RENACER Act: U.S. Congress to Expand Nicaragua Sanctions

Kawsachun News Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution is being targeted with a new sanctions bill as retaliation for triumphing over Washington’s domination attempts and as President Daniel Ortega is anticipated to win this year’s election. The Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform (RENACER) Act (full text of the bill here), introduced in March, would require the U.S. government…

The Revolution Won’t Be Stopped: Nicaragua Advances Despite U.S. Unconventional Warfare

Roger StollBook Review: The Revolution Won’t Be Stopped: Nicaragua Advances Despite U.S. Unconventional Warfare (Alliance for Global Justice, July 2020, 247 pp.) Republican strategist Karl Rove often advised his clients to attack not the enemy’s weaknesses but its strengths. The bipartisan US foreign policy disinformation machine has taken Rove’s advice with tedious devotion. So, to…

Combat in Apure: A Political-Military Crossroads

Fernando Rivero U.S. Military Doctrine. Neoliberal Globalization conditions the current U.S. Military Doctrine. Its principles, tactics, techniques, procedures, terms and symbols are based on a dense political philosophy, from a particular interpretation of the philosophy of war. U.S. military thought (based on the theoretical approaches of Hobbes, Machiavelli, Foucault and Morgenthau, among others) evolved in…

Nicaragua: Building the Good Life (Buen Vivir) Through Popular Revolution

Margaret Flowers As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear, social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not have the material resources they require. Without the participation of the people, revolutionary programs, even with resources, cannot be…

Nicaragua: International Solidarity Replies to Amnesty International’s Latest Falsehoods

Tortilla Con Sal2018 US-backed destabilization NSCAG analysis of Amnesty International Report ‘Silence at any Cost’ Downlad the full analysis here (PDF 302Kb) Introduction Amnesty International’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments. Articles…

Nicaragua’s Indigenous Peoples: Neocolonial Lies, Autonomous Reality

Stephen Sefton Between November 11 and 16, 2020, between the passing of Hurricane Eta and the arrival of Hurricane Iota, the Tortilla con Sal media collective visited Nicaragua’s Autonomous Region of the Northern Caribbean Coast. There we interviewed representatives of different indigenous and afro-descendant territorial governments in Siuna, Bilwi, Waspam and community members of the…

Biden Admin Smears Nicaragua as ‘Dictatorship’ for Forcing US-Funded, Coup-Plotting NGOs to Register as Foreign Agents

Ben Norton Sandinistas at a peace rally in Managua, Nicaragua on February 1, 2020 (Photo: Ben Norton / The Grayzone) Nicaragua’s elected leftist government passed a law requiring NGOs funded by outside governments to register as foreign agents, so a CIA agent-turned-Biden State Department spokesman smeared it as “driving toward dictatorship” — despite the policy’s…

Nicaragua: Interview with the Indigenous Mayor of Waspam

Tortilla Con Sal Interview with Rose Cunningham Kain Mayor of Waspám, president of the Territorial Indigenous Government of Wangki Awala Kupia Tortilla con Sal: We came to ask about the problem of so-called invasions of indigenous lands, so perhaps you could tell us a little bit about the reality, perhaps a bit about the historical…

ALBA-TCP Constructs an Unprecedented Model to Confront the Pandemic

Misión Verdad On Tuesday the 19th, the Social Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) met to coordinate efforts to guarantee massive and free access to the vaccine against covid-19 and other medicines to the peoples of the member countries. Headed by its new executive secretary, Sacha Llorenti,…

Nicaragua: Tangible Transformations

Carmen Parejo Rendón Nicaragua is a living example of the implementation of two antagonistic models: the neoliberal and the Sandinista. Nicaragua, a Central American country, is a living example of what we can call: the implementation of two antagonistic models. We are referring to the fact that, on the one hand, from 1990 to 2007,…