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Fiesta Politica 11 October Shipley

NSC News | Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Join Viva Bradford for a feast of social and political activities, food, art, film, banner making and more. 9.30am - 4pm Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, West Yorks BD18 3EH Register in advance: £10 or £5 unwaged. Enquiries: InfoFiestaPolitica@gmail.com What can we learn from the dynamism of politics and social movements in read more



20,000 Nicaraguan students carry C American independence torch

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 18 September 2014

For the last 50 years an independence torch carried by students has passed through Central American countries in September to mark the region’s 1821 independence from Spain. This brought an end to 229 years of Spanish rule. This year 20,000 Nicaraguan students carried the torch 500km through Nicaragua. read more



Casa materna in Ciudad Sandino Maternity centres help to reduce maternal mortality

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 18 September 2014

According to the World Health Organisation(WHO) Nicaraguan maternity centres (casas maternas), mostly in rural areas, have played a significant role in reducing maternal mortality. In 2005 maternal mortality was 85 per 100,000 live births. That number fell to 50.6 in 2012. In 2005 only 34.7% of pregnant women received prenatal read more



School meals programme for over one million children

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 5 September 2014

The worst drought in three decades is affecting much of Central America. In response, the Ministry of Education with support from the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up distribution to ensure schools meals for 1,050,000 children. Rice, beans, vegetable oil, corn, cereal, flour and milk powder have been read more