NSCAG campaigns to defend Nicaragua's sovereignty and right to self-determination

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 23 September 2019

On 19 July, hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans joined in celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution. The spirit of the event reflected the strength of unity that has characterised the Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN, following the failure of the US-inspired attempted coup of 2018. President Daniel read more

UNICEF highlights achievements of Nicaraguan government

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 20 September 2019

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has recognised the achievements of the FSLN Government relating to the care of children in Nicaragua as a result of its successful economic and social policies. According to a report by UNICEF, Nicaragua has improved the living conditions of children during the period 2009-2016, read more

UN Human Rights Report ignores the human rights of the majority of Nicaraguans

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Since the violence and polarisation of 2018 that profoundly shook the whole country, all polls have indicated that the overwhelming majority of Nicaraguans want dialogue, peace, stability, respect for their basic human rights, and a secure future for themselves and their families. However, international institutions and human rights organisations who read more

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

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