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Agroecology student;building local, resilient, diverse food systems Solidarity in the time of coronavirus

NSC News | Sunday, 5 April 2020

NSC solidarity with the Association of Rural Workers (ATC) ‘In these times of profound international crisis we recognise that it is critical that we don’t fall into the trap of being overcome by fear and panic, but adapt and organise using all the means at our disposal and above all, read more

Maintaining the flow of locally produced food will be criticial through this crisis Nicaragua, coronavirus and international solidarity

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 3 April 2020

As of 1 April Nicaragua had five confirmed imported cases, one of whom has died, and one of whom is reported recovered; there have been no cases of local transmission. The Ministry of Health (MINSA) tested all the contacts of those infected but none tested positive. Across the Central America read more

Preventative education programmes are being implemented in schools Nicaragua’s coronavirus preparations

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Officials from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) have praised Nicaragua’s preparations to prevent, contain and treat coronavirus cases. While no cases have been registered in the country as of 17 March, the Nicaragua government is putting in place ‘national action plan to ensure the lives, health and well-being of read more

Pope John 11 admonishes Father Cardenal for refusing to give up his involvement in politics, 1983 Renowned Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal dies aged 95

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 2 March 2020

‘We come from the stars, and to them we shall return.’ Ernesto Cardenal Three days of national mourning have been declared by the Nicaraguan government to mark the death at the age of 95 of one of Latin America’s best known poets. Born to a wealthy Nicaraguan family, read more

Gloria visiting the cafe at law firm Freshfields where SOPPEXCCA coffee is sold Nicaragua organic Fairtrade coffee farmer visits London

NSC News | Monday, 24 February 2020

Nicaraguan Fairtrade coffee farmer Gloria Talavera visited London 20 – 22 February as a guest of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign. Gloria belongs to the Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (UCA) SOPPEXCCA which has 650 members producing organic Fairtrade coffee for export and organic cacao, fruit and vegetables for local consumption. Women read more

Events in Bristol, Liverpool, London, Norwich, Oxford

NSC News | Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Highlights include Fairtrade events, film showings, talks on Nicaragua/Latin America, a performance of the Nicaraguan Misa Campesina, and a vitual music and arts exchange between Norwich and El Viejo in Nicaragua. Visit of Nicaragua Fairtrade coffee producer Nicaraguan Fairtrade coffee producer Gloria Talavera González will be visiting London read more

Fairtrade means more resources to empower women and promote gender equality What does Fairtrade mean for small scale farmers?

NSC News | Friday, 14 February 2020

Nicaraguan Fairtrade coffee producer Gloria Talavera González will be visiting London 20 – 22 February as a guest of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign. Gloria will then go to Bristol for a two week programme organised by Bristol Link with Nicaragua ad Bristol and South Glos Fairtrade Network. Gloria belongs to read more

Alma Castillo, a student of Nicaraguan sign language The Nicaraguan deaf children who invented a new language

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 11 February 2020

In the 1980s deaf children in Nicaragua invented a completely new sign language of their own. This remarkable achievement allowed experts a unique insight into how human communication develops. US linguist Judy Shepard-Kegl documented the emergence of what is now known as Nicaraguan Sign Language. In this BBC video she read more

The Iran Contra scandal, using funds from illegal arms sales to Iran to fund an illegal war against Nicaragua British mercenaries who trained the contra

NSC News | Monday, 20 January 2020

NEW BOOK 'Keenie Meenie: the British Mercenaries who got away with war crimes' by Phil Miller published by Pluto Press ‘Like its mysterious name, Keenie Meenie Services escaped definition and to this day has evaded sanctions. Now explosive new evidence - only recently declassified - exposes the extent of these read more

Fairtrade coffee producer Gloria Talavera NICARAGUAN FAIRTRADE PRODUCER SPEAKER TOUR

NSC News | Thursday, 16 January 2020

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 24 February – 8 March Fairtrade coffee producer Gloria Talavera González will be visiting London 20 - 22 February as a guest of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign and read more