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,…

Covid-19, Democracy and the Lima Group

Atilio A. Boron It may seem strange, but there is a very close relationship between public health and democracy because the former reflects the receptivity and response of the authorities to the diseases afflicting their population. Governments that claim to be “democratic” should exhibit, especially during a pandemic, very good rates of combating the scourge….

Interviews Conducted with Indigenous Leaders in Nicaragua

Interviews conducted between November 9th and November 16th on indigenous peoples, the environment and the security situation in Nicaragua’s Northern Caribbean Autonomous Region Interview Eloy Frank Gomez President of the Mayangna Nation and Arisio Genaro Celso Secretary Interview with Lejan Mora President Gobierno Territorial Indígena Wangki Twi / Tasba Raya Interview with Rose Cunningham Kain…

Misinformation about Nicaragua and TFA on KPFA Radio

For 35 years, we at the Task Force on the Americas (TFA) have been supporting popular movements in Latin America and the Caribbean. Also known as the Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas (MITF), we are a small grassroots human rights NGO. Our annual $40k budget comes entirely from individual donations. We were dismayed…

Nicaragua: Sandinismo Leading the People

Carlos Fonseca Terán Two consecutive hurricanes, one after the other. First Eta, then Iota. The second is the strongest one to hit Nicaragua in 40 years. Before they both entered the country, the entire organized force of the Nicaraguan people was deployed, under the leadership of its vanguard, the FSLN, and the leading participation of…

Nicaragua, Attacked for Following the Same US Policies Against Foreign Meddling

John Perry US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched another attack on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government last month, accusing President Daniel Ortega of being a “dictator” who is “doubling down on repression and refusing to honor the democratic aspirations of the Nicaraguan people.”[1] The State Department openly supports what it calls “a return to democracy in…

The New War Machine Against Nicaragua: Lies and Sanctions

Edwin N. Montes In recent days, Nicaragua has been the object of arbitrary interference actions by the United States and the European Parliament in applying new political and economic sanctions, manifesting a false “concern” for the Nicaraguan government’s proposal of some bills, where – according to these Western organizations and governments – the intention is…

Nicaragua: Uncensoring the Truth

Tortilla Con Sal A group of people in solidarity with Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution have recorded, transcribed and translated the testimonies of over 30 people of different backgrounds about their experience of the violent failed coup attempt in Nicaragua between April and July of 2018. Nicaragua 2018 – Uncensoring the Truth (PDF4.8Mb) No human rights organization…

Nicaragua, the Country that Didn’t Swallow the Covid Blue Pill

Jorge Capelán No curfews, no lockdowns, no “stay at home”, no psychosis, no covid-calamities. There has been much talk about the Swedish corona strategy but the strategy of Nicaragua has been by far more successful, with many fewer deaths, no “economic rescue” for big banks and only limited damage to small and medium sized businesses….