TUESDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (December 1, 2015)

1. Nicaragua asks for climate justice at Paris meeting
2. SICA meets but with no resolution of Cuban migrant question
3. HKND announces postponement of major canal construction until end of 2016
4. Women march to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
5. Debt relief savings turned to poverty reduction
6. More renewable energy from cane waste; workers still dying from kidney disease
7. Free internet reaches 70 municipalities
8. Telica volcano explosions diminishing

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 24, 2015)

1. Cuban migrant crisis to be discussed at SICA meeting
2. Antonio Lacayo buried in Managua after helicopter crash that killed four
3. Low coffee prices hurting small and medium growers
4. Several indicted after political violence
5. After three years, Colombia still does not accept World Court ruling
6. Nicaragua leads region in gender equality
7. Foreign aid supports infrastructure improvement
8. International Bird Festival held in Granada

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015

Delegation to Nicaragua: Food Sovereignty & Agroecology

 June 20 - July 1, 2016

While mainstream US media tends to focus on the poverty in Nicaragua, social movements and local community organizing in this Central American nation are alive and well.  Nicaragua is the regional gathering place for La Via Campesina, a global movement made up of rural peoples, small farmers, and indigenous communities.  This movement coined the term “food sovereignty” in resistance to the corporatization and industrialization of the food system.  La Via Campesina sees agroecology, a form of low-input sustainable agriculture, as a pillar of building food sovereignty.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 17, 2015)

1. Antonio Lacayo and three others die in helicopter crash
2. Cuban migrants returned to Costa Rica
3. New US ambassador presents credentials; State Department official visits
4. Hearings held on proposed Sovereign Security Law
5. Nicaraguan and Salvadoran presidents meet to increase cooperation
6. Killers of police in South Caribbean Region sentenced
7. Government to give out thousands of property titles
8. Infrastructure projects improve living standards

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 10, 2015)

1. International FTZ conference held in Managua
2. Government approves canal Environmental Impact Study
3. Nicaragua prepares for the Paris environmental summit
4. Education news: registration for 2016 starts, universities get funding
5. Economic briefs: El Limon talks, World Bank lauds Nicaragua, new home sales up
6. Russia to assist in health efforts
7. Ortega receives credentials of new ambassadors

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2015

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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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (November 3, 2015)

1. Seven people reported injured in clashes during anti-canal march
2. IMF says “Nicaragua continues to show a favorable economic performance”
3. Caribbean Coast news: violence, hurricane drill, new Bilwi hospital, and more
4. Economic news: exports, beef, chocolate, cruise ship, sesame, rice
5. Civil Engineering conference focuses on building survival in natural disasters
6. Traffic Police begin use of radar and breathalyzers

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2015

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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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (October 27, 2015)

1. Marches scheduled; canal studies continue
2. El Limon Mine workers join dialogue; COSEP condemns violence
3. Electricity access expands while clean energy production increases
4. Budget for 2016 explained
5. House sub-committee hearing on Russian influence in Latin America
6. Economic briefs: good third harvest; banking activity up; 400,000 coffee harvest jobs
7. Prison system infrastructure improved
8. Groups demand law permitting therapeutic abortion

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015

Nicaragua News Bulletin (October 20, 2015)

1. El Limon Mine reopens after police clear barricades
2. M&R Consultores releases new poll
3. WikiLeaks book reveals magnitude of US funding of right-wing opposition
4. Budget for 2016 presented to National Assembly
5. Nicaraguan media outlet notes Sandinista mention in Democratic debate
6. Lake Cocibolca water quality improved by sixteen projects
7. AMNLAE teaches skills to at-risk youth in Granada

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