U.S Delegation to Nicaragua Demands ‘End U.S. Sanctions!

by Arjae Red, published on Workers World, January 19, 2022 Managua, Nicaragua:  Members of anti-imperialist organizations from around the U.S. traveled to Nicaragua during the week of Jan. 10 to observe the inauguration of President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo of the party of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional, FSLN). Ortega and Murillo’s[…]

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Nicaragua in the Multipolar World

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 12, 2022 The U.S. regime change effort in Nicaragua has failed. The people are determined to assert their rights of self-determination and the U.S. is not the only player on the world stage. The United States and the European Union announced new sanctions on the day that Daniel Ortega was inaugurated[…]

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How Can Some Progressives Get Basic Information about Nicaragua So Wrong?

by John Perry and Rick Sterling, published in the LA Progressive, December 20, 2021 On November 7, Nicaragua held elections in which current president Daniel Ortega received 75% support and, as a result, begins a new term of office in January. Not surprisingly, the US government described the election as a “sham.” Of more concern is that many on the[…]

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Nicaragua’s Evidence-Based Democracy Threatens U.S. Oppression Domestically and Abroad

by Lauren Smith, published on Covert Action Magazine, December 6, 2021 Despite Washington’s best effort to derail Nicaragua’s electoral process through hybrid warfare, strong voter turnout resulted in a decisive victory by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), and the reelection of President Daniel Ortega with 75.92% of the votes cast. Nicaragua’s non-partisan, independent Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) reported on[…]

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Sandinistas Win By a Landslide! U.S. Dirty Tricks Fail in Derailing Nicaraguan Democracy

by Nan McCurdy, published on Covert Action Magazine, November 9, 2021 In the lead up to the February 25, 1990 elections, President George H.W. Bush told the Nicaraguan people that the U.S. would keep funding the Contras (counter-revolutionaries recruited, funded and directed by President Reagan, the State Department and the CIA in 1980s illegal war), block loans and maintain the[…]

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‘We Became Visible’ – a Sandinista’s View on Autonomy

by Johnny Hodgson, published on Workers World, November 19, 2021 The Sandinista revolution established the mission to create a new nation, a new Nicaraguan nationality, a multiethnic, multicultural and multilingual country, where the Indigenous and Afro-descendant would have the possibility of participating on an equal basis in the construction of this new Nicaraguan nation. We reached the conclusion that for[…]

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After Daniel Ortega’s Victory in Nicaragua, Biden Signs RENACER Act and OAS Votes to Condemn

by Julie Varughese, published on Toward Freedom, November 14, 2021 Just three days after Sandinista revolutionary Daniel Ortega won his fourth term as Nicaragua’s president with 75.92 percent of the vote, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the RENACER Act. An acronym for the “Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform Act of 2021,” RENACER slaps sanctions on Ortega government[…]

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Reporting and Empire – The Prizewinners and the Outlaws

By Stephen Sefton, Tortilla con Sal, published on TeleSUR English, August 11, 2021 I am publishing this now, despite the time passed since its original publication because it speaks to the question, ‘Did the Sandanista government imprison his competitors prior to the election, just so he could win?’.  And, I don’t think we should ever forget the examples of Julian[…]

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What I Saw on Election Day in Nicaragua

by Rick Sterling, published on LA Progressive, November 2021 US media and politicians have condemned the November 7 Nicaragua election as a “fraud” and “sham”.  On the day of the election, the White House issued a statement saying Nicaragua held a “pantomime election that was neither free nor fair, and most certainly not democratic.” But are these accusations true? Along[…]

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Class Warfare and Socialist Resistance: Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela as Existential Threats to the US

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, November 10, 2021 Why do Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela pose such an existential threat to the U.S.? The promise of socialism and their resistance to US class warfare. One of the extreme ironies of the latest attack by the settler-colonial regime of the United States against the national democratic project of Nicaragua[…]

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