Sao Paulo Forum declares support for Nicaragua, opposes US intervention

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 1 August 2019

The Sao Paulo Forum, meeting in Caracas from 25-28 July, passed the following resolution on Nicaragua:- “The parties of the Sao Paulo Forum, gathered at its XXV Meeting in the city of Caracas from July 25 to 28, 2019, congratulate the Nicaraguan people, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and read more

Nicaragua's amnesty for crimes committed in last year's violence fails to satisfy opposition

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 14 June 2019

In February the FSLN (Sandinista National Liberation Front) government resumed a “national dialogue” with the opposition, re-establishing a forum to resolve political conflict in the country after the previous dialogue fell apart during last year’s violence. In the new negotiations, the opposition Civic Alliance’s key demand has been the release read more

Nicaraguan trade unions denounce national strike called by opposition

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 24 May 2019

The national strike called on 23 May by the opposition Civic Alliance and supported by big business has been roundly condemned by Nicaraguan trade unions. The National Workers’ Front FNT and its 9 affiliated trade unions representing workers across the country in sectors including health, education, higher education, construction, transport, read more

Visit by Nicaraguan Teachers' Union to the UK

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Jose Antonio Zepeda and Johnny Hodgson from the Nicaraguan teachers union ANDEN visited the UK from 10 – 19 April as guests of the NSCAG and the National Education Union (NEU). Over the last few years, solidarity links between ANDEN and the NEU have been strengthened and have proved mutually read more

Live from Nicaragua: Uprising or Coup? - A Reader

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 19 April 2019

One year on from the spasm of violence and confusion that engulfed Nicaragua last year, it is time to tell the truth and correct the historical record about what actually happened during three months of violence. The Alliance for Global Justice, with contributions by over 20 co-authors plus editors, photographers, read more

NSCAG and Alliance for Global Justice report refutes biased Amnesty International reports

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 25 February 2019

In 2018 Amnesty International produced two reports on Nicaragua, accusing the Nicaraguan government of ‘a strategy of indiscriminate repression’. The context was violent protests which broke out in April last year and ended last July. The Nicaraguan government was accused by AI of using ‘arbitrary detention’ and ‘excessive, disproportionate and read more

NSCAG rejects US Sanctions on Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 9 January 2019

On 20th December last year, President Trump presented Nicaragua with his Christmas 'gift' by signing into law the NICA Act. The Act will have the effect of imposing a raft on sanctions on Nicaragua, thereby threatening a whole range of social programmes put in place by the FSLN Government, and read more

Say NO to US sanctions against Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The NSCAG expresses its utmost condemnation of the passing of the Nicaragua Investment Conditionality (NICA Act) by the US Congress on 11 December 2018. The Act now only needs Donald Trump’s signature before coming into force. This is a heinous attack by the United States on the sovereignty of Nicaragua read more

Over 600 people turn out for Latin America Conference

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 7 December 2018

The highlight of the Conference was a video message from Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn who was in Mexico for the presidential inauguration of AMLO. His message was "Adelante! La lucha continua!" A huge turnout of around 600 people attended the 14th annual Latin America Conference read more

The truth about Felix Maradiaga

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 3 December 2018

The truth about Felix Maradiaga Felix Maradiaga, a prominent opponent of Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, will be speaking at a public meeting in London in December. Opposition supporters describe him as a ‘renowned scholar and political strategist.’ But research reveals an elusive man with multiple identities, at pains to distance himself read more

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