NICA-Act-2: US NICA Act Aims to Cut Nicaragua Access to Capital While Nicaragua Targets US Funding Pipeline to the Opposition

by Chuck Kaufman, from NicaNotes, December 19, 2018 The Nicaraguan government removed the legal standing last week of nine non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that supported the attempted coup that disrupted much of the country for three months last spring and summer. It should also be remembered that Violeta Chamorro removed the legal standing of nine NGOs when she was president from[…]

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NICA-Act-I: Nicaragua Reminds the US of its Debts

by Chuck Kaufman, from NicaNotes, August 22, 2017 Passage by the US House Foreign Affairs Committee of the ridiculous NICA Act brought a rebuff by the Sandinista government of President Daniel Ortega and a reminder of the US’s own unpaid debt to Nicaragua. The NICA Act (Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act of 2017), if it became law, would require US representatives in multilateral lending institutions[…]

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The Troika of Tyranny: The Imperialist Project in Latin America and Its Epigones

Image: A man sits in front of a mural in Caracas, Venezuela | Photo: Reuters by Roger D. Harris, from Dissident Voice, November 5, 2018 Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are today threatened by US imperialism. The first salvo of the modern Age of Imperialism started back in 1898 when the US seized Cuba along with Puerto Rico and the Philippines[…]

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Debate on Nicaragua: Capitalist Reform or Socialist Revolution?

A protester in Masaya holds a cartoon likening Ortega to the former dictator Somoza. by Jeff Mackler, originally published on Socialist Action, September 23, 2018 Part II. (Part I appeared in August 2018.) In today’s epoch of worldwide imperialist intervention and war, real revolutions are hard to make, even harder to maintain, and sometimes difficult to define in their evolution[…]

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Violent Fascism in Nicaragua and Venezuela: Interview with Fernando Bossi

Political analyst and advisor to President Chavez, Fernando Bossi, looks at the striking parallels between the reactionary offensives in two Latin American countries. By Fernando Bossi and Cira Pascual Marquina, published on Venezuelanalysis, August 22, 2018 Argentinian internationalist Fernando Bossi has a lifelong commitment to Latin American unification that has expressed itself in diverse educational and political projects. Among these[…]

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Camilo Mejia Analyzes the Soft Coup Attempt in Nicaragua

At the Oakland event, Camilo showed a torture video which demonstrates opposition violence. | Photo: Reuters by Rick Sterling, published on TeleSUR, August 28, 2018 Western media have described the unrest and violence in Nicaragua as a ‘campaign of terror’ by government police and paramilitary. This has also been asserted by large non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In May, for example, Amnesty[…]

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Nicaragua’s Failed Coup

Supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, whose resignation is being demanded by opposition students and business leaders. | Photo: Reuters by Charles Redvers, published on Open Democracy, August 9, 2018 While the international pressure continues, by mid-July it became clear that, for the time being at least, the opposition in Nicaragua no longer has sufficient local support to achieve its[…]

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What’s Behind the Protests Rocking Nicaragua?

Women and girls build a barricade in Managua, Nicaragua to protect their selfs from paramilitary and police. June 16 2018 by Christine Marie, published on Socialist Action, August 9, 2018 Since April, hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans have taken to the streets in protest of the policies of the government led by FSLN President Daniel Ortega. The protests at one[…]

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The Case Against Daniel Ortega

Image: Telesur Live broadcast, July 19. 2540 views at the time this article was 1st published. by Chuck Kaufman, originally posted on The Alliance for Global Justice website, July 25, 2018 The Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice and I have recently been called Orteguistas (Ortega supporters). We used to be called Danielistas before it became necessary to the narrative to[…]

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Nicaragua: Breaking Out of ‘Soft Coup’ Psychosis

Riot police officers travel past a burning car during clashes with the anti-government protesters in Managua, Nicaragua May 28, 2018. | Photo: Reuters by Tortilla con Sal, originally published on TeleSUR In his 2005 Nobel address, British playwright Harold Pinter wrote of U.S. foreign policy that the U.S. rarely invades its target countries, preferring to infect the country with “a[…]

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