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Coffee is no longer viable at lower altitudes. Farmer Ana Maria Gonzalez participates in a coffee to cocoa conversion programme Climate Emergency, Nicaraguan farmers lives already turned upside down

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 19 September 2019

Nicaraguan small scale farmers are among the tens of millions of people globally already directly affected by climate change related weather extremes for which they are least responsible. Ana Maria Gonzalez owns an eight acre, organic smallholding in the hills of northern Nicaragua where she grows Fairtrade coffee, and read more

Too war mongering even for Donald Trump, John Bolton is sacked

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 10 September 2019

US national security advisor John Bolton, has been sacked by Donald Trump reportedly after months of tension over Bolton’s ideologically charged far right war mongering. This was epitomised in a speech he made on 16 April to veterans of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba when he announced read more

Biodiversity: A range of plants, trees and bushes of different heights  protects  the environment, and creates the conditions for producing high quality arabica coffee, fruit and vegetables. Fairtrade helps farmers to combat the impact of climate change

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 15 August 2019

The Urbina family live in the community of Las Escaleras in the Department of Matagalpa where they have seven hectares of land called Finca Los Pinos. Under the canopy of hardwood and pine trees, the family grows Fairtrade coffee, cocoa, maize, beans, and a very diverse variety of vegetables, fruit read more

Latin American Spanish classes start MONDAY SEPT 9th

NSC News | Thursday, 8 August 2019

Learn Latin American Spanish at Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign with our Peruvian teacher, Dante. Classes are small, fun and concentrate on speaking but with a good grammatical grounding. The term starts on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9th and the term will be 12 weeks. New Beginners 5pm – read more

Agroecology: the wellbeing of people, the wellbeing of the planet

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 5 August 2019

‘Agroecology is a revolution! …we are killing the Earth…the most urgent task we face is the search for ways to protect it. ’ Marlen Sanchez, director, Latin American Agroecology Institute (IALA), Nicaragua From 11 to 21 July, Friends of the ATC, a solidarity organisation with the Nicaraguan Rural Workers read more

Nicaragua celebrates 40 years Sandinista Revolution

News from Nicaragua | Sunday, 21 July 2019

On 19 July NSC and NSCAG activists took part in a huge celebration inManagua of the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution with otherinternationalistas from over 40 countries.Hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans packed into the Plaza de Fe with thousandsmore celebrating in nearby streets unable to reach read more

Rural Workers Association (ATC) delegation to Nicaragua

NSC News | Thursday, 11 July 2019

NSC will be joining this US delegation organised by Friends of the ATC 11 - 20 July to find about the history and current context of Nicaragua through the eyes of the rural workers and co-operatives, members of the ATC. The group will be meeting with organisations in rural and read more

Nicaragua: July news update

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 8 July 2019

Intensification of US aggression against Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela On 16 April, President Trump’s security advisor, John Bolton addressed veterans of the Bay of Pigs invasion, one of the many failed CIA plots to overthrow Fidel Castro. He reassured his sympathetic audience that ‘the read more

40 years of UK – Nicaragua solidarity

NSC News | Monday, 8 July 2019

On Friday 19 July, tens of thousands of people will be gathering in Managua to celebrate 40 years since the overthrow of 43-year Somoza dictatorship by the broad coalition of forces of the Sandinista National Liberation Front. It was a defining historical event not only for Latin America and the read more

Mural in Managua painted by coffee brigadistas from England, Scotland, and Wales: solidarity is the tenderness of the peoples (Che Guevara) Celebration of 40 years of UK – Nicaragua solidarity

NSC News | Friday, 5 July 2019

Celebration of 40 years of UK – Nicaragua solidarity ‘The essence of solidarity is political and moral support and mutual learning…above all, the feeling of not being alone.’ Nicaragua 1980s activist and former NSC board member, Carmen Barreda Christine Blower, National Education Union, chaired this celebration in London on 29 read more