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Ralph Gayton, founder of the Norwich - El Viejo Link was one of the recepients an award Outstanding commitment of solidarity activists recognised

NSC News | Thursday, 23 July 2020

On 15 July the Nicaraguan Embassy held a virtual award ceremony for five UK and Ireland solidarity activists for their long commitment to Nicaragua. Those who received the awards were: * Claire Plumb, former development worker of the Leicester Masaya Link Group. Claire played a key role in developing and read more



NEW online Spanish course with Latin American flavour

NSC News | Wednesday, 22 July 2020

If you want to learn Spanish with a Latin American flavour, the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign is the place for you. We have fun and friendly evening classes teaching 3 levels at reasonable prices. In Intermediate and Advanced level courses, the themes are often cultural or political. Any profits help to read more



Members of the community of Marlon Alvarado celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution We eat what we grow: food sovereignty, Sandinista Revolution

News from Nicaragua | Sunday, 19 July 2020

Testimonies of the campesinas of the Community of Marlon Alvarado Today together with hundreds of thousands of other Nicaraguans, the rural community of Marlon Alvarado in the department of Carazo will be celebrating the 41st anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution. The community, part of the 46,000 member Nicaraguan Rural Workers read more



Food parcels provided by NECAT Centre, Barrio Guadalupe, Leon for families of those laid off from a local car plant UK twin town support for Nicaragua COVID-19 related projects

NSC News | Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Over the past new months NSC affiliated twin towns and other groups have adapted the ways that the work in order to provide ongoing solidarity for Nicaraguan organisations and communities. This has focused particularly on support for COVID-19 related projects. Bristol Link with Nicaragua (BLINC) Key areas of work: liaising read more



The Somoto Canyon that lies with the Rio Coco Geopark Rio Coco designated first UNESCO Geopark, Central America

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 10 July 2020

On 7 July, the Río Coco Geopark, northern Nicaragua, was officially designated by UNESCO as the first Geopark in Central America. The Rio Coco joins 146 locations across 41 countries that form part of the UNESCO Global Geopark Network. This recognition is the culmination of years of work by the read more



Webinar, UK - Nicaragua, agroecology, food sovereignty

NSC News | Wednesday, 24 June 2020

The Nicaraguan Rural Workers Association (ATC) and the UK Landworkers Alliance (LWA) are member organisations of the global movement La Via Campesina, representing 200 million peasants, small and medium farmers, landless people, migrants, and indigenous peoples. La Vía Campesina advocates food sovereignty, defined as “the right of read more



UK – Nicaragua, Covid 19, agroecology and food sovereignty

NSC News | Tuesday, 9 June 2020

WEBINAR 20 June 2-3.15 UK time This webinar will bring together representatives of the Rural Workers Association (ATC) in Nicaragua and the UK Landworkers Alliance. Both are member organisations of La Via Campesina, a global movement representing 200 million peasants, small and medium farmers, landless people, migrants, indigenous read more



Some of the 2,500 members of the Fundacion entre Mujeres (FEM) Nicaragua & the coronavirus:the perspective of campesinas

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 7 May 2020

On 23 April, Rita Clark-Gollub interviewed Diana Martínez, president of the Fundación Entre Mujeres (FEM) in rural Estelí in northern Nicaragua. The 2,500 women of the FEM work together to defend their rights and their health, and practice agroecology. This is a summarised version of an article published by the read more



Some of the 40 agroecology students from Mexico, Central America & Dominican Republic Training of young peasant farmers goes online

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 23 April 2020

Peasant agriculture fundamental to combatting hunger ‘In the strongest part of the pandemic, the first line of defence is health personnel …. and the second line is food production to confront hunger and the economic crisis of the people. In this context, it is fundamental to promote peasant agriculture: the read more



International Day of Peasant Struggle

NSC News | Friday, 17 April 2020

Today, 17 April, millions of food producers around the world – peasants, small and medium-scale farmers, indigenous people, migrant workers, farm labourers, pastoralists, fisherfolk – are celebrating the International Day of Peasants’ Struggle. This year the celebration takes place in a context that once again validates the historical role of read more