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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

Latin America Spanish classes in London

NSC News | Tuesday, 7 January 2020

If you want to learn Spanish with a Latin American flavour the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign is the place for you. We have fun and friendly evening classes teaching 3 or 4 levels at reasonable prices. At Intermediate level the themes are often cultural or political. Any profits help to fund read more

Graduation of students from IALA, the Latin America Agroecology Institute in Nicaragua Latin America Agroecology Institute (IALA) sends thanks to NSC

NSC News | Monday, 6 January 2020

In September 2019 we sent a fundraising appeal to our supporters for UK solidarity work with IALA through the Nicaragua Rural Workers Association (ATC). Twenty per cent of the funds – US$900 - was a contribution towards the costs of practicums for 22 IALA students who worked with rural co-operatives read more

Nicaragua ranked 5th in the world in gender parity

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 17 December 2019

For the past 14 years, the World Economic Forum has published the Global Gender Gap Report, measuring gender parity. Their 2019 report benchmarks 153 countries on their progress towards gender parity in four main areas: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment. Nicaragua was ranked read more

Graduation of students from IALA, the Latin America Agroecology Institute in Nicaragua Agroecology and food sovereignty: the next generation

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 10 December 2019

On 23 November, in the stunning grounds of the Instituto Agroecologico Latinoamericano (IALA) surrounded by forest, the graduation ceremony took place of its first cohort of students.    At the end of a two year course the students from  campesino/as organisations in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and the read more

Nicaragua, a terrifying country with a population of 6 million, poses a 'extraordinary threat to the security of the US' Nicaragua poses ‘an extraordinary threat to the US’

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 2 December 2019

Ronald Regan, 1 May, 1985 stated: ‘I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, find that the policies and actions of the Government of Nicaragua constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States and hereby declare a national emergency read more

Nicaraguan ambassador Guisell Morales, and MP Raquel Dixon with Richard Lanigan Nicaragua participates in Latin America Conference 2019

NSC News | Monday, 2 December 2019

Over 500 activists attended this year’s Latin America Conference at Friends House in London on 23 November. As well as attending a range of 24 seminars options, rallies, workshops and film showings delegates browsed solidarity stalls from solidarity campaigns, book stalls and progressive organisations. Among the Latin American speakers read more