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The social economy:improving the wellbeing of the many

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 15 February 2019

'Our commitment is to continue struggling for the economy of micro, small and medium enterprises and farms while keeping in mind our ultimate goal of combatting poverty and hunger, and ceasing to be one of the poorest countries in Latin America. ‘ Ariel Bucardo, President of the National Council of read more

Junieth Leiva picking coffee What difference does Fairtrade make? A coffee grower’s story

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 8 February 2019

Junieth Leiva will be speaking and participating in events in London and Bristol during Fairtrade Fortnight: 21 – 23 February in London and 23 February – 8 March in Bristol. Junieth is a Fairtrade coffee grower and a member of the agricultural co-operative union (UCA) SOPPEXCCA. read more

Nicaragua & Fairtrade:empowering women,protecting the environment

NSC News | Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Come and hear Junieth Leiva talk about her life as a Fairtrade coffee farmer. She and her family own 3.5 hectares of land where they grow coffee, cacao and organic vegetables. They are members of an agricultural co-operative called SOPPEXCCA. Join a discussion about the benefits of Fairtrade to her read more

Drought in Nicaragua 2015, according to the Global Climate Risk Index, Nicaragua is among the top ten countries most affected by climate change Climate change disasters, international peace and security

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 28 January 2019

Summary of speech by Dr Paul Oquist to the UN Security Council, January 25, 2019. Dr Oquist is the Minister-Private Secretary on National Policies to the Nicaraguan Presidency. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are 11 years before 2030 [the date by which global emissions will have to be reduced by 42%] and read more

Street seller Flor de Maria Avellan is also joint General Secretary of the Confederation of Self Employed Workers Street sellers,trade unionists,contributors to Nicaragua's wealth!

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The social economy in Nicaragua is the largest in Latin America, generating 40% of the country’s wealth and representing 90% of the workforce. It is made up of co-operatives, associations, small and medium businesses and farms, and self-employed workers such as street sellers. Nicaragua is unique in having a government read more

Street seller Maribel Baldizon at her fruit stall in Managua Violence & human rights violations: a street seller’s story

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 14 January 2019

For 33 years Maribel Baldizon Garcia has been a self-employed worker selling tropical fruit at a bus stop near the Central America University (UCA) in Managua. Maribel is one of 65,000 street sellers, mechanic and carpentry workshop owners, money changers, taxi drivers, craftspeople, litter-pickers and others read more

Junieth Leiva, Fair trade coffee producer from the co-operative SOPPEXCCA, will be visiting Bristol and London during Fairtrade Fortnight Nicaragua Solidarity News January, 2019

NSC News | Thursday, 3 January 2019

Our grateful thanks to all our members and supporters for your continued support for our work in solidarity with Nicaragua through the most challenging period since the 1980s contra war. These two statements by Ronald Reagan in 1985 and Donald Trump in 2018 epitomise the parallels between the read more

Members of the 'Women in Action' bakers' co-operative Economic reactivation through the social economy

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 21 December 2018

Who produces the wealth of Nicaragua? Nicaragua’s wealth is created by foreign capital, national capital and the social economy. The social economy is the least recognised despite the fact that it generates 40% of the country’s wealth and provides employment for 90% of the workforce. It is read more

Nicaraguan women trade unionists celebrated International Women's Day Nicaragua, 5th place in the world in gender equality

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 21 December 2018

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) global gender gap report 2018, Nicaragua is the highest ranked country in the Americas in terms of gender equality with fifth position.  https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2018 The WEF annual reports, this year based on information from 149 countries, are a bench mark for capturing the read more

US sanctions on Nicaragua will further impoverish the poor & exacerbate polarisation within Nicaragua No to US sanctions against Nicaragua

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 17 December 2018

US threats and sanctions will not only deepen the poverty of those already impoverished but will also exacerbate the polarisation within Nicaragua, making it even more difficult to reach a political settlement to the crisis. The Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act (NICA Act) was first introduced into Congress in 2015 but read more