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Nicaragua: a contested election

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William Robinson in NACLA argued that the recent Nicaraguan presidential election was a 'sham'. Here two journlists examine his arguments in detail and offer a very different view.

Nicaragua: The invasion of autonomous land

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Indigenous people along Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast face constant danger as they seek to defend their autonomous territories against invasion by colonos and government claims that these are 'empty lands' available for development.

Nicaragua: no contest

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The result of the Sunday 7 November presidential and congressional elections in Nicaragua is a foregone conclusion. Current president Daniel Ortega and his vice-president wife Rosario Murillo are certain to win a landslide victory, and the Sandinistas will continue to dominate the National Assembly. Yet this result comes with a substantial cost: the arrest of opposition leaders and outlawing of many NGOs.

Latin America deadliest region for earth defenders

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A Global Witness report shows that despite Covid lockdowns, 2020 set a new record as the deadliest year yet for environmental defenders.

Central American political posters of the ‘80s and ‘90s

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From 1975-1977 I was the volunteer co-ordinator for the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR) in Honduras and Nicaragua. This was a time when the Sandinistas were building their support in Nicaragua against the Somoza regime and Honduras had just been through the short-lived ‘football war’ with El Salvador.

Central America awaits second hurricane

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Nicaragua and Honduras brace themselves, as Christian Aid continues its response to the ongoing emergency The category 5 Hurricane Iota is due to make landfall...

Nicaragua’s youth movement for agro-ecology

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Young people and rural trade unions in Nicaragua are campaigning for a better, more sustainable agriculture industry.

An open and shut case – schools and Covid-19

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‘What’s that huge queue for?’ I asked my friend. He simply shrugged his shoulders as we stared at the seemingly endless line of people,...

Nicaragua: Coffee and Covid-19

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‘The pandemic will bring tremendous personal health risk to smallholder coffee farmers around the globe, but also a series of financial risks, including market...

Covid-19 reaches Costa Rica: hopes and fears

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‘Coronavirus will never hit Costa Rica. There are no direct flights between China and here’. These are the words that an acquaintance confidently shared just 7...

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