When ‘Karens’ Flourished

By Becca Mohally Renk, Jubilee House Community. -

In 2001, my main task in Nicaragua was to be a "Karen": the obnoxious, entitled white woman who uses her privilege to get her way. Although I was only 25, I was able to lend my white face, my [...]

Nicaragua’s New Way

By Becca Mohally Renk, Morningstar Online. -

In 1999, when I first came to Ciudad Sandino, a city of 180,000 located just outside Managua, Hurricane Mitch had recently created 2.7 million homeless people in Nicaragua and Honduras. The [...]

What Does Health Care For All Look Like?

By Becca Mohally Renk, Alliance For Global Justice. -

I’d like you to imagine for a moment that you are the parent of a child with asthma, living in Ciudad Sandino, just outside the capital of Nicaragua, in a barrio called Nueva Vida, which was [...]

United States Once Again Attacking Government Of Nicaragua

By Yader Lanuza, Popular Resistance. -

Since the house arrest of former president Violeta Barrios de Chamorro’s daughter Cristiana Chamorro for money laundering and other crimes, the US and international assault against the Sandinista [...]

Nicaragua Launches Plan To Fight Poverty And Promote Human Development

By Teri Mattson and John Perry, Popular Resistance. -

Ivan Acosta is Nicaragua’s minister of housing and public credit, with responsibility for key aspects of government planning. In July, he presented the country’s new “National Plan for the Fight [...]

Falling In Love With Your Community

By Massiel Luna Delgado, Tortilla con Sal. -

Today's world is complex and messed up. All the suffering among the great majorities for many people is just one more number while an increasing number of human beings are or feel isolated, [...]

Women In A Housing Cooperative Build Their Own Homes

By Winnie Narváez Herrera, Tortilla con Sal. -

Like every other country, Nicaragua needs more affordable housing. To deal with the shortage, in many places it’s trying out community-based solutions, sharing responsibility between the [...]

Ordinary Nicaraguans Should Guide Progressive Left’s Stance

By John Perry, LA Progressive. -

Rather than acclaiming a country that is lifting itself out of poverty, it is apparently much more important to judge it against hypocritical Western standards about “democracy” and “human [...]

Nicaragua’s Sandinistas Battle ‘Diabolical’ US Empire And Poverty

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

Managua, Nicaragua – 42 years after the victory of the Sandinista revolution, Nicaraguans are still celebrating the gains of the leftist movement, and hoping to take the transformative process to [...]

The Sandinista Revolution Reaches 42 Years Of Victories

By , Telesur English. -

On Monday, Nicaragua celebrates the 42nd anniversary of the victory of the revolution led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), which overthrew the U.S.-backed dictatorship of [...]

Nicaragua – A Revolution Worth Defending

By Jorge Capelán and Stephen Sefton, Telesur English. -

In a recent article "Washington: new attempt to overthrow the Nicaraguan government" Pablo Jofre Leal recognizes that Nicaragua, is the target of imperialist aggression by the U.S. and its [...]

Nicaragua Rebuffs Attacks At Human Rights Hearing

By John Perry, Alliance for Global Justice. -

Nicaragua was one of the first countries in Latin America to give constitutional rights to its Indigenous peoples and its laws to protect their territories are justly famous (especially [...]