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Nicaragua’s School For Food Sovereignty

Friday, June 30, WTF returned to Managua, Nicaragua to do follow-up study of Caribbean Coast government funded infrastructure projects and to celebrate the 44th Anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution on July 19.  While on assignment, each week we will share with you segments of the documentary Nicaragua Against Empire. The film journals our March 2021 Sanctions Kill / Friends of the ATC, Nicaragua delegation. 

This episode is an inside look at the Latin American Institute of Agroecology (IALA) Ixim Ulew in Chontales, Nicaragua.

Ixim Ulew means “Land of Corn” in Maya K’iche’, paying homage to the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica.

Ixim Ulew is a school for technical, political, and ideological training in agroecology for members of the Central American and Caribbean region of La Via Campesina.

Working class youth from across the region study at Ixim Ulew, where they learn about food sovereignty, proletarian feminism, and defense of the environment.  IALA Ixim Ulew is accredited by Nicaragua’s National Technological Institute (INATEC), which is supported by the revolutionary Sandinista government.

In this edition of Nicaragua Against Empire, you hear directly from students and speakers at IALA Ixim Ulew.

Host and producer: Ramiro Sebastian Funez

WTF is Going on in Latin America is a Popular Resistance (Stop the Machine! Create a New World) broadcast in partnership with:  Black Alliance for Peace Haiti/Americas Team; CODEPINK:  Women For Peace; Common Frontiers; Council on Hemispheric Affairs; Friends of Latin America; IRTF – The InterReligious Task Force on Central America; Massachusetts Peace Action; Task Force on the Americas; and

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