WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014

Two Exciting Summer Delegations to Central America!

--Travel opportunities for activists to Honduras and Nicaragua--

This summer the Alliance for Global Justice, of which the Nicaragua Network is the founding project, has planned two exciting delegations to Central America.  In late June you can join a human rights accompanyment delegation to Honduras or in early August you can learn about the challenges of fighting climate change in Nicaragua.  Or you can join both! 

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014

Say NO to the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

The Nicaragua Network urges you to join the fight to stop the TPP! The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, is a massive new trade and investment pact being pushed behind closed doors by the U.S. government at the behest of transnational corporations. U.S. negotiators have granted approximately 600 corporate lobbyists special “cleared advisor” status that enables them to review and comment on draft TPP texts, while flatly refusing to tell the public what they are proposing in our names.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 22, 2014)

1. Back to normal as quakes diminish except for a 4.9 trembler in the RAAN
2. Holy Week marked by more people at processions, fewer at beaches
3. Poll shows cost of living to be a concern
4. Suspect detained in murder of US woman
5. Central Bank releases report on foreign assistance
6. Dry season wild fires burning
7. Tributes to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
 

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

Read Nicaragua Now from the NSC!

"Nicaragua Now" is the new twice-yearly publication of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign of the United Kingdom, a sister organization of the Nicaragua Network.  It covers issues in Nicaragua and UK-Nicaragua solidarity.

Download "Nicaragua Now"

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TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 15, 2014)

1. Two dead, 41 injured is toll of a series of earthquakes in Nicaragua
2. Assembly elects 54 high level officials
3. US science journal publishes article on Chronic Renal Failure epidemic
4. More details on resolution of property claims emerge
5. Nicaragua ranks well in UN corruption and security study
6. Economic briefs
 

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TUESDAY, APRIL 08, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 8, 2014)

1. Tech work for USAID Cuba destabilization program done in Nicaragua
2. Two Central American presidents-elect promise differing relationships with Nicaragua
3. Political news briefs
4. New Jersey Peaceworks founder Jim Burchell dies at 59
5. Nicaragua seeks final resolution of 1980s property controversy
6. Mayangnas demand faster action on colonizers of nature reserve
7. Nicaragua fighting human trafficking
8. Housing amendment could produce 1,000 more affordable houses
9. More social services being provided
 

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TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (April 1, 2014)

1. Prisons to get UN inspection in May
2. Delegation identifies indigenous rights gains and challenges
3. An end to the property confiscation cases?
4. Members of Congress want report on US aid to Nicraragua
5. Student retention and other education news
6. Catholic Church hierarchy to dialogue with Ortega
7. Vaccination campaign inoculates tens of thousands
8. No Pay movement gets less sympathy this time around
9. Economic shorts

 

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TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 25, 2014)

1. Stage set for election of high officials to expired offices
2. Nicaragua makes progress toward Millennium Development Goals
3. Banana workers again rebuffed by US court
4. Russia and Nicaragua maintain strong relations
5. Businesses react to minimum wage increase
6. Tumarin construction logjam finally broken
7. “No incidents” between Nicaraguan and Colombian navies since World Court decision
8. Economic shorts

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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 18, 2014)

1. FSLN wins majority control of both autonomous regional councils
2. Half a million in loans will expand water and sewer in 19 cities
3. Government increases minimum wage
4. Women recognized for leading role in government
5. Forest protection bill and Bosawas updates
6. National Assembly approves foreign military visits
7. Senior citizens to receive loans from government
8. Fires on the increase
9. Economic shorts

 

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TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

Nicaragua News Bulletin (March 11, 2014)

1. After Caribbean Coast elections, selection of high level officials on horizon
2. Nicaragua marks International Women’s Day
3. Canal environmental study to be finished in April
4. Hugo Chavez remembered
5. Commercial forestry can accompany protection of the forest
6. Gang membership low as police emphasize reintegration over repression
7. Group fights to restore heritage seeds and food security
8. Professional development of high school teachers begins
 

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