THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016

29th Anniversary of the Death of Ben Linder!

Twenty-nine years ago today Benjamin Linder, a young engineer from Portland, OR, who was building small dams to provide electricity to villages in the mountains of Nicaragua, was killed in cold blood at close range by counter-revolutionaries funded by the United States government. But he is not forgotten!

Ben Linder--Presente! Presente! Presente!

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016

Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 26, 2016)

1. IDB head praises Nicaragua and says investment in roads, bridges, ports needed
2. Borge & Asociados and M&R Consultores release polls
3. A week’s snapshot of Sandinista social programs
4. Zero Usury to expand to 130,000 beneficiaries
5. US ambassador speaks at AMCHAM celebration of ten years of CAFTA
6. Good rainy season predicted; rain falls in several regions
7. Nicaragua sends rescue personnel, including dogs, to Ecuador
8. Nicaragua’s volcanos continue to grumble

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TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016

Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 19, 2016)

1. Logging prohibition goes into effect
2. Political briefs: election schedule in May; Gadea declines to run; no pastoral letter; observers?
3. First Zika baby born normal
4. Venezuelan aid reported for 2015
5. Rainy season expected to be normal
6. Support increased for small tourism businesses
7. Disability access improvements announced
8. Boston Zoo supporting tapir conservation

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TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016

Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 12, 2016)

1. Canal briefs: reforestation; another march planned; Creole protest; NYT article; archeology
2. Foreign affairs briefs: Russia to fund airline; German and South Korean aid continues; CEPAL predictions;
Miami rabbi visits

3. Nicaragua’s ratification allows nuclear materials accord to go into effect
4. Aleman denies working with Mossack Fonseca; US funded investigation
5. Social policy briefs: vaccination campaign; diabetes; sexual abuse
6. US volcanologists arrive to measure Momotombo; Telica danger zones marked

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TUESDAY, APRIL 05, 2016

Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 5, 2016)

1. End of an era: IMF closes Nicaragua office
2. Ten years of CAFTA: the analysis begins
3. Political briefs: PLI selects Assembly candidates; Vidaurre resigns; human rights ombudsperson
4. Special units planned to treat mosquito-borne illnesses
5. Nicaragua loses half its water supply to drought and deforestation
6. Environmentalists feed and water monkeys dying from long-running drought
7. High temperatures cause suffering and increase energy demand
8. U.S. allocates money for “violence reduction” in Nicaragua

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TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 29, 2016)

1. Two million people visit beaches over Holy Week
2. Ortega condemns Belgium terror attack
3. Economic briefs: 4.9% growth rate; more eggs; more cell phones; FTZ workshop
4. Momotombo erupting again and National Geographic arrives
 

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TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 22, 2016)

1. World Court rules in favor of Nicaragua
2. Economic briefs: remittances and energy news
3. Right-wing Congress members meet with US Central America ambassadors
4. Businesses, civil society and government join new United Nations goals
5. Caribbean Coast Briefs: Highway construction; Autonomy Law amended
6. National Assembly condemnation of US generates fierce debate
7. Disaster drill mobilizes more than one million

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TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 15, 2016)

1. Nicaragua marks International Women’s Day
2. Women workers and business owners confront problems
3. Canal briefs: more archeological discoveries; Bill Wild interview; medical teams; Fortune and Forbes articles
4. Volcanic eruptions and earth tremblers continue; National Geographic to film
5. Political briefs: M&R poll; electoral observers; Obando as Hero of Peace; Cabezas retires
6. Government responds to pine beetle destruction
7. Zika cases remain few in Nicaragua

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TUESDAY, MARCH 08, 2016

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 8, 2016)

1. Government opens talks with economic sectors about joining TPP
2. Remembering Chavez on third anniversary of his death
3. Volcanoes still active; NASA highlights satellite photo of Momotombo
4. Community health care model is fighting Zika
5. Lobster diving extended but on the decline
6. Low oil prices cutting into recycling efforts
7. Nicaraguan sign language unique; new web site inaugurated
8. Transportation news briefs

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MONDAY, MARCH 07, 2016

Berta Caceres: Indigenous leader one more victim of US-approved coup

The Alliance for Global Justice is outraged that almost seven years after the Obama White House and Clinton State Department supported a military coup in Honduras to oust its democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya, Hondurans continue to be killed for political reasons. This time it is our friend and indefatigable indigenous rights and environmental activist, Berta Caceres. March 4, would have been her 45th birthday. 

Berta was the founder and General Coordinator of COPINH, the Lenca indigenous rights and environmental organization that has fought bravely against the coup-spawned governments and transnational corporate land grabs in indigenous territories for mine, dam, and tourist projects. The government response has been to attempt to criminalize COPINH and its leaders. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued “protective orders” to the government of Honduras to protect Berta’s life in the face of numerous death threats. The current de facto government of Juan Orlando Hernandez ignored the protective orders and in the wee hours of March 3, 2016, at least two armed men broke into her home and shot her dead. Now the Honduran government may be attempting to frame another COPINH leader in the murder.

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