NSC on facebookNSC on twitterNSC RSS news feed

Spanish classes start Monday April 29th

NSC News | Sunday, 24 March 2019

Learn Spanish with a Latin American flavour at Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign! Classes start on MONDAY APRIL 29th and the term will be 12 weeks.TBC - Beginners 5pm, joining with Beginners Plus at 5.30pmBeginners Plus 5.30pm – 6.30 pmImprovers 6.30pm – 7.30 pmIntermediate 7.30pm – 8.30 pm read more



Government - Civic Alliance dialogue resumes

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 22 March 2019

  An opinion poll published by M&R Consultores published on 26 February indicated that over 90% of respondents want dialogue, peace and stability to guarantee the wellbeing of their families and communities. With the violence and sharp economic downturn it is those who are most impoverished and marginalised who are suffering the read more



Meet the students of the IALA, the Latin America Agroecology Institute, based in Nicaragua Opportunity to visit Nicaragua in July!

NSC News | Monday, 18 March 2019

Take part in a solidarity delegation with an agroecology focus  See Nicaragua through the eyes of farm workers and small scale farmers, members of the Rural Workers Association (*ATC)  Find out about agroecology and how it is put into practice in a way that empowers  women and young people, and read more



Students of the agroecology training school (IALA), Nicaragua Nicaragua: agroecology and food sovereignty

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 15 March 2019

NSC interviewed Edgardo Garcia, the general secretary of the Rural Workers Association (ATC), about their work with agricultural workers in large scale agro-export plantations and small scale agroecology farmers producing food for the national market and their own consumption. Edgardo explained that for the ATC ‘food sovereignty is read more



Dr Paul Oquist calling for a global movement for survival Nicaragua calls for global movement for survival

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 15 March 2019

Dr Paul Oquist, Nicaraguan representative to the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi 11-15 March, called for what he described as ‘a worldwide movement for survival, a social movement to forge political will.’ He argued that historically the great greatest successful social transformations of morality over powerful hegemonic interests have been read more



Dialogue restarts facing internal and external challenges

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 4 March 2019

On 25 February President Daniel Ortega announced that a dialogue process would restart to ‘restore peace and security’ and to ‘open a new route to understanding’. In advance of the start of the process over 120 people accused of offences related to last year’s protests were freed. Unlike the read more



Junieth, getting ready to sell SOPPEXCCA Fairtrade coffee, Archway, London From Jinotega to London:the Fairtrade coffee story

NSC News | Tuesday, 26 February 2019

From Jinotega to London: the Fairtrade coffee story Fairtrade coffee grower Junieth Leiva from the Agricultural Co-operative SOPPEXCCA is in London and Bristol for Fairtrade Fortnight. SOPPEXCCA is made up of 650 coffee and cocoa small scale farmers organised into 15 co-operatives. Junieth and her family own 3.5 hectares read more



The social economy:improving the wellbeing of the many

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 15 February 2019

'Our commitment is to continue struggling for the economy of micro, small and medium enterprises and farms while keeping in mind our ultimate goal of combatting poverty and hunger, and ceasing to be one of the poorest countries in Latin America. ‘ Ariel Bucardo, President of the National Council of read more



Junieth Leiva picking coffee What difference does Fairtrade make? A coffee grower’s story

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 8 February 2019

Junieth Leiva will be speaking and participating in events in London and Bristol during Fairtrade Fortnight: 21 – 23 February in London and 23 February – 8 March in Bristol. Junieth is a Fairtrade coffee grower and a member of the agricultural co-operative union (UCA) SOPPEXCCA. read more



Nicaragua & Fairtrade:empowering women,protecting the environment

NSC News | Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Come and hear Junieth Leiva talk about her life as a Fairtrade coffee farmer. She and her family own 3.5 hectares of land where they grow coffee, cacao and organic vegetables. They are members of an agricultural co-operative called SOPPEXCCA. Join a discussion about the benefits of Fairtrade to her read more