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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 and 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 http://fortnight.fairtrade.org.uk/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=engagingnetworks&utm_campaign=SC_FairtradeFortnight_launch_winner&utm_content=SC+FairtradeFortnight+launch+winner ‘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 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



Coffee farmers confront climate change by converting to cocoa

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Farmers in Nicaragua’s highlands are confronting climate change so they can retain their way of life. Climate change provoked temperature rises have made it difficult for coffee farmers to produce good harvests, but converting to cocoa means they can continue to work the land. Fatima Ismael, the manager  of SOPPEXCCA, a read more



Nicaragua’s renewable energy revolution: leading by example

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Ending the country’s dependence on oil has been a fundamental commitment of the Nicaraguan government for the past ten years.  The government’s aim is to ‘transform energy supplies to renewables, prioritise efficiency, and achieve universal access to energy.’  In 2007, only 25% of Nicaragua’s energy came from renewable sources. By 2014 read more