I Witnessed the Truth about Nicaragua

Wawen Ewimbi Contextual History of Struggle in Nicaragua 1909 – 1933: The US is cementing itself as the world’s police in the 20th century; the marines invaded Nicaragua in 1909 “to help stabilize the country”. The US occupied the land until 1933. In 1927, revolutionary political leader Augusto Nicolas Sandino began leading a tiny, fervent guerrilla army,…

Nicaragua’s Humane Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Richie Merino Public health care worker from Nicaragua’s medical brigade administers vaccines going door to door. Photo: Canal4 When Nicaragua identified its first COVID-19 case on March 18, 2020, President Daniel Ortega understood that shutting down the economy would be catastrophic for the country’s informal farmworkers. In Nicaragua, three-quarters of all jobs are in farming….

US Sanctions and Economic Conditions Drive Nicaraguan Migration

John Perry Blaming migration on “repressive dictatorships” allows Washington to pretend that its policies are helping Nicaraguans, when in fact they are impoverishing them. Why are more Nicaraguans heading north to the United States looking for jobs? Until July 2020, numbers were tiny. But in the last 1½ years numbers have increased sharply. Suddenly this…

For Corporate Media, Sandinistas’ Electoral Success Proves Their Repressiveness

John Perry The headline in the Washington Post ahead of Nicaragua’s local elections hinted at skepticism: “Nicaragua Ruling Party Seeks to Expand Hold in Local Votes” (11/6/22). The story itself, taken from an Associated Press report filed from Mexico City, was worse, framing the elections as a “farce” carried out “under the absolute control” of the governing Sandinista party….

Nicaragua: A People as President and Their Municipal Elections

Stephen Sefton Above all, Sunday’s municipal elections on November 6th, were an optimal consolidation of Nicaragua’s now serene and stable electoral culture, ensuring extremely efficient, orderly elections, and increased confidence for voters. The very high level of participation of Nicaragua’s young people and women in every aspect of the electoral process highlighted the profound democratization…

New US Sanctions are Designed to Hit Nicaragua’s Poorest Citizens

John Perry The Biden administration has announced new sanctions which are intended to hit the poorest Nicaraguans – both in their pockets and in the public services on which they depend. This latest attack on a small Central American country is, as usual, dressed up as promoting democracy: the sanctions will “deny the Ortega-Murillo regime the…

Nicaragua in Latin America: The Invisible and Reality

Stephen Sefton In Nicaragua, the population lives the reality of the country’s revolutionary development, of the democratization of the economy, of the modernization of health and education systems, of the transformation of infrastructure and a dynamic reaffirmation of culture, identity and national dignity. However, abroad and in the same region, these tremendous socio-economic victories are…

Nicaragua Facing a Satanic West

Stephen Sefton In November 2010, when now President Vladimir Putin was Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, he proposed “the creation of a harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.” The European Union never accepted that vision. Three years later, the United States staged a coup d’état in Ukraine with the complicity of the…

They Escaped the Lockdowns to this Nicaraguan Town

Max Blumenthal documents the lives of Canadians, Australians, Americans and those from as far as Singapore who left everything behind and resettled in the Nicaraguan beachside community of San Juan del Sur, all to escape the Covid lockdowns and mandates that nearly ruined their lives. These expats detail the hardship and repression of lockdown, the…

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…

The Sinuous Interference of the Clergy in the Processes of Hope in Abya Yala

Ollantay Itzamná Catholic bishop arrested in Nicaragua in rebellion against justice Regularly, in the Catholic Continent of Abya Yala, we do not hear news about “imprisonment” or “detention by justice” of bishops. Much less in countries with “progressive” governments. The “impunity” of the Catholic or evangelical hierarchy in these lands full of faith is almost…

The Truth about the Church in Nicaragua

Cuaderno Sandinista Religion, faith or feelings of spirituality are broad arteries of the human psyche that connect with the deepest fibers of our emotions. This is not new and throughout history these feelings have been used for or against political projects. Nicaragua, today is the victim of massive attacks by transnational mega corporations that spread…

The US Targets Nicaragua

Camila Escalante Today, all Caricom states, with the exception of SVG, joined the U.S. and its satellite states in voting in favor of an interventionist resolution condemning the revolutionary Sandinista government for safeguarding its sovereignty and ejecting illegal foreign agents. — Camila (@camilapress) August 12, 2022 Today, all Caricom states, with the exception of SVG,…

Nicaragua’s Top Health Advisor on Confronting Covid: “The Way to Face This Was to Keep Working”

Max Blumenthal interviews Sonia Castro, lead advisor to the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, on the Sandinista government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Castro explains why, despite heavy criticism, her government did not follow World Health Organization guidance to lock down the population and instead kept schools and businesses open. She also discusses her government’s…

Nicaragua’s Remarks at Reparations International Conference

Nicaragua participated in the International Conference on Reparations being held August 4th-6th by the Global Afrikan Congress and supported by the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Below are the remarks given by Nicaragua’s Presidential Adviser for International Relations and the Greater Caribbean, Michael Campbell. REMARKS BY THE DELEGATION OF NICARAGUA IN THE INTERNATIONAL…

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!