US renews threat to Nicaragua over support for Venezuela

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Laura Dogu said the U.S. government and congress members have "noted which countries support Venezuela," stating that Nicaragua “does not have many friends in Washington, for the support it gives to Venezuela," affirming that congress most likely will vote “in favor of approving the Nica read more



NSCAG expresses concerns over Global Witness report on Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 17 July 2017

On 13 July, the international human rights organisation, Global Witness, published their Annual Report 2016, entitled ‘Defenders of the Earth, global killings of land and environmental defenders in 2016’. The report is based on findings from 24 countries including Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. With the growing levels of harassment and read more



Latin American Spanish summer course

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Learn Latin American Spanish with Peruvian teacher. 5 weeks from July 31st to Aug 28th. 5.30 - 6.30: New Beginners, subject to numbers of people joining the class. Could be at 6pm (TBC)6.30 - 7.30: Beginners Plus / Elementary7.30 - 8.30: Elementary / Intermediate People read more



UK teachers meet to prepare for exchange visit to Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 10 July 2017

A group of teachers, all members of the National Union of Teachers, came together at the weekend to prepare for their forthcoming visit to Nicaragua. Nicaraguan Ambassador Guisell Morales attended the meeting and gave a presentation on education policy and the general situation in Nicaragua. Samidah Garg, NUT's International Officer read more



Nicaragua Succeeds in Slashing Poverty Rates and Inequality

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 7 July 2017

The Central Bank of Nicaragua BCN has confirmed that Nicaragua’s poverty rate dropped from 29.6 percent to 24.9 percent in 2016. According to the National Survey of Measurement of Life, extreme poverty in the country fell from 8.3 to 6.9 percent, and the Gini Coefficient of Inequality improved from 0.38 read more



Emergency Solidarity Event - Trump and Latin America, Resisting the US Empire

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 26 June 2017

Nicaragua's historic social progress is under threat from vicious US sanctions designed to topple the elected government of Daniel Ortega. At the same time, the US has promised a 'steady drumbeat' of sanctions against Venezuela, with one official saying 'We are definitely moving beyond strategic patience' as they announce plans read more



Seeking New Committee Members!

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 12 June 2017

The Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group is seeking to recruit some additonal members to its Executive Committee. The Committee deals mainly with relationships between trade unions in the UK and Nicaragua, and would particularly like to hear from trade union members or officers with relevant organisational experience and/or knowledge read more



George Eliot Hospital welcomes Nicaraguan Ambassador at Equality Conference

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Her Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua, Guisell Morales-Echaverry visited the George Eliot Hospital last week, to chat with its visitors and staff at their annual equality conference. George Eliot Hospital has a twinning agreement with Nilda Patricia Hospital in Ciudad Sandino, just outside Managua, Nicaragua. The event, read more



Nicaraguan unions send solidarity messages after Manchester attack

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

We have received the following message from Domingo Perez, General Secretary of UNE: On behalf of the public sector union UNE, I wish to offer our solidarity and condolences to you and to all of the families of the victims who died following the Manchester attack. This cannot continue, we read more



Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon now open for applications!

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon is one of the most scenic city runs in the world and this year is special as it is the 10th anniversary. Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, on SUNDAY OCTOBER 8th, the beautiful 13.1 mile route races through Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green read more





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