2021 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide Rises Again

by Roger D. Harris, published on MLToday, December 30, 2021 US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean continued in a seamless transition from Trump to Biden, but the terrain over which it operated shifted left. The balance between the US drive to dominate its “backyard” and its counterpart, the Bolivarian cause of regional independence and integration, continued to tip[…]

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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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‘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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Nicaragua elections a defeat for U.S. empire

by Jim Byrne, published on Fightback News, November 10, 2021 Tucson, AZ – For a small, largely agricultural country, Nicaragua has delivered several losses to the much larger, more militarily advanced U.S. empire. From Augusto Sandino’s peasant army expelling the U.S. Marines in the 1930s, to the Sandinista Revolution of 1979 that toppled the U.S.-backed Somoza dictatorship, to the electoral[…]

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US Threatens Regime Change in Nicaragua

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, November 10, 2021 Nicaragua has been a target of U.S. aggressions since the 1850s. The Biden administration’s attack on the newly elected government is the latest chapter in a long and sordid history. Eyewitness accounts of the electoral process reveal the manipulations and lies concocted by the U.S. and its corporate media[…]

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Black Alliance for Peace Condemns RENACER ACT on Nicaragua as Bipartisan Criminality

Black Alliance for Peace Statement, November 4, 2021 The Black Alliance for Peace condemns the efforts of Congress to manipulate the electoral process in Nicaragua through illegal sanctions, subversion and the coordination of a deliberate misinformation campaign meant to delegitimize the country’s elections even before they take place. As part of that effort the U.S. House of Representatives passed the[…]

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Nicaragua, with Free Health Care and Education, Challenges U.S. Domination

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, October 20, 2021 The reason Nicaragua is labeled an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security of the U.S.” – a military corporate superpower – became abundantly clear to a delegation visiting the country Oct. 3 to 10. The delegation was organized by the Alliance for Global Justice/Nica Network. Nicaragua, a small[…]

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U.S. Delegation Demands: Defend Nicaragua!

Published on Workers World, October 11, 2021 From Managua, Nicaragua Nicaragua’s Alliance for Global Justice delegation visited Nicaragua to learn about the advances of the Sandinista government over the last 15 years. The object of the visit was to counter the tsunami of false information daily churned out by the U.S. State Department and its allies in the national and[…]

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Indigenous People’s Day Reminds Us To Acknowledge And Support Indigenous Struggles

by Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, October 21, 2021 Today is Indigenous Peoples Day. Across the country, a growing number of cities and states are recognizing this day in place of the traditional Columbus Day. This change reflects the growing awareness that holidays like Columbus Day are used to rewrite the past and uphold institutions of white supremacy, racism[…]

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Nicaragua: Pandemic Recovery, New Elections Follow Defeat of U.S. Coup Attempt

Fightback News, June 16, 2021 Interview with Nicaraguan Sandanista Fight Back!: What organization are you a member of? Rosalía Bohórquez: Sandinista Youth Fight Back!: How has the experience with COVID-19 been in Nicaragua? Bohórquez: Nicaragua took a preventive attitude since the very beginning of the global pandemic. Thanks to the public health system, a community model, we succeeded in an[…]

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