NSCAG supports peace and dialogue in Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 21 May 2018

NSCAG has produced the following briefing and statement on Nicaragua:- Since 19 April a wave of violence has profoundly polarised Nicaragua. What started as a protest against a new social security law at the technical university in Managua rapidly spread to other state universities and cities. This situation rapidly escalated read more

Protesters issue death threats to health trade union leader

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 14 May 2018

On 12 May, groups of protesters in Masaya, Nicaragua destroyed and ransacked the home of Jacaranda Fernandez, a member of the National Executive Committee of health trade union FETSALUD and Secretary of Region 5 of the union. Her furniture and belongings were taken out on to the street and set read more

NSCAG supports peace processes to end violence

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The tragic events that convulsed Nicaragua between 19 – 22 April resulted in 42 deaths (as at 30 April), hundreds injured, and damage and destruction to public and private buildings and institutions. Since then, calm has been restored and demonstrations and rallies involving thousands of people have taken place calling read more

NSCAG statement on recent protests in Nicaragua

NSCAG News | on: Monday, 30 April 2018

At its meeting held on 28th April, the NSCAG Executive Committee approved the following statement on recent events in Nicaragua:- NSCAG supports dialogue to end deaths and infrastructure destruction in Nicaragua The trigger for the protests As is the case with countries globally, Nicaragua is struggling with the issue read more

Learn Latin American Spanish - new term starts on 16 April

NSCAG News | on: Saturday, 7 April 2018

Our new term starts on MONDAY 16TH APRIL. If you can't make that day and need to start one or two weeks later, that would be possible, just let us know. The term will be for 12 weeks but there are two Bank Holidays during this period and in those read more

NEU-NUT Teacher Exchange - Apply Now!

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 22 March 2018

There are still a couple of places available on our Nicaraguan teacher exchange which will be taking place this year from 28 July - 15 August. Further information about the exchange is available on https://www.teachers.org.uk/news-events/events/spanish-teacher-exchange-nicaragua. We have extended the closing date for applications until 15 April, so if you read more

NSCAG rejects Global Witness reports as untrue and misleading

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 16 March 2018

Towards the end of last year, we challenged an extremely misleading and inaccurate article published by Global Witness:- http://www.nscag.org/news/article/219/NSCAG-rebuts-inaccurate-reports-on-Nicaragua In spite of repeated efforts on our part, Global Witness have repeatedly refused to engage with us and chose International Women's Day to publish a blog which is yet again read more

Act Now to Defend Nicaragua's sovereignty - ask your MP to sign EDM 878 NOW!

NSCAG News | on: Wednesday, 7 March 2018

With the proposed NICA Act still a real threat to Nicaragua, MP Chris Williamson has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons. The text of the EDM reads as follows:- ‘That this House is extremely concerned by US proposals to implement sanctions against Nicaragua through the read more

2nd Teacher Exchange Visit to take place this summer

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 1 February 2018

Following a successful programme in summer 2017, the NEU – NUT Section, in partnership with ANDEN (the Nicaraguan teachers’ union), the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group (NSCAG), is once again organising a teacher exchange visit to Nicaragua. The NEU - NUT Section is seeking read more

Nicaragua the safest country in Central America

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 1 February 2018

According to latest statistics released by Insight Crime, Nicaragua has retained its position as the safest country in Central America. The statistics show that in Nicaragua there were 7 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants as compared to 10.2 in Panama, 12.1 in Costa Rica, 26.01 in Guatemala, 42.80 in Honduras, read more

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