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NSC News | Thursday, 24 April 2014 |

29 April – 7 May: Camila Mejia, member of the Executive Committee of the Nicaraguan Health Union FETSALUD, will be visiting the UK as a guest of West Midlands Unison. Camila will also be a guest speaker at the The legacy of Hugo Chavez & the transformation of Venezuela conference on Saturday 10 May. http://www.venezuelasolidarity.co.uk/

Tuesday 29 April: “The Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal: Dream or Reality?” a talk by the Minister for Public Policies and Presidency Dr Paul Oquist the Nicaraguan Government’s plans and the inevitable social, political, environmental and economic impact that this ambitious project will have upon the country. 6-9pm. Institute of Latin American Studies’ Senate Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Registration essential: https://www.canninghouse.org/events/book-tickets-reserve-your-place/event/155/The-Nicaraguan-Interoceanic-Canal--Dream-or-Reality?-a-talk-by-the-Minister-for-Public-Policies-and-Presidency-Dr-Paul-Oquist Organised by the Embassy of Nicaragua, Canning House and the Institute of Latin American Studies.

Wednesday 30 April: The legacy of Hugo Chavez, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR (UK). 9.30am – 2.30pm. Booking essential: https://www.canninghouse.org/events/book-tickets-reserve-your-place/event/150/The-Legacy-of-Hugo-Ch%C3%A1vez

Thursday 1 May: London May Day rally, ‘Trade union rights, human rights and international solidarity’. http://www.londonmayday.org

A group of us from NSC will be joining the march with our Nicaraguan giant and message of solidarity from the Nicaraguan public service union UNE. Meet us at Lincolns Inn Fields at 11am. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=london&ll=51.516328,-0.116365&spn=0.008613,0.012863&hl=en

Saturday 10 May: London. The legacy of Hugo Chavez & the transformation of Venezuela. 10.30 am (10.00am registration) at the University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY. With guests from Venezuelan Government & social movements plus: Alvaro Sanchez, Venezuelan Embassy; Henry Suarez, Venezuelan writer & historian; H.E. Esther Armentreros, Cuban Ambassador; H.E. Alicia Castro, Argentinian Ambassador; Guisell Morales-Echaverry, Nicaraguan Embassy, Camilo Mejia, general secretary of Nicaraguan Health trade union FETSALUD http://www.venezuelasolidarity.co.uk/

Monday 12 May: New 12 week Latin America Spanish course starts with our excellent Peruvian teacher Claudio. Beginners, elementary and intermediate levels. http://www.nicaraguasc.org.uk/events

Sunday 18 May: Copa Sandino, Copa Lucrecia Lindo, Bristol, Ashton Park School, the annual hotly contested football tournament Copa Sandino and Copa Lucrecia Lindo to raise funds for project in Puerto Morazan, Bristol’s twin town. Funds from this year’s women’s tournament Copa Lucrecia Lindo will go to support Futbol sin Fronteras based in Granada. If you can muster up a five-a-side team contact BLINC. https://www.facebook.com/bristolnicaragua

Friday 30 May: London. Pub quiz to raise funds for the Los Pollitos school in Managua to pay for upkeep of 5 classrooms (including a new roof), new toilets, desks, chairs and teaching materials. For more information please contact Tony on 07901 716045. 7pm Upstairs Room, The Calthorpe Arms, 252 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8JR http://www.imfa.org.uk

Monday 7 July: Oxford. Sponsored swim to raise funds for projects in Oxford's twin town of Leon. http://www.oxfordleonlink.org.uk

2014 is the 80th anniversary of the assassination of Augusto Cesar Sandino and the 35th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution. In mid July there will be an event in London to mark these two events. Date and venue to be confirmed.

Saturday 19 July: London. NSC and NSCAG AGMs. Venue to be confirmed.