Joint Statement by the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Nicaragua

On December 13, 2019, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Nicaragua Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres made an official visit to Russia at the invitation of the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The visit was timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Nicaragua. The ministers noted the consistent strengthening of Russian-Nicaraguan…

Diego Pary Rodríguez Plans to Continue His Tasks as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia of the Constitutional Government of Evo Morales

Bolivia’s foreign minister, Diego Pary, arrived in Managua this Wednesday and was greeted at the Agusto C. Sandino international airport by his Nicaraguan counterpart, Denis Moncada. Pary will participate in a meeting of the ALBA-TCP Political Council. Upon being received in our country, Foreign Minister Moncada said: “Nicaragua is the home of Bolivia’s Foreign Minister…

Declaration by Nicaragua in the OAS on Bolivia

STATEMENT BY THE DELEGATION OF NICARAGUA AT THE EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE OAS PERMANENT COUNCIL TO CONSIDER THE SITUATION IN BOLIVIA ON NOVEMBER 12, 2019 Madam President; Members of the Council: This Meeting of the Permanent Council allows us to express our Considerations, as Sovereign Nations and Peoples, regarding the appalling rupture of the Constitutional…

NSCAG Calls Amnesty International to Account

For some considerable time, Amnesty International’s reporting has repeatedly and consistently criticised the Nicaraguan government, completely disregarding its massive achievements in tackling real human rights issues in Nicaragua such as reducing poverty, massively improving health services and addressing gender inequality. Their reporting serves only to destabilise Nicaragua and trample on the human rights and dignity…

Western Progressives and the Imperialist Inquisition

Stephen Sefton Most people who think of themselves as progressive in the imperialist countries of North America and Western Europe, continue to believe the right wing opposition version of events in Nicaragua in 2018. A great many also accept some version of the right wing opposition account of the crisis in Venezuela. One obvious reason…

Differences Between an Attempted Coup D’état and a Popular Civic Insurrection

Carlos Fonseca Teran AFGJ Editorial Comment: Son of Sandinista founder Carlos Fonseca and a leader and thinker in his own right, Carlos Fonseca Teran compares and contrasts the attempted coup in Nicaragua last year with the just ended popular uprising against IMF structural adjustment policies in Ecuador. For those who have not followed Ecuador, under…

The Battle of Ecuador is Latin America’s Fight for Sovereignty, Democracy and Prosperity

The state of emergency, transfer of the government to the city of Guayaquil, military deployment, absurd accusations of interference by Venezuela, curfew and assassinations at the hands of the security forces. Workers, women, students, teachers, professionals, peasants and indigenous people, the drones, as Moreno defined them, corner a government that is implementing measures defined by…

The Other Nicaragua, Empire and Resistance

Yorlis Gabriela Luna KEY WORDS: Interventionism; social media; soft coup. INTRODUCTION For those who live in Nicaragua, it is well known that there is a dominant narrative about the political conflict that took more than 200 lives in 2018. The hegemonic version, repeated by human rights organizations and private media outlets from Managua to the…

Green-Smearing: From Nicaragua to Bolivia

Stephen Sefton On one level the intensifying deceit of Western media foreign affairs coverage corresponds to the increasing desperation of Western elites confronting their failing global power and influence. But it also signals yet another crisis of capitalist economic growth. After 1945, North America and Western Europe based their genocidal imperialism on a social compact…

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…