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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



Jorge Calderon and Maria Jose Guerrero from Ocotal celebrated the 25th anniversary of the twinning with Swindon mayor Andrew Bennett Celebrating UK - Nicaragua twinnings

NSC News | Friday, 10 February 2017

For the past 12 years, students from the University of Sheffield have taken part in an annual exchange with the students in Sheffield’s twin town of Esteli. This is one example of the many twinning activities with Nicaragua that take place in 12 towns and communities in the UK. read more



Greater political will on part of biggest polluters critical

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 20 January 2017

On 18 January, Professor Gabi Hegerl, a climatologist named as one of the world’s most influential scientific minds, warned that things are ‘getting tight’ for efforts to prevent dangerous global warming. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/time-running-out-to-avoid-%E2%80%98dangerous%E2%80%99-climate-change-as-2016-confirmed-as-hottest-year-says-leading-climatologist/ar-AAlZa63?li=BBoPRmx&OCID=ansmsnnews11 This followed confirmation that 2016 was the hottest year on record with temperatures already 1.1 degrees Celsius read more



Fairtrade producer Maria Mendoza, member of Cecocafen Nicaraguan Fairtrade speaker to visit UK

NSC News | Friday, 20 January 2017

Nicaraguan speaker on Fairtrade & Climate Justice to visit UK The annual Fairtrade Fortnight will take from 27 February – 12 March. Hundreds of businesses, schools, faith organisations, and other local activists will be organising events across the UK. The theme this year will be ‘It’s time to put Fairtrade into your read more



Latin American Spanish Classes start Monday 16th Jan

NSC News | Wednesday, 11 January 2017

If you want to learn Spanish with a Latin American flavour NSC is the place for you. We have fun and friendly evening classes teaching 3 or 4 levels at reasonable prices. All profits help to fund our work. Classes start on Monday JANUARY 16th and the term will be read more



Nicaraguans sign book of condolences for Fidel Castro

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 1 December 2016

On the death of Fidel Castro on 25 November, UN general secretary Ban Ki-Moon offered his ‘deepest condolences to the Cuban people and to the family of Castro.’ He went on to describe Fidel Castro as ‘an emblematic figure of the Cuban Revolution, prominent and influential in world affairs’ read more



Nicaragua and the election of Donald Trump

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 24 November 2016

Chuck Kaufman of the Alliance for Global Justice explains the vulnerabilities of Nicaragua under the Trump presidency. The newspaper El Nuevo Diario interviewed documented Nicaraguans in the United States a few days after the US presidential election was won by Donald Trump. As one would expect, given the number of read more