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Fernando Cardenal, the priest who defied the Vatican, dies in Managua

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 22 February 2016

Fernando Cardenal was one of three priests committed to liberal theology who served in the Sandinista government of the 1980s. The other two were his brother the poet Ernesto Cardenal and Foreign Minister Miguel D’Escoto. All three were expelled from the priesthood by Pope John Paul II for defying the Pope’s read more



Latin America has banned nuclear weapons, why can't we?

NSC News | Friday, 19 February 2016

600 million Latin Americans live happily without nuclear weapons, why can’t we? In 1967 Latin America and the Caribbean agreed the Treaty of Tlatelolco banning nuclear weapons from the whole region.   This commitment was reaffirmed last month by all 33 countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean states read more



Nicaraguan band La Cuneta Son Machin nominated for Grammy

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 15 February 2016

Nicaraguan rock, folk, cumbia band La Cuneta Son Machin has been nominated for this year’s Grammys in the category Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album. http://lacunetasonmachin.com/ Their studio production, "Mondongo," is up against Bomba Estereo's "Amanecer," Natalia Lafourcade's "Hasta La Raiz” Monsieur Periné's "Caja de Música" and read more



Ana Maria Gonzalez, Nicaraguan coffee and cocoa farmer will be visiting Bristol during Fairtrade Fortnight, 29 February - 13 March Forthcoming Events: London, Sheffield, Newcastle,Oxford, Bristol

NSC News | Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Saturday, 20 February, 10am – 6pm, Latin America Day school, SHEFFIELD. Left governments confront new challenges; Cuba defeats US isolation policy but end to the blockade pending; the ongoing struggles for reproductive rights and an end to male violence; the fight for climate justice. United Reform Church, Norfolk read more



Cleaning up rubbish in Managua Over 700,000 Nicaraguans involved in mobilisation against Zika

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 5 February 2016

According to government spokesperson Rosario Murillo, there have been twenty – nine confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Nicaragua. Over the last weekend in January over 700,000 Nicaraguans took part in clean up and fumigation programmes in all parts of the country to eliminate mosquito larvae that could potentially read more



Poem to US President Roosevelt by Ruben Dario

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 1 February 2016

To Roosevelt   Mighty Hunter, the way to reach you would be by a biblical voice or a Walt Whitman poem. Primitive and modern, simple and complex, one part Washington, to four of Nimrod.   You are the United States, you are the future invader of simple America whose blood is indigenous, who still speaks in Spanish and prays to read more



Celebrating Ruben Dario, Nicaragua’s most famous poet

NSC News | Monday, 1 February 2016

Ruben Dario, the founder of a Spanish-language literary movement known as Modernismo, died one hundred years ago this Saturday, 6 February at the age of 49. Dario was born in the town of Metapa - later renamed Ciudad Dario - Matagalpa, on 18 January 1867. At the age read more