FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

Help Stop Fast Track and the TPP!

Nicaragua Network joins with the Citizen's Trade Campaign to say:

Tell Congress to Oppose Just-Reintroduced Fast Track Legislation

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Nicaragua Network (April 14, 2015)

1. Central American presidents meet with Obama at Summit of the Americas
2. Wildfire on Mombacho volcano under control
3. Canal briefs: Forum in Panama and visit of German investors
4. Dangerous deep water free diving for lobsters has declined
5. Case of demolished hotel roils media 

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Nicaragua's canal--More than one way of being right

The Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Committee, Wales Nicaragua Cymru, has posted a balanced report on the proposed Nicaraguan interoceanic shipping canal on their web page. The report is based on their recent trip to Nicaragua. 

Nicaragua’s canal – More than one way of being right
February 23, 2015

On our recent visit to Nicaragua we organised a series of meetings to try to gauge opinion and gather information about the Interoceanic Canal. We also brought up the issue with many we met, both formally and informally, to try to get as broad a picture as possible.  The canal has received a lot of attention in the international press. Most of this has been unrelentingly negative.

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 7, 2015)

1. Drownings up as more Nicaraguans visit beaches this Holy Week
2. New Family Code goes into effect
3. Relations with Costa Rica continue tense with World Court final hearing approaching
4. Nicaragua grows while hemispheric economic growth falters
5. Central Bank reports: Social Security and foreign debt
6. April is vaccination month; 1.7 million children to be vaccinated
7. Forest Institute announces deadline for tree farm and nursery funding proposals

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Join AfGJ Nicaragua-Honduras Delegation!

Unique Chance to Compare & Contrast Honduras/Nicaragua

Alliance for Global Justice Bi-National Delegation

July 22-Aug. 1, 2015

Honduras and Nicaragua are neighbors and among the most impoverished countries in Latin America. They share the same climate and much of the same history from colonial times to independence. One country had a revolution in 1979 which today is being further developed, particularly through ALBA, the cooperative trade alliance.  The other country had no revolution but its membership in ALBA was one factor in a US-backed military coup in 2009. The negative effects of that coup are evident.

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 31, 2015)

1. Law to lower electricity rates passed
2. Russian Foreign Minister visits Latin America including Nicaragua
3. US: “Very few property claims left”
4. Nicaraguans celebrate Palm Sunday and begin Holy Week
5. US Latin America budget increases 34.7% including “democracy promotion”
6. South Korea develops highway master plan for Nicaragua

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 24, 2015)

1. ALBA summit makes plans for April meeting in Panama
2. Two international gatherings discuss canal
3. Canal briefs: Wang Jing, Telemaco Talavera, opinion poll, and Montiel sentenced
4. Nicaraguan NGOs meet with right-wing US congresswoman
5. Marches held on both sides of abortion question
6. Tourists seek out Nicaragua’s volcanoes
7. Ecuador looks to Nicaragua for policing model

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April 18th National Day of Action Against Fast Track

The Nicaragua Network urges you to join this Day of Action to oppose Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership! For more information visit the Citizens Trade Campaign web site and/or write

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Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 17, 2015)

1. IMF mission recommends improving productivity and investing in education
2. Maduro makes lightening visit to Managua
3. Massive planting of windbreakers announced
4. Citizens participate in earthquake-tsunami drill
5. Over 2,000 jobs lost with expiration of TPL
6. Social briefs: water and sewers, primary school computers
7. ALBA treaty on medicines forwarded to National Assembly for approval
8. Copies of Zapatera sculptures will be placed at sites of originals

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Nicaraguan Folk Dance Tour

August 30-November 2, 2015

The Nicaragua Network has received this important announcement from Compas de Nicaragua. If you are interested in hosting the Daughters of Corn Dance Tour, contact

Compas de Nicaragua is already booking performances for our 5th Daughters of Corn Dance Tour.  The seven member dance troupe will be visiting the U.S. from August 30th through November 2nd, 2015.

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