Nicaragua: Bishop of the Money Gods

Fabrizio Casari The liberation of the Matagalpa cathedral, which had been occupied by Bishop Alvarez, ended an attempt to unleash a climate of confrontation in that city. The coup-supporting bishop is now in the capital, Managua, where he is under house arrest, but enjoying the presence of his family and visits from the prelates of…

Nicaragua Celebrates 43 Years of Revolution: The Clash Between Reality and Media Misrepresentation

John Perry July 19th is a day of celebration in Nicaragua: the anniversary of the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship. But the international media will have it penciled in their diaries for another reason: it’s yet another opportunity to pour scorn on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. We’ll hear again about how the government “clamps down on dissent,”[1] about its “political…

Nicaragua: Working with China

Latin America Review: We speak to Nicaragua’s Minister for International Relations & Greater Caribbean about China, the OAS, and high-quality rum!

Food Insecurity Increases in the U.S. While it Declines in Nicaragua Whose Socialist Government Has Defied U.S. Regime Change Designs

Nan McCurdy Workers at Houston food bank. [Source: time.com] Expansion of Public Sector in Nicaragua Has Improved Quality of Life for Everyone In 2018, 48% of U.S.-based churches had their own food-distribution ministry or supported efforts run by other churches or organizations such as food pantries or food banks. These faith-based ministries, unlike government programs, provide…

Fire from the Mountain: In Search of Omar Cabezas

Daniel Kovalik For years, I wondered about Omar Cabezas, the Sandinista guerilla who turned us on to the dream of revolution in the first place. Where was he now? Did he still support the Sandinistas and Daniel? Why aren’t the media talking to people like him? When I was in college in Dayton, Ohio in…

Nicaragua Expels the OAS

Kawsachun NewsThe government of Nicaragua has announced the expulsion of representatives of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the closure of its offices in the country. “We will not have a presence in any of the instances of that diabolical instrument of the misnamed OAS (..) neither will this infamous organism, consequently, have offices…

Nicaragua: A History of US Intervention & Resistance

Dan Kovalik I have written this book to explore the pernicious nature of US engagement with Nicaragua from the mid-19th century to the present in pursuit of control and domination rather than in defense of democracy as Washington has incessantly claimed. In turn, Nicaraguans have valiantly defended their homeland, preventing the US from ever maintaining its…

Why is the Nicaraguan Government Demonized by Both Liberals and Conservatives When Nicaragua Has Seen Great Progress Under the Sandinistas?

Stansfield Smith Women Have Made Particularly Significant Gains Under the Second Sandinista Government Since 2006 Women, particularly those in the Third World, often find themselves with limited ability to participate in community organizations and political life because of the poverty and their traditional sex role imposes on them. On them falls sole responsibility to care…

Communication and Manipulation

Fabrizio Casari Thanks to the Internet and social networks, the ignoramuses who used to crowd the bars and talk to a small group of friends now have a keyboard and a screen and spread their idiocy and hatred all over the world. – Umberto Eco If you listen to the media you will end up…

The Gains of Nicaraguan Women During the Second Sandinista Government

Stansfield Smith Women, particularly those in the Third World, often find themselves with limited ability to participate in community organizations and political life because of the bondage poverty and their traditional sex role imposes on them. On them falls sole responsibility to care for their children and other family members, especially when sick; they maintain…

Nicaragua: We Won’t Rest in Defending the Revolution

William Grigsby Vado Let us begin with the decision taken by the National Assembly at the request of the Ministry of the Interior to cancel the legal status of a handful of non-governmental organizations which in practice are fronts for European and North American interference in Nicaragua’s internal affairs. I believe that the logic that…

How Nicaragua Fights Poverty & Empowers Women Through the Ministry of Family Economy

Camila EscalanteMinister Justa Pérez of the Ministry of Family, Community, Cooperative and Associative Economy (MEFCCA) in Managua. January 2022. In Managua, Nicaragua, we interviewed Minister Justa Pérez of the Ministry of Family, Community, Cooperative and Associative Economy, known as MEFCCA.  Could you start us off with a summary of what MEFCCA does to stimulate, develop…

The Privilege of Public School in Nicaragua

Becca Mohally RenkEibhlín’s third grade class on a walking field trip. Photo: Becca Mohally Renk This week the new school year started in Nicaragua and I waved my eldest daughter, Eibhlín, off to her final year of high school. I teared up remembering my three-year old in her first tiny blue and white uniform, proudly…

The Economics of the Sandinista Revolution in 2022

Kawsachun News Minister of Economy and Finance of Nicaragua, Ivan Acosta, in interview with Kawsachun News in Managua. January 14, 2022. Nicaragua ended 2021 with extraordinary results in the economy, highly positive results in production and is leading economic growth in the region after three difficult years during which it faced a coup attempt, two…

Sandinismo For Good

Juanlu González Nicaragua joins the recent popular electoral victories in Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile and Honduras and the anticipated changes in Brazil and Colombia in 2022. January 10 saw the inauguration of President Daniel Ortega for a fifth term, as a direct consequence of the unequivocal mandate received from the Nicaraguan people in the general elections…

The President Who Can’t Resist Defying the US is at it Again

Daniel Kovalik I’ve just attended the latest inauguration of Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega as Nicaraguan president and found him in a bullish mood, relishing his country’s improved ties with China and critical of American hypocrisy. Since 1987, I have been coming to Nicaragua to show solidarity for its upstart band of merry men and women…

Daniel Ortega Has Been Sworn in as President of Nicaragua

President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo have been sworn in for the 2022 – 2026 period. pic.twitter.com/eU2RtuZ3xC — Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) January 11, 2022 Daniel Ortega has been sworn in as President of Nicaragua Our Tiktok montage of his victories through the years 🙌🇳🇮 pic.twitter.com/b3vIkg0G3P — Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) January 11, 2022 Daniel…