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Poster Peace & Justice Calendar Unusual, political & witty things for sale in our website shop

NSC News | Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Do your solidarity and fair trade shopping here. We sell Spanish-English Christmas cards, wonderful calendars, humorous & political t-shirts, Jeremy Corbyn mugs & fridge magnets, bamboo socks, CDs & DVDs from round the world and many fair trade products: Nicaraguan coffee, Palestinian soap, Mexican tiles & earrings and more. read more

Learn Spanish with a Latin American flavour at NSC

NSC News | Saturday, 18 November 2017

Classes start on MONDAY JANUARY 8th or 15th and the term will be 12 weeks.Beginners or Beginners Plus (tbc) 5.30pm – 6.30 pmBeginners Plus or Elementary (tbc) 6.30pm – 7.30 pmIntermediate 7.30pm – 8.30 pmThe last class includes discussion on Latin American culture and current affairs. read more

Nicaragua: A model for the world in the shift to green energy

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 13 November 2017

In 2007, only 25% of Nicaragua’s energy came from renewable sources. By 2014 this had increased to 52% in what Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno, described as “a model for the world on the shift to renewable energy.” Since 2007, one read more

Latin America Conference 2017 – Adelante

NSC News | Friday, 10 November 2017

Latin America 2017 – Adelante Conference Saturday 2 December, 10am Congress House, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS £10/£8 in advance, £12/£10 on the door. The Trump presidency has seen a worrying escalation in the number and intensity of US interventions in Latin America: the tightening of the blockade against Cuba; further read more

Municipal elections this Sunday 5 November

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Nicaraguan voters in 153 municipalities go to the polls this Sunday to elect mayors, deputy mayors and councillors. Nine political parties are contesting the elections. According to the most recent M&R opinion poll, 6.3% of respondents intend to vote for opposition parties, 57% for the FSLN, while 36% define themselves as read more

Nicaragua Now No 9 winter 2017

NSC News | Monday, 30 October 2017

Featured articles: Tropical and political storms converge: the NICA Act and Storm Nate The Paris Agreement: the US out, Nicaragua in Nicaragua’s exemplary shift to renewables National Education Union (NUT section) delegation shares skills and experience with Nicaraguan English teachers How to not only recognise but also remunerate the unpaid work of women The world renowned read more

52% of Nicaragua's energy supplies are from renewables Paris Climate Agreement: the US out, Nicaragua in

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 27 October 2017

While Donald Trump gives the appearance of wavering over his decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Nicaragua signed up on 20 October. It was one of only two countries not to sign in Paris in 2015, the other being Syria. Nicaragua abstained out read more

Nicaraguan farmers enjoy the benefits of Fairtrade, why not Sainsbury's tea suppliers? Sainsbury’s: Don’t ditch Fairtrade

NSC News | Thursday, 26 October 2017

Juana Antonio Mendez Herrera is a small-scale farmer and member of a CECOCAFEN, a producer co-operative in Nicaragua, that sells coffee through Fairtrade. She is one of many women who are benefiting from the system. Selling their produce through Fairtrade means that their co-operative receives a 20% premium over market read more

US House of Representatives NICA Act passed by US House of Representatives

News from Nicaragua | Wednesday, 4 October 2017

‘Irrational, offensive, harmful to the human rights of Nicaraguans, and a violation of Nicaragua’s sovereignty’ was the Nicaraguan government’s reaction. On 3 October, the US House of Representatives unanimously approved the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017, known as the NICA Act, which will now move on to the Senate. If approved read more

The NICA Act:US threats against Nicaragua escalate

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 29 September 2017

The US has renewed and escalated the threat of sanctions against Nicaragua. According to information received by the US based Nicaragua Network, the NICA Act could be scheduled for a vote in the US House of Representatives at any time. The NICA Act would mean the reversal of read more