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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



Maria Rubiales, Nicaragua's representative to the UN, signing the Treaty Nicaragua signs world’s first treaty prohibiting nuclear arms

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 29 September 2017

“‘We have to commit to eliminating nuclear arsenals globally so that these resources can be directed to eliminating poverty.” Maria Rubiales, Nicaraguan representative to the UN On 20 September, Nicaragua was among the signatories to the world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. At a ceremony at the UN headquarters in New read more



Solar power plant, Diriamba. Nicaragua aims for 90% renewables by 2020. Nicaragua to sign up to Paris Agreement further isolating US

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 22 September 2017

President Daniel Ortega has announced that Nicaragua will sign up to the Paris Climate Agreement, a move that further isolates Trump’s position of withdrawal. Nicaragua refused to sign the 2015 Accord warning of the inadequacies of an agreement that ‘will not solve the problems caused by global warming but simply pass read more



UK-Nicaragua solidarity news Sept

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