Nicaragua: Real Politics

Moisés Absalón Pastora Cuba’s apostle José Martí, a virtuoso in Spanish-American politics and literature, once said that what is real in politics is not what we see. I understand his remark, full of absolute truth, assimilating it and embracing it more, to the extent that my experiences now permit me to make analyses that go…

Poll Shows Nicaraguans Have Consigned the Coup to the Dustbin of History

Chuck Kaufman The latest poll by independent M&R Consultants covering the last quarter of 2019, shows that less than two years after the failed coup attempt of April-July, 2018, the Sandinista government, led by President Daniel Ortega is more popular than ever and all but a tiny minority of Nicaraguans reject the violent tactics and…

The Revolution has Transformed the Lives of Nicaragua’s Caribbean Peoples

Adolfo Pastrán Arancibia, Informe Pastrán, Radio La Primerísima On January 10th this year, the government of President Daniel Ortega completed thirteen years in office. Many things have changed in the country in political, social and economic terms, with great strides in competitiveness, human development and poverty reduction via a welfare state. One of the historical…

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez: “They Cannot Forgive Us for Uniting in Solidarity as Latin Americans and Caribbeans without Imperial Tutelage”

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez Speech by Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba, during the political-cultural event commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Agreement, at the University of Havana’s Grand Stairway, December 14, 2019, Year 61 of the Revolution (Transcript: Presidency of the Republic)…

Nicaragua: The Deep Neocolonial Lie

Stephen Sefton On Nicaragua, Western corporate and alternative media have outdone themselves failing to report or investigate the events they claim to cover. They interviewed hardly any, if at all, of the many thousands of victims of opposition violence, reproducing instead opposition lies and misrepresentations, falsely blaming all the violence on the government. Perhaps the…

Nicaragua Yesterday and Today – A Conversation with Daniel

Dick and Miriam Emanuelsson “Faced with terrorism – reconciliation to consolidate peace” Vice President Rosario Murillo and  President Comandante Daniel Ortega at the event with international journalists. PHOTO: MIRIAM EMANUELSSON. MANAGUA / One year after the coup opposition has been defeated, the situation tends to normalize in Nicaragua. The human and economic wounds are indelible….

Nicaragua and the Neocolonial Super-revolutionaries

Stephen Sefton and Jorge Capelán MRS leaders ex-sandinistas Dora Maria Tellez, Edmundo Jarquín and Hugo Torrez campaigning with corrupt right wing leader Eduardo Montealegre in 2008.Monica Baltodano was an MRS deputy during this same period. Ever since a social democrat faction split from the FSLN in 1994, many Western progressives and radicals have persistently attacked…

Nicaragua: A 40th Anniversary, But So Much More

Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton For all Nicaragua and especially the capital Managua on July 19 this year more than ever will see a spectacular festival of revolution, peace and above all popular resistance against US aggression. 40 years ago in 1979 a huge majority of Nicaraguans led by the Sandinista Front for National Liberation…