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…

In Conversation with President Daniel Ortega and Vice-President Rosario Murillo

The Grayzone Published on Aug 17, 2019 The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo, discussing the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, the failed US coup attempt in 2018, the peace and reconciliation process with the opposition, the Trump administration’s sanctions, global geopolitics, the Non-Aligned…

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…

The Strategic Retreat from Managua to Masaya June 1979

Jorge Capelan Saturday July 6, the people of Nicaragua celebrated the strategic retreat to Masaya with a mobilization that for 40 years has been characterized by two things: its massiveness and its organizational demands, given that it consists of a march or caravan of thousands and thousands of people from the capital to the city…

Forgiveness: A Revolutionary Trait

The willingness of the Sandinista government to go to almost any lengths to achieve national peace and tranquility, including pardoning the crimes of those in the opposition who killed, tortured, burned homes, schools, markets, and public buildings in last year’s failed coup attempt, is consistent with their historical record. Recall that the triumphant Sandinista revolutionary…

The Contribution of the Sandinista People to the Peoples of the World

Jorge Capelán Photo: The Voice of Sandinismo To many it may seem a lack of modesty, but it is a reality. The Sandinista Popular Revolution has made invaluable contributions to the peoples of the world. At the end of the 1970s, it triumphed at the most difficult moment for the Latin American Left and, in…

Nicaragua and the Regional Context: 2020-2021

Stephen Sefton The fundamental factor affecting developments in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next five years, as elsewhere around the world, will be the progressive decline of US power and influence in the face of the new multipolar world led by China and Russia. Within the next two years, US power and influence…

Nicaragua Commits to Peace and Reconciliation

Yadira Cruz Valera After several months of objections and obstacles on the part of the opposition, the Government of Nicaragua is moving towards the implementation of a consensual solution in search of peace. The implementation of several agreements reached at the Negotiating Table, including the release of those arrested in the attempted coup d’état in…