Category: 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…

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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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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

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