Category: Nicaragua

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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Kevin Zeese: Violent Coup Fails in Nicaragua

The coup exposed the alliances who are working with the United States to put in place a neoliberal government that is controlled by the United States and serves the interests of the wealthy

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: The Open Veins of Nicaragua

Neoliberalism cannot survive except through authoritarianism and repression

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Rebecca Gordon: Nicaragua at the Barricades

…And a Crossroads

Dan Kovalik: The US & Nicaragua: Historical Amnesia & Blindness

If Ortega is forced out of office by this violence, the result will not be, as some on the ostensible left would have us believe, a deepening of democracy and socialism. Rather, it will result in a return of the right-wing to power

Alejandro Bendaña: Students Push to Oust Nicaraguan President

Death Toll Rises Amid Bloody Police Crackdown

Courtney Desiree Morris: Unexpected Uprising

How did recent protests over social security cuts in Nicaragua turn into a nationwide grassroots mobilization?

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Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Nicaragua’s protests transcend old political divides

Even politically, to the casual observer, Nicaragua appeared to be moving past the scars of the 20th century. However, as the old saying goes, looks can be deceiving

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Richard Falk: Remembering a Priest and a Voice for Palestine

Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same

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