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Hundreds of road blocks threaten the livelihoods of small farmers Nicaragua crisis: the perspective of a Fair Trade coffee co-op

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 25 June 2018

Since 2002, NSC has worked with co-operatives in Nicaragua through promoting awareness of and understanding between Nicaraguan small scale farmers and UK Fair Trade activists. One of these co-operatives is CECOCAFEN is an umbrella organisation based in the northern Nicaraguan Department of Matagalpa that brings together over 2,100 small scale read more



An end to all violence is critical to the livelihoods of thousands of small scale farmers Nicaragua crisis:FairTrade co-op advocates peace through dialogue

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 25 June 2018

Since 2002, NSC has worked with co-operatives in Nicaragua through promoting awareness of and understanding between Nicaraguan small scale farmers and UK Fair Trade activists. One of these co-operatives is CECOCAFEN, an umbrella organisation based in the northern Nicaraguan Department of Matagalpa that brings together over 2,100 small scale farmers read more



CANCELLED: MEETINGS IN LEICESTER ON JUNE 30th

NSC News | Thursday, 21 June 2018

We are very sorry to say that the meetings in Leicester on 30th June have been cancelled. There were problems with the speakers and the venue and the situation in Nicaragua is changing every day. We hope to hold another meeting at a future date. The AGM will still take read more



Nicaragua Forthcoming Events

NSC News | Monday, 18 June 2018

Wednesday 20 June, BRADFORD, Race Night for Tisma, 7.30pm, The Quays, Ashley Lane, Shipley, BD17 7DB. Help the Amsterdam to Berlin Bike Riders raise £2,000 for social projects in Bradford’s twin town of Tisma https://www.facebook.com/events/1013678275423321/ 25 June – 5 July. AMSTERDAM TO BERLIN. Sponsored Bike Ride from read more



The National Dialogue re-started on 15 June National Dialogue: an end to violence from whatever source

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 18 June 2018

Since 18 April Nicaragua has experienced waves of extreme violence that have profoundly polarised the country. According to national and international human rights organisations over 160 people have died and 2,100 have been injured. All forms of violence - killings, threats, intimidation, road blocks and sabotage -have escalated. The country read more



Road blocks are violating people's right to freedom of movement and destroying their livelihoods. Western media coverage of Nicaragua

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 8 June 2018

Why has Nicaragua, a country with a stable economy and commitment to health, education, social and programmes, erupted into such deeply polarised conflict over the past month? The Western media including the BBC and The Guardian blame the government  almost entirely for the conflict. However, John Perry who volunteers with a rural read more



Impact of violence in Nicaragua

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 4 June 2018

More than a month of violence in Nicaragua has tragically resulted in the deaths of over 100 people and left 868 injured. An essential part of the peace process is to ensure justice for their relatives and families and ensure that that those responsible for these deaths are read more



Nicaragua: peace initiatives

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 1 June 2018

Calling to account all those responsible for acts of violence On 30 May, the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights (IAHCR), and the General Secretariat of the Organisation of American States (OAS) announced an agreement with the Nicaraguan government to investigate the violence that has occurred since April 2018 read more



Since 2002 NSC has been working in solidarity with Nicaraguan co-ops, CECOCAFEN and SOPPEXCCA *Nicaraguan Co-operative Movement: preventing rural violence

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 24 May 2018

‘We reject attitudes that foment violence, war and death, wherever they come from.’ Forty – one per cent of Nicaraguans live in rural areas. Yet in all the statements and news coverage of the violence in Nicaragua, the voice of those living and working in countryside and their organisations read more



Nicaragua:Justice, peace and an end to violence

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 21 May 2018

Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign briefing on the situation in Nicaragua Justice, peace and an end to violence Introduction Since 19 April a wave of violence has profoundly polarised Nicaragua. What started as a protest against a new social security law at the technical university in Managua rapidly spread to other state universities and cities. read more