NICARAGUA NOW from the NSC now available!

Read the Winter/Spring 2015-2016 edition of NICARAGUA NOW from our sister organization, the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign of the United Kindom, with these interesting article:

What has happened with property claims and reparations related to the Sandinista Revolution and the US-backed contra war? What lessons for Cuba? Helen Yuill speculates

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Critical Support: What Does It Mean for Solidarity with Latin America?

By Chuck Kaufman

Critical support for Left governments has been a hotly debated subject since long before I joined the US Latin America solidarity movement 28 years ago. The issue is particularly important today as the governments in countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) are under unprecedented attack from internal and external forces. I have no illusion that this short essay will lay to rest the debate, but I want to frame the issues and what is at stake.

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Paul Baker Hernandez East Coast Tour

“One Planet: One People. Inter-Dependence Now!
Refugees, Global Warming and the Dawn of Hope"

DECEMBER 8th – DECEMBER 27th, 2015

As the gathering storm of refugees fleeing war, rapine and global warming is met with ever-increasing fear and force by the West, ALBA--Latin America’s Fair Trade block based on mutual respect, financial democratization and care for the planet--offers an already-successful and humane way through the maelstrom - largely self-inflicted though it is through unjust trade and predatory violence. No wonder 'ALBA' translates as 'Dawn'! 

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Nicaragua and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA)

The Nicaragua Network has received this excellent and timely new report on ALBA from the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign of the United Kingdom!

Fair Trade, Cooperation, and Solidarity

Millions around the world are protesting against TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and against TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). Why? Because of the power that these so-called ‘free trade’ agreements will give transnational corporations: power to sue governments, to privatise public services, to sack workers, to reduce environmental protection, and to undermine democracy.

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9 Ways the TPP Is Bad for Developing Countries

The Nicaragua Network has received this important article from the Citizens Trade Campaign.

The TPP is supposed to create a level playing field for trade. Instead, it unfairly shackles developing economies.

By Rick Rowden  

Published on on July 7, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a major new trade agreement under negotiation among 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region — received a shot in the arm in the United States at the end of June when Congress voted to grant President Barack Obama “fast-track” authority to negotiate it. The TPP has fueled considerable dispute. Reasons for this include the secrecy with which talks have been conducted, the agreement’s potential effects on U.S. jobs and growth, and its geopolitical implications. But one issue that has received comparatively little attention is how the TPP is likely to impact the developing countries slated to join.

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Nicaragua and the Inter-Oceanic Canal

Nicaragua and the Inter-Oceanic Canal

Prepared for the Nicaragua Network / Alliance for Global Justice in July 2015 by Katherine Hoyt

A waterway across Nicaragua has been a dream that the country has been unable to let go of:

*Trade networks of Nicaragua’s indigenous inhabitants used Lake Cocibolca (Lake Nicaragua) and the San Juan River to cross the continent before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in 1524.

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Service Trips to Nicaragua

The Nicaragua Network has received the following announcement from Compas de Nicaragua:

Compas de Nicaragua: promoting cultural exchange and improving lives through service trips and sustainable community development
Compas de Nicaragua is currently organizing service trips and internships to Nicaragua for 2016.  Compas offers trips to churches, high schools, universities and organizations.  Personalized trips are also available to groups, individuals and families.  Our unique trips offer volunteers the opportunity to live and work side by side our Nicaraguan partners on sustainable community development projects. 

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New issue of NICARAGUA NEWS available!

Read the latest issue of "Nicaragua Now" from the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign of the United Kingdom! It is available on their website at

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Remembering Ben Linder

By Catherine Cusic
Benjamin Linder, PRESENTE!

Today marks the anniversary of the assassination in 1987 of 27 year old Ben Linder and two Nicaraguans, Sergio Hernández and Pablo Rosales.

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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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