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NSC News | Monday, 11 September 2017

US threats of sanctions against Nicaragua In a measure opposed by all sectors of the Nicaragua population and the Organisation of American States (OAS), US politicians are threatening to approve legislation that could cut off loans to Nicaragua from international lending institutions. Running at US$250 million annually, these loans are read more

- Former NSC workers Paul Baker, Esther Picado, Dave Thomson, Julian Guevara, Liz Light, Lissette Polanco Changes in NSC presence in Nicaragua

NSC News | Monday, 11 September 2017

In order to ensure the future financial viability of NSC, the Board of Trustees has decided with much regret to end the post of NSC representative in Nicaragua. This means that Liz Light’s contract came to an end on 31 August. Liz organised an event on 25 August in Managua read more

NSC looking for communications & events volunteer

NSC News | Monday, 4 September 2017

Three month commitment starting week beginning 1 October, 2017 One day a week (or the equivalent hours) Based in Finbury Pk, London but some work could be done from home * Are you interested in Nicaragua and issues affecting Latin American as a whole? * Do you have strong organisational and communication skills? * Are read more

Mural in Managua painted by an NSC coffee brigade to Nicaragua Murals of Revolutionary Nicaragua

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 25 August 2017

During the first period of Sandinista government in the 1980s, a remarkable artistic phenomena took place in Nicaragua, the development of a cultural transformation that included a mural movement. Mural brigades, many including muralists from across the world, painted murals all around the country. These read more

US threatens Nicaragua with sanctions

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 1 August 2017

On 27 July, a bill known as the Nica Act (Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act), was approved by the US House Foreign Affairs Committee. If signed off by Congress and President Trump in the autumn, this legislation would mean that the US, who effectively has veto powers within international lending institutions, could read more

Demonstration outside US Embassy in London demanding US compliance with ICJ ruling The US owes Nicaragua US$17bn:time to pay up!

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 1 August 2017

In 1986, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) found the US guilty of military and paramilitary aggression against Nicaragua in violation of international law and in breach of a 1956 friendship treaty between the two countries. The ruling refers to mining ports, bombing attacks and encouraging acts of terrorism. The read more

Latin American Spanish summer course

NSC News | Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Learn Latin American Spanish this summer through Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign. Our teacher is Peruvian. 5 weeks from July 31st to Aug 28th. 5.30 - 6.30: New Beginners but only if I can find more people. Could be at 6pm (TBC) 6.30 - 7.30: Beginners read more

Putting solar panels in place above the well. Credit: John Perry Solar powered irrigation system enables families to make a living

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 7 July 2017

In the community of El Timal, Nicaragua, solar power is enabling off grid families to make a living. El Timal is in the almost forgotten area between Nicaragua’s two large lakes, only about 20km from the international airport but with practically no transport links and no electricity supply. After the US-backed contra read more

Viva Nicaragua and Ecuador: another way is possible!

NSC News | Friday, 30 June 2017

For the past 10 years left governments of both countries have successfully implemented poverty reduction programmes that have benefitted the many rather than the few. What can we learn from their experience? What challenges do they face in sustaining their focus on the many? Unite, 128 Theobalds Rd, read more

Cattle dung to cooking gas

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 30 June 2017

In the central Nicaraguan community of Teustepe, twenty cattle owning families are converting cattle poo into cooking gas. With the help of *NGO Asociación Fénix  each of the  producers, who  own between 4 and 15 head of cattle, has installed a biodigestor which turns animal waste  into  biogas. The biodigestors are  large read more