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US threatens Nicaragua with sanctions

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 1 August 2017

On 27 July, a bill known as the Nica Act (Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act), was approved by the US House Foreign Affairs Committee. If signed off by Congress and President Trump in the autumn, this legislation would mean that the US, who effectively has veto powers within international lending institutions, could read more

Demonstration outside US Embassy in London demanding US compliance with ICJ ruling The US owes Nicaragua US$17bn:time to pay up!

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 1 August 2017

In 1986, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) found the US guilty of military and paramilitary aggression against Nicaragua in violation of international law and in breach of a 1956 friendship treaty between the two countries. The ruling refers to mining ports, bombing attacks and encouraging acts of terrorism. The read more

Latin American Spanish summer course

NSC News | Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Learn Latin American Spanish this summer through Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign. Our teacher is Peruvian. 5 weeks from July 31st to Aug 28th. 5.30 - 6.30: New Beginners but only if I can find more people. Could be at 6pm (TBC) 6.30 - 7.30: Beginners read more

Putting solar panels in place above the well. Credit: John Perry Solar powered irrigation system enables families to make a living

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 7 July 2017

In the community of El Timal, Nicaragua, solar power is enabling off grid families to make a living. El Timal is in the almost forgotten area between Nicaragua’s two large lakes, only about 20km from the international airport but with practically no transport links and no electricity supply. After the US-backed contra read more

Viva Nicaragua and Ecuador: another way is possible!

NSC News | Friday, 30 June 2017

For the past 10 years left governments of both countries have successfully implemented poverty reduction programmes that have benefitted the many rather than the few. What can we learn from their experience? What challenges do they face in sustaining their focus on the many? Unite, 128 Theobalds Rd, read more

Cattle dung to cooking gas

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 30 June 2017

In the central Nicaraguan community of Teustepe, twenty cattle owning families are converting cattle poo into cooking gas. With the help of *NGO Asociación Fénix  each of the  producers, who  own between 4 and 15 head of cattle, has installed a biodigestor which turns animal waste  into  biogas. The biodigestors are  large read more

Micro hydro plants bring light to poor Nicaraguan communities

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 23 June 2017

Since 1994 the lives of the 8,000 inhabitants of the remote mountain towns of San José de Bocay and El Cua have been transformed. These war torn villages, with roads that were pure mud or dust, now have electricity plants serving not only family homes but also farms, small businesses, cell read more

Father Miguel D'Escoto with Bolivian president Evo Morales Remembering Father D’Escoto, former Nicaraguan foreign minister and president of the UN

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 9 June 2017

In memory of Father Miguel D’Escoto, former Nicaragua foreign minister and president of the United Nations Nicaraguan vice president, Rosario Murillo, has announced the death of Father Miguel D’Escoto at the age of 84, describing him as a ‘priest, friend, comrade, supporter of just causes, [who] we will miss forever.’ The son read more

Reasons why Nicaragua didn't sign Paris Agreement

NSC News | Friday, 2 June 2017

In extensive coverage of the decision of President Trump to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, there are a plethora of misleading references to the US joining Syria and Nicaragua in rejecting the Agreement. Presented out of context, this condescending comparison is fundamentally flawed. Syria didn’t sign because of the read more

Orlando Nunez, Presidential Adviser on Social Policy Socialism from below: the popular economy*

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Liz Light talks to Presidential Advisor on Social Affairs Orlando Núñez Soto about the importance of the popular economy*, a sector that generates 50% of the country’s wealth but receives little recognition. “Nicaragua's wealth is created by three economic blocks – foreign capital, national capital, and the read more