Category: Nicaragua

William I Robinson: Crisis in Nicaragua: Is the Ortega-Murillo Government Leftist? (Part I)

Despite its revolutionary rhetoric, the Nicaraguan government has implemented policies that veer away from the Sandinistas’ socialist roots

Elaine Elinson: And yet we signed: Behind the letter to the president of Nicaragua

Hundreds who spent the 1980s doing Sandinista solidarity work are now condemning Daniel Ortega’s new wave of political repression. Here’s why

Margaret Randall: Nicaragua: Past Dreams, Today’s Nightmare:

The grandchildren of the Sandinista generation have no firsthand memories of the revolution but know the betrayal in its aftermath

Various Contributors: Open Letter to the Nicaraguan government from U.S. solidarity workers (1979-1990)

We believed then, and we continue to believe now, in the Nicaraguan people’s right to self-determination

Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s “Troika of Tyranny” Meddles in Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump’s “Troika of Tyranny” Meddles in Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua

Under the guise of protecting human rights, the Trump administration is illegally meddling in three countries it has dubbed the “troika of tyranny” — Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua. National Security Adviser John Bolton claimed, “Miami is home to countless Americans, who fled the prisons and death squads of the Castro regime in Cuba, the murderous Read more…

John Feffer: What’s Behind Bolton’s Attacks on the ‘Troika of Tyranny’?

Bolton’s broadsides against Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela hint at ambitions for much more dangerous geopolitical conflict — and nothing short of a new Cold War

Sarah Sklaw: The Youth Leading Nicaragua’s Uprising, One Year Later

A year after Nicaragua’s massive uprising broke out, youth activists recognize that beyond ousting President Daniel Ortega, their generation must find a new way of doing politics in the country

Eric Toussaint: The Evolution of the Government of President Ortega

In order to win the presidential election of November 2006, Daniel Ortega succeeded in making his election acceptable to the ruling classes, and in particular to the COSEP (Superior Council for Private Enterprise), the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, represented by Cardinal Obando y Bravo, former presidents Arnoldo Alemán and Enrique Bolaños, and the Read more…

Frauke Decoodt: Surviving violence and Ortega in Nicaragua

With no soon end of the conflict in sight, the stalemate between Ortega and a people behind barricades threatens to bring back the ghosts of the past

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