Nicaragua: “We’ll never rest until the Canal Law is repealed”

August 18, 2017 | No Comments »

March #91 for the repeal of Law 840 – the canal law – eventually began at 1:30 pm, some three and a half hours late. Hundreds of rural residents from the different communities around Nueva Guinea, El Tule, Rio San Juan and Waspan in the North Caribbean Autonomous Region, came together to participate.

Nicaraguan Opposition Group: “A Clean and Transparent Election is Impossible”

August 17, 2017 | No Comments »

The Broad Front for Democracy (FAD) issues its second evaluation of the electoral process. With the 2017 municipal elections just 3 months away, one sector of the opposition insists that none of the conditions for a transparent process have been met. By Confidencial HAVANA TIMES – “As of this date there’ve been no changes indicating […]

Bianca Jagger Protests in Nicaragua with Farmers against Canal Project

August 16, 2017 | No Comments »

Nicaraguan-US pacifist Bianca Jagger participated in a march on Tuesday with hundreds of peasants in southern Nicaragua seeking to stop construction of an inter-oceanic canal and repeal the law that endangers the country’s sovereignty.

Selling off Nicaraguan Sovereignty: Then and Now

August 11, 2017 | No Comments »

No one could have anticipated the person who would pick up the torch passed on by Diaz, Emiliano Chamorro, and Somoza. How could we ever have imagined that it would be a fighter for Nicaragua’s national liberation, one of the leaders of the Sandinista Front?

Amnesty Int. Begins Global Campaign to Repeal the Nicaragua Canal Law

August 8, 2017 | 1 Comment »

This past Thursday in Managua, Nicaragua, Amnesty International launched a “global campaign” to demand the repeal of Law 840, which awards a concession for the construction of an Inter-Oceanic Canal to the Chinese company HKND Group. The initiative accompanied the presentation of a report prepared by this organization for the defense of human rights.

World Bank Confirms: a Third of Nicaraguans Live in Poverty

August 6, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Despite recent social advances, there is still a high proportion of Nicaraguans living in poverty. Although poverty has diminished in the last years, approximately one third of the population (some 1.7 million Nicaraguans) lived with a per capita consumption below the official general poverty line in 2014.

The US is now Nicaragua’s Principal Oil Supplier

August 3, 2017 | 4 comments

Albanisa’s monopoly as the supplier of Venezuelan hydrocarbons has ended.  By Ivan Olivares (Confidencial) HAVANA TIMES – Up until March 2015, Venezuela was our principal supplier of hydrocarbons. That month the South American nation provided Nicaragua with 43.9 million dollars’ worth of petroleum and its derivatives – 83% of the total hydrocarbon imports of US$52.9 […]

Nicaragua: Canal Opponents Denounce Human Rights Violations

July 29, 2017 | 1 Comment »

Members of the Farmers’ Movement who are demanding the repeal of Law 840 (the canal concession) took their complaint against the Nicaraguan State to the OAS’s Inter-American Commission for Human Rights. They went to denounce the Nicaraguan government’s repression against their movement.

“Nicaragua Betrayed the Migrants”

July 27, 2017 | No Comments »

Father Alejandro Solalinde: Nicaragua was an ingrate! Cuba helped Nicaragua a lot, and Nicaragua forgot them, it didn’t pay them back in the same coin, instead it turned its back on them. They betrayed doubly their own brothers and sisters. That’s the Nicaraguan revolution? How terrible that is – a bad sign!

Juliet Hooker: “People Don’t Imagine that a Nicaraguan could be Black”

July 25, 2017 | 2 comments

When a Miss Nicaragua was selected who came from the Atlantic Coast, people nearly had a nervous breakdown over the thought of a Black person representing the country. “What’s that, if not racism?”