Power to the People! Policing and Caribbean Autonomy in Nicaragua

Normally I wouldn’t post a webinar, but this is special.  Friends of Latin America produced this webinar where 3 women from Nicaragua speak about their experiences with Community policing.  Ajamu Baraka comes in after they speak and talks about how their experiences relate to what is happening now in the United States where people are demanding community supervision of police[…]

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Nicaragua Targeted for US Overthrow in 2020-21

by S. Brian Willson, published on The Internationalist, August 3, 2020 The USA failed State continues to seek destruction of NICARAGUA (among other nations such as Venezuela, Cuba, Syria and Iran, who refuse to obey US demands for neoliberal privatization that enrich the already rich. George Washington, who waged scorched Earth warfare Against the Iroquois Indigenous in the 1770s, 1780s,[…]

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The Social and Cultural Accomplishments of the Sandinista Model in Nicaragua

by the Nicaraguan Government, published on TeleSUR English, May 29, 2020 In the entire history of Nicaragua, it is only with the two governments of the Sandinista Front, that the popular interests of the great majority, that are poor, have been prioritized. The strength of the Sandinista Model is based on characteristics and results. The characteristics are that the FSLN[…]

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Nicaragua and the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Stephen Sefton – Tortillas con Sal, published on TeleSUR English, March 30, 2020 While each country’s experience facing the COVID-19 pandemic is different, some common fundamental factors can make the difference between a 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 while[…]

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Nicaragua and The Struggle Against US Imperialism in Latin America

Fiona Edwards interviews Daniel Kovalik, published on Eyes on Latin America, March 12, 2020 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[…]

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Sanctions Kill! End US Sanctions on Nicaragua

by Chuck Kaufman, published on NicaNotes, February 26, 2020 When we hear the word sanctions, most Latin America solidarity activists think immediately of Venezuela. But Nicaragua is also the target of unilateral coercive measures illegally imposed by the US and the most serious sanction, the NICA Act, can’t be blamed on the Trump regime since it was imposed by Congress.[…]

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Operation Condor 2.0: After Bolivia Coup, Trump Dubs Nicaragua ‘National Security Threat’ & Targets Mexico

by Ben Norton, published on the Grayzone, November 27, 2019 One successful coup against a democratically elected socialist president is not enough, it seems. Immediately after overseeing a far-right military coup in Bolivia on Nov. 10, the Trump administration set its sights once again on Nicaragua, whose democratically elected Sandinista government defeated a violent right-wing coup attempt in 2018. Washington dubbed Nicaragua[…]

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NicaNotes: A Gringo in the Plaza: 40 Years of Sandinista Struggle

David Archuleta Jr., National Co-Coordinator AFGJ (Alliance For Global Justice), July 14, 2019 Not even the mosquito-rich Managuan heat could stop the onrush of Nicaraguans from every department in the country to the Plaza de la Fe. They came adorned with FSLN hats, #danielsequeda t-shirts, red and black on every possible accessory. Thousands came by bus, cramming every seat and[…]

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Nicaragua in the Shadow of Western Fascism

by Tortilla con Sal, Published on TeleSUR English, May 21, 2019 Current US and EU foreign policy embodies fascism in terms of its aspect combining corporate power with State power and policy. In her Sorbonne University exam results, French philosopher Simone Weil scored better than Simone de Beauvoir or Jean-Paul Sartre. She well understood the varieties of Western fascism and[…]

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