Remembrance of a Miracle at the United Nations

Carla Stea Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, President of the SixtyThird UN General Assembly, 2008-2009 “I do not represent the G7, or the G20, or the P5, I represent the G192, all the member states belonging to the United Nations. All 192 are equally important, and their concerns will be equally addressed.” “If we continue along…

Is Nicaragua Hiding COVID-19 Cases?

Becca Mohally Renk Since the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic in March, we have seen opposition media in Nicaragua quoting unnamed “extra official sources” and “informants” saying that there are many more cases of COVID-19 than the Ministry of Health (MINSA) is officially reporting, and these stories are being repeated by international media. Our organization,…

Nicaragua and COVID-19: Western Media’s Best Kept Secret

Jorge Capelán Health promoters go house to house to educate about COVID-19 symptoms (Photo El 19 Digital) One of the best-hidden secrets amidst the cacophony of panic and media terrorism caused by the current COVID-2019 pandemic has been how successfully Nicaragua, a small, impoverished country in one of the most climate change-prone regions on the…

Nicaragua and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stephen Sefton Brigadistas visit house by house (Photo: Voz del Sandinismo) While each country’s experience facing the COVID-19 pandemic is different, some common fundamental factors can make the difference between widespread catastrophe and relative stability. Nicaragua has so far been among the most successful countries in Latin America in protecting its population from the virus…

Unlearning Dementia: Questions Nicaragua’s Opposition Should Answer

Tortilla con Sal The most fundamental Western false belief, reproduced on a global industrial scale, is that North America and Europe are culturally and morally superior to the rest of the world. Anyone actively defending victims of US and allied aggression, from Palestine and Iran to Cuba and Venezuela, will be familiar with the disturbing…

Nicaragua and the Struggle Against US Imperialism in Latin America

Fiona Edwards Overthrowing the Sandinista government in Nicaragua is a key foreign policy goal for the US in Latin America. Alongside Cuba and Venezuela, Nicaragua has been described by the Trump administration as part of a “Troika of tyranny” in the region. Following the US-backed coup in Bolivia that removed Evo Morales and the Movement…

US Imperialism in Nicaragua and the Making of Sandino

Martin Pastor Nicaragua’s twentieth-century history cannot be told without placing the United States government as the main antagonist. It is their active interventions that have shaped the Central American country’s political, economic and social systems, but it is also the opposing forces to this imperialist aggression that has served as a counterbalance to writing the…

Nicaragua: The April Crisis & Beyond

Dan Kovalik and  Camera Viva Nicaragua: The April Crisis & Beyond is a documentary film that explores the troubling events of the summer of 2018 in which much of Nicaragua was enveloped in chaos and violence.  The film, which includes interviews with Nicaraguans from Managua, Leon, Grenada and the rural town of Santa Teresa, as…

Nicaragua: Real Politics

Moisés Absalón Pastora Cuba’s apostle José Martí, a virtuoso in Spanish-American politics and literature, once said that what is real in politics is not what we see. I understand his remark, full of absolute truth, assimilating it and embracing it more, to the extent that my experiences now permit me to make analyses that go…

Poll Shows Nicaraguans Have Consigned the Coup to the Dustbin of History

Chuck Kaufman The latest poll by independent M&R Consultants covering the last quarter of 2019, shows that less than two years after the failed coup attempt of April-July, 2018, the Sandinista government, led by President Daniel Ortega is more popular than ever and all but a tiny minority of Nicaraguans reject the violent tactics and…

The Revolution has Transformed the Lives of Nicaragua’s Caribbean Peoples

Adolfo Pastrán Arancibia, Informe Pastrán, Radio La Primerísima On January 10th this year, the government of President Daniel Ortega completed thirteen years in office. Many things have changed in the country in political, social and economic terms, with great strides in competitiveness, human development and poverty reduction via a welfare state. One of the historical…