bristol, and Oxford

NSC News | Thursday, 27 September 2018

Thursday 27 September, 7.30pm, Shipley. The Tisma Project will host a skype conversation with John Perry who lives in Masaya, Nicaragua, to talk about the unrest of the past 6 months and how it might affect social programmes and twinning links. For details:  https://www.facebook.com/vivabradford/ Tuesday 16 read more

Claudio Chipana

NSC News | Monday, 24 September 2018

Claudio taught Spanish at NSC from 2007 until 2017 when he became ill. Despite this he kept up his Latin American activism and his passion for philosophy and took up painting again. Many of us kept in touch with him and saw that his love of life, his curiosity, his read more

Street sellers are among those who have suffered most as a result of the economic downturn Nicaragua:where are the voices of the impoverished?

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 24 September 2018

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Briefing on Nicaragua As the pressure on the Nicaraguan government intensifies internationally, where - in all the rhetoric of the Trump administration, the UK government, the international media, and human rights organisations - are the views of the most impoverished? Four months of violence and read more

Nicaragua Solidarity News

NSC News | Monday, 24 September 2018

Funds for Fair trade coffee co-operative CECOCAFEN: Our thanks to everyone who donated to our appeals in 2017 and 2018. The funds were originally intended for training for families already involved or interested in being involved in CECOCAFEN’s eco-tourism programme. However, the physical and psychological violence of the road blocks linked read more

The Co-operative Union SOPPEXCCA is made up of 650 members who are small scale farmers producing coffee for the Fair Trade market Attempted coup: a Fair Trade coffee producer’s perspective

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 20 September 2018

Junieth  Maribel is a young Fair Trade coffee farmer and member of the Co-operative Union SOPPEXCCA, Jinotega, northern Nicaragua. SOPPEXCCA is made up of 650 small scale coffee and cacoa farmers organised into 15 co-operatives. Their coffee is sold through Fair Trade markets in Europe and the US. Junieth read more

Spanish classes start Monday Sept 17th

NSC News | Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Learn Spanish with a Latin American flavour at Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign! Classes start on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17th and the term will be 12 weeks.Beginners 5pm - 6.30pmBeginners Plus 5.30pm – 6.30 pmElementary / Improvers 6.30pm – 7.30 pmIntermediate 7.30pm – 8.30 pmThe last class includes read more

Look out for this sticker when buying your Fair Trade Coffee! By buying it you will be showing your solidarity with the farmers of SOPPEXCCA who are living through such painful times. Co-operative Union SOPPEXCCA perspective on the national crisis

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 27 July 2018

‘As small scale farmers organised in UCA SOPPEXCCA we embrace the hope that the generalised state of violence in our country can be managed and that an understanding can be reached among the political leaders of all political positions and currents. Our hope is that they can leave to read more

In an area of Nicaragua where there has been no conflict, parents and builders begin the construction of a pre-school funded by organisations in Bristol Bristol-Puerto Morazan:education for hundreds of pre-schoolers

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 27 July 2018

Twenty five years ago, pre-school children in all the barrios of Bristol’s twin town of Puerto Morazan, had their lessons under trees, in shrimp storerooms or makeshift shacks with mud floors. In bad weather lessons had to be cancelled. Since then Friends of Morazan (Charity Number 1111253) and Bristol Link read more