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UK organisations join trade union leaders condemning NICA ACT

NSC News | Monday, 22 May 2017

Eight national and local UK organisations and 128 individuals join trade union leaders in condemning the NICA Act On 27 April, a bill was introduced into the US Senate that could, if enacted, cut off international loans to Nicaragua for education, social programmes, electrification, roads and other infrastructure initiatives. On introducing the read more



Augusto César Sandino and the defence of national sovereignty

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Nicaraguan revolutionary Augusto César Sandino was born on 18 May, 1895. From 1927 until 1933 he led a guerrilla army in a rebellion against the occupation by US marines. A liberal and a nationalist, Sandino stated: ‘The issue is that the US has no right to invade and humiliate read more



US volunteer Ben Linder killed by contra 30 years ago

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 27 April 2017

Thirty years ago, US mechanical engineer and clown Ben Linder and two Nicaraguan co-workers were killed in northern Nicaragua by the US backed contra forces. Ben went to Nicaragua in 1983 to work on hydroelectric projects that today provide energy to the community, schools, clinics and campesinos in the region read more



US threats against Nicaragua

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 27 April 2017

In a move ominously reminiscent of US acts of aggression against Nicaragua in the 1980s, when the United States administration waged a brutal war (known as the contra war) against Nicaragua, legislation was re-introduced on 5 April 2017 to the US House of Representatives that would, if enacted, profoundly destabilise read more



Emelia, a member of the Association of Sex Workers, shows her ID as a judicial facilitator Nicaraguan sex workers integrated into the judicial system

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 31 March 2017

Sex workers in Nicaragua are not only organised into an association that is recognised as a trade union but are also accredited by the Supreme Court to act as judicial facilitators and advisers. According to Florence Jaugey of Nicaraguan film company Camila Films this is a ‘unique case in the world.’ Association read more



Mexican taxi drivers anti Uber protest Nicaragua: an Uber free zone

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 27 March 2017

Nicaragua’s Sandinista government has refused Uber permission to operate in the country. This decision was taken to prevent Uber undermining the local taxi sector which largely consists of low income drivers working in co-operatives and small family businesses. Taxis are part of a grassroots associative network that defends the still read more



Learn Latin American Spanish at NSC

NSC News | Wednesday, 22 March 2017

If you want to learn Spanish with a Peruvian teacher NSC is the place for you. We have fun and friendly evening classes teaching 3 or 4 levels at reasonable prices. Any profit helps to fund our work. Classes start on Monday APRIL 24th and the term will be 12 read more



Nicaraguan Fairtrade farmers in UK for Fairtrade Fortnight

NSC News | Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Don’t feed exploitation – choose Fairtrade because farmers deserve a fair deal! Fairtrade Fortnight is taking place 27 February until 12 March ‘For us fair trade means conserving and improving our land, it means looking after the environment, it also means education for our children and access to health care read more



FREE WILLS MONTH STARTS MARCH 1st

NSC News | Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WOULD YOU CONSIDER LEAVING A LEGACY TO NSC? NSC has only received a legacy every three years or so but at times that legacy has made the difference to our being able to survive or not. If you can leave us a legacy it will definitely be of read more



Poster by Carlos Garcia (Mexico) celebrating nuclear free Latin America Nuclear weapon free Latin America celebrated

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 20 February 2017

On 14 February Foreign Ministers of the region gathered in Mexico City to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco. Approved in 1967, this historic agreement prohibits the development, deployment and  testing of nuclear weapons in the region.  It also includes a legally binding commitment by nuclear weapon states read more