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Increased social spending in 2016 budget

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 29 October 2015

On 19 October, Treasury Minister Ivan Acosta presented the government’s proposed 2016 budget to the National Assembly. He explained that the budget retains as its central element the economic policy of the Sandinista government since 2007: macroeconomic stability, attracting investment, and job generation combined with social spending to address poverty. read more



Nicaragua Now Issue 5 Autumn 2015

NSC News | Monday, 26 October 2015

The magazine of UK-Nicaragua solidarity *The benefits and risks of Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal. * What has happened with property claims and reparations related to the Sandinista Revolution and the US-backed contra war? What lessons for Cuba? * How is Nicaragua addressing the problem of child trafficking? * What role for read more



Nicaragua calls for UN 're-invention'

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Vice President Omar Halleslevens read President Daniel Ortega’s speech at the 70th United Nations General Assembly. Ortega’s message called for the re-invention of the UN based on greater democracy. This was a cause passionately pursued by Father Miguel D’Escoto during his tenure as General Assembly president six years ago. "We need read more



Turning plastic bags into biofuel in Managua

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Managua City Council has unanimously approved a 30 year concession to W2E Eco Energy-Nicaragua. The company will invest US$17 million to build a plastic waste processing plant in Managua that will process up to 20 tons of mainly plastic bags a day, converting them to 100 barrels (16,000 liters) read more



Nicaraguan health worker dispensing medicines Run the 2016 LONDON MARATHON to help our medical container appeal

NSC News | Monday, 12 October 2015

If you would like to run the marathon for Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign then please read on. We are a tiny organisation and sometimes find it hard to get runners so do your best to pass the word around. The marathon will take place on Sunday April 24th 2016. This year read more