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Autumn issue of Nicaragua Now out now!

NSC News | Monday, 26 October 2020

Nicaragua has suffered not just one but three major blows in two years: the failed coup in 2018, the Covid pandemic and the intensification of US sanctions. What is it about the country that enables it to not only withstand such pressures but also to maintain its commitment to poverty read more

Nicaragua’s success in controlling Covid-19 transmissions

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 23 October 2020

The number of Covid cases and deaths in Nicaragua peaked in the May – June period but since then have dropped significantly; last week one Covid unit in the hospital in Rivas reported no patients at all. The Nicaraguan government started preparations in February, training all 36,000 health workers, equipping read more

Celebrating World Peace Day, Puerto Morazan, Bristol's twin town

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 21 September 2020

'Be the change you want to see in the world': Peace mural unveiled on UN World Peace Day at a school in Bristol's twin town of Puerto Morazan. Mural painted by local artist Henry Rojas. read more

Land, agroecology & identity: the experience of young people

NSC News | Thursday, 17 September 2020

Two opportunities to find out more: enjoy and share our video and join our webinar 23 September, co-hosted by NSC and Friends of the ATC. See below for details. -------------------------------- ‘Agroecology is a revolution! …we are killing the Earth…the most urgent task we face is the search for ways to read more

Latin America Agroecology Institutes: another way is possible

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 15 September 2020

The agro-industrial food chain dominated by a small number of transnational companies that control everything from seeds to supermarkets feed only 30% of the world’s population but uses 80% of agricultural land. The COVID-19 and climate crises have exposed the profound dangers this globalised food system and unsustainable capitalism pose read more

Rural Workers Association (ATC) represents Nicaraguan campesinxs

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Power and property in the hands of the few For 43 years the US backed Somoza family dictatorship ruled Nicaragua resulting in an extreme concentration of power, wealth and property ownership in the hands of a corrupt, repressive few. Rural labourers led an insecure, nomadic life as seasonal read more

Brian Willson at the National Assembly after receiving the Jose Dolores Estrada Award Nicaragua honours Vietnam War veteran & peace activist Brian Willson

News from Nicaragua | Wednesday, 2 September 2020

On 1 September 1987, Brian Willson lost both his legs as a result of being run over by a munitions train in a nonviolent protest in California. The nearby factory manufactured weapons such as assault rifles, pistols, land mines, and grenades being supplied to the Contra forces, trained, armed and read more

Join our Spanish lessons from wherever you are!

NSC News | Tuesday, 1 September 2020

We are excited to announce we are offering two additional, weekly online Spanish courses on Tuesdays beginning 15 September. This is a great way to support the work of the NSC while also learning Spanish from the comfort of your own home! Classes are small, fun and concentrate on speaking, read more

Literacy crusade poster Celebrating 40th anniversary of world renown literacy crusade

News from Nicaragua | Wednesday, 26 August 2020

This month marks forty years since the end of a six month literacy crusade during which over 400,000 Nicaraguans learnt basic reading and writing skills for the first time. When the Sandinistas came to power in 1979 their key priority was building ‘a new model of society based on equality, read more

Typical Nicaragua food including red beans El Aporreado: the bean harvest

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 24 August 2020

At this time of the year the rural community of Santa Julia - like families throughout Nicaragua – brings in the harvest of red beans, one of the country’s staple crops. This involves dehulling the beans so that they can be stored for the rest of the year. read more