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Nicaragua begins rolling out Covid vaccination programme

On 2 March the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA), began vaccinations prioritising highly vulnerable patients in two hospitals in Managua. These were Sputnik-V vaccines from the Russian Federation and 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by India. A further shipment of 135,000 doses arrived on 16 March as part of the World...

Webinar: Fairtrade, Hurricanes and Climate Justice

Thursday 4 March, 7 – 8.15pm GMT, 1-2.15pm Nicaragua Speakers: Fatima Ismael, general manager, Agricultural Co-operative Union (UCA) SOPPEXCCA Erika Lanzas Rodas, Fairtrade coffee grower, UCA SOPPEXCCA Facilitator: Bristol Black and Green Ambassador (TBC) Description: The UCA SOPPEXCCA, based in northern Nicaragua, has 650 members producing Fairtrade coffee, and organic fruit and vegetables for their own...

Webinar summary: Nicaragua, Climate Justice and Agroecology

Summary of webinar on 10 February, co-hosted by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign and Friends of the ATC Speakers: Guisell Morales, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the UK; Rosalina Gutierrez, small-scale farmer, general secretary of the Rural Workers Association (ATC) in Jinotega; Amaru Torrez, ATC, Central America representative to the Climate Justice Collective of...

Nicaragua, COP26, Climate Justice and Reparations

In the lead up to COP26 in November this year,  the Nicaraguan representative Dr Paul Oquist, argues that the high level of social and economic destruction caused by Covid-19 and its impact on humanity will be ‘small, transient and recoverable’ compared with the potential total, irreversible destruction of the climate...

New Video: Nicaragua, Climate Justice & Agroecology

Produced by Friends of the ATC and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign In November 2020, two catastrophic hurricanes struck Central America and left behind lost lives, lost livelihoods and destruction on an unprecedented scale. Once again, countries who bear little responsibility for the climate crisis suffer the most from intensifying climate breakdown. In this...

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