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!

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…

How ‘Virtual Crime Scenes’ Became a Propaganda Tool in Nicaragua, Ukraine, and Syria

Rick Sterling  and John Perry This article shows how media uses computer modeling and “virtual crime scenes” to assign blame for some extremely important international events. In these examples from Nicaragua, Ukraine and Syria, many people died in complex circumstances. The deaths at the “Mother’s March” in Managua, Nicaragua precipitated an attempted coup. The Maidan…

High Level Delegation from Iran Visits Nicaragua

Tortilla Con Sal “They think they will humiliate the world’s Peoples, they think that they will force those Peoples to surrender, but Peoples have Creativity, they have Dignity, they have Strength.” –Daniel Ortega Meeting of the President-Comandante Daniel and Compañera Rosario, Vice President of Nicaragua, with High-Level Delegation of Iran May 6th 2022 Words of…

Iran Promises to Provide Fuel to Nicaragua

Iran is committing to supply fuel to Nicaragua and says its vision for the bilateral relationship is not solely economic. Iran’s high-level delegation, headed by Minister of Petroleum Javab Owji, is in Nicaragua to strengthen cooperation in the areas of agriculture, livestock, technology, medicine, energy, petroleum, and parliamentary and foreign relations exchange. The delegation held…

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…

ICJ Rules in Favor of Nicaragua in Maritime Case against Colombia

Tanya Wadhwa The International Court of Justice (ICJ), on April 21, ruled that Colombia violated Nicaragua’s sovereign rights by interfering in parts of the Caribbean sea that are within Nicaragua’s exclusive economic zone. Photo: ICJ/Twitter The ICJ ruled that Colombia violated Nicaragua’s sovereign rights and ordered it to immediately cease its activities in Nicaraguan waters…

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…