Posts Tagged ‘nicaragua’

VIDEO: Nicaragua takes on Germany over Gaza genocide- an interview with Carlos Argüello Gómez

Nicaraguan lawyer and diplomat Carlos Argüello Gómez speaks to The Grayzone about his case against the German government for its facilitation of Israel’s genocide in the besieged Gaza Strip, its potentially historic implications, and its similarities to the successful case he argued for the ICJ in 1986 which brought massive penalties against the United States […]

Miss Nicaragua Pageant Director Accused Of Running ‘Beauty Queen Coup’ Plot

Nicaraguan police claim the director rigged contests in favor of anti-government beauty queens as part of a plot to overthrow the brutally repressive government. Source

Nicaragua’s Miss Universe Title Win Exposes Deep Political Divide In The Central American Country

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua’s increasingly isolated and repressive government thought it had scored a rare public relations victory last week when Miss Nicaragua Sheynnis Palacios won the Miss Universe competition. But the “legitimate joy and pride” President Daniel Ortega’s government expressed in a statement Sunday after the win quickly turned to angry condemnation, after […]

NPR falsely claims its reporter is the only one to visit Nicaragua

This led into a harrowing story of how its reporter arrived in Nicaragua…and reported without incident. Source

Easter around the world: Nicaragua celebrations limited by government

Roman Catholics in Nicaragua had to hold traditional “Stations of the Cross” and other Holy Week processions on church grounds or inside churches Friday amid a ban on public demonstrations. Source

Nicaragua’s Remarks at Reparations International Conference

Nicaragua participated in the International Conference on Reparations being held August 4th-6th by the Global Afrikan Congress and supported by the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Below are the remarks given by Nicaragua’s Presidential Adviser for International Relations and the Greater Caribbean, Michael Campbell. The post Nicaragua’s Remarks at Reparations International Conference appeared […]

Celebrating Revolution In Nicaragua

Holidays in the United States celebrate awful events such as the settler colonists declaring independence from Britain so that they might take indigenous lands and protect slavery. There is also Thanksgiving, the commemoration of genocide turned into a day when Americans should think grateful thoughts before spending more than they can afford in order to […]

Nicaragua authorises deployment of Russian military forces

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has authorised Russian troops, planes and ships to deploy to Nicaragua for purposes of training, law enforcement or emergency response.

China And Nicaragua To Collaborate On New Multipolar World

Above Photo: Nicaragua’s Presidential Advisor Laureano Ortega Murillo, at the Joint Press Conference with Comrade Ma Zhaoxu, Vice Chancellor of the People’s Republic of China in Tianjin. December 10, 2021. China and Nicaragua have resumed diplomatic relations in what Nicaragua’s Presidential Advisor Laureano Ortega Murillo called “a historic date.” The Government of the Republic of Nicaragua announced […]

Nicaragua’s Evidence-Based Democracy Threatens US Oppression

Above Photo: President Daniel Ortega shown dancing with musicians and supporters at the first public event after his and Vice President, Rosario Murillo’s reelection on November 8. Lauren Smith. Domestically and Abroad. Despite Washington’s best effort to derail Nicaragua’s electoral process through hybrid warfare, strong voter turnout resulted in a decisive victory by the Sandinista National […]

If There Was ‘Fraud’ In Nicaragua’s Election, Where’s The Proof?

Above photo: People waiting in line to vote. El 19 Digital. Masaya, Nicaragua – Official results from Nicaragua’s elections on November 7 showed Daniel Ortega re-elected as president with 75% of the vote. On the same day, President Joe Biden dismissed the ballot as a “pantomime election” and within 48 hours the Organization of American […]

US Threatens Regime Change In Nicaragua

Above photo: Nan McCurdy. Nicaragua has been a target of U.S. aggressions since the 1850s. The Biden administration’s attack on the newly elected government is the latest chapter in a long and sordid history. Eyewitness accounts of the electoral process reveal the manipulations and lies concocted by the U.S. and its corporate media partners in […]

Nicaragua Has A Public Relations Problem

Not a Democracy Problem. Managua, Nicaragua – US President Joe Biden hectored Nicaragua about their November 7 elections accusing them of “a pantomime election that was neither free nor fair, and most certainly not democratic.” Three days earlier, the US lavished a $650mil arms deal on Saudi Arabia, a monarchy where they don’t even pretend […]

Debunking Myths About Nicaragua’s 2021 Election

Under Attack By USA/EU/OAS. The US, EU, And OAS Are Launching A New Coup Attempt Against Nicaragua’s Sandinista Government, Refusing To Recognize Its 2021 Elections. The Grayzone Observed The Vote On The Ground, And Dispels Myths Aimed At Discrediting The Process. Managua, Nicaragua – Millions of Nicaraguans went to the polls on November 7, 2021, […]

Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela As Existential Threats To The US

Class Warfare and Socialist Resistance. Why do Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela pose such an existential threat to the U.S.? The promise of socialism and their resistance to US class warfare. One of the extreme ironies of the latest attack by the settler-colonial regime of the United States against the national democratic project of Nicaragua is […]

As Nicaragua Resists Regime Change, The US Ramps Up Its Economic Warfare

The United States has tried to control the poor Central American country, Nicaragua, for more than 100 years. John Bolton designated Nicaragua as part of the “Troika of Tyranny” along with Cuba and Venezuela for daring to defend its sovereignty. Since the failed violent coup attempt in 2018, the US foreign policy establishment has focused […]

Nicaragua’s Ortega seeks reelection in questioned vote

The election will determine who holds the presidency for the next five years, as well as 90 of the 92 seats in the congress and Nicaragua’s representation in the Central American Parliament. More than 4.4 million Nicaraguan age 16 and above were eligible to vote. Ortega’s Sandinista Front and its allies control the congress and […]

Nicaragua’s Elections – The Reality

The Nicaraguan elections are on Nov. 7, 2021. The US government, the media that does its bidding, and even some self-described “leftists,” present a Nicaragua in “turmoil” and “crisis” – and the elections as a farce. These attacks against the Sandinista government also emanate from academics, intellectuals, and journalists with ties to the members of […]

Why Black Revolutionaries Must Stand with the People of Nicaragua

While the US government haggles over the cost of providing basic human rights to its citizens, it is also targeting countries like Nicaragua that struggle to guarantee these rights to all of its citizens, especially Indigenous and Black populations. On November 7th, the people of Nicaragua will go to the polls to reaffirm the commitment […]

Why Defending Nicaragua Is Important

The U.S. effort to destabilize Nicaragua is an ongoing crime against that nation’s people. Anti-imperialists must defend their right to self-determination. Since at least the start of the 21st century, if not earlier, two global trends have emerged very clearly. Firstly, increased North American and European aggression overseas has been accompanied by increased economic and political domestic […]

Nicaragua Is The Exception: Letter To A Cynic

“That’s unbelievable,” my father-in-law wrote me from Ireland after watching me give a statistic-heavy webinar on the advances for the poor in Nicaragua since 2007. “I know, right?” I replied. “No, I mean it’s actually unbelievable,” he wrote back. “For cynical people like me, our faith in humanity has been undermined. The story of a […]

United States Once Again Attacking Government Of Nicaragua

Above photo: El 19 Digital. The Excuse 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 government has grown. This is the continuation of an ongoing attack against Sandinismo that began long before the US and […]

Nicaragua’s Rainforest And Indigenous Peoples

A Story Of Falsehood, Lies And US-Based Political Campaigns. Masaya, Nicaragua – Indigenous peoples and the rainforests that many inhabit are under threat. Everyone knows it. In Latin America especially, international NGOs like Global Witness and Frontline Defenders tell a story which seems self-evidently true: outsiders are exploiting natural resources, governments are indifferent or actively […]

Statement Of The International Delegation To Nicaragua

Statement of the International Delegation to Nicaragua, July 18-25 2021. An international delegation released this statement supporting the rights of the Nicaraguan people to live free of U.S. interference. We have come to Nicaragua this week to see for ourselves the lived reality of the Nicaraguan people. We are here from the United States, Brazil, […]

Nicaragua: The Right To Live In Peace

“Sovereignty is not argued aboutIt is defended”– Cesar Augusto Sandino It is an irrefutable fact that the United States orchestrated, financed and unleashed the violent coup attempt in 2018 against the democratically elected FSLN government. Spokespeople of the U.S. establishment, from former president Trump, extreme right-wing senators and deputies, all the way down the food […]

How Did Nicaragua Reduce Hunger And Malnutrition?

 Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. How has this been achieved? Despite crippling, unilateral sanctions and globally rising food prices, hunger levels in Nicaragua have been falling. The Sandinista government has been able to ensure people’s food needs are met through its focus on […]

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

The Grayzone Reports From Nicaragua On The 42nd Anniversary Of The Sandinista Revolution. Nicaraguans Discuss Their Improved Quality Of Life, President Ortega Condemns The Dictatorial US “Empire That Wants To Dominate All Countries,” And Vice President Murillo Declares Poverty An Imperialist “Crime Against Humanity.” Managua, Nicaragua – 42 years after the victory of the Sandinista […]

Nicaragua: CIA Attempting A Coup Through US Agencies And Foundations

By Nan McCurdy, Popular Resistance. June 16, 2021 | Educate! Above photo: Getty images. USAID Does not provide aid – it Carries out Coups. Since the Sandinistas won the 2006 election their anti-poverty policies have had enormous success. The country is 90% self-sufficient in food. 99% of the population have electricity in their homes that […]

The US Stake In Nicaragua And Honduras’s 2021 Elections

Both Honduras and Nicaragua hold presidential elections in November 2021 and the US government has a strong interest in both, although for rather different reasons. Both have incumbent presidents who will either stand again or, in the case of Honduras, more likely be replaced as candidate by a successor seen as reliably committed to the […]

How USAID Created Nicaragua’s Anti-Sandinista Media Apparatus

Now under money laundering investigation. With tens of millions of dollars over years of work, CIA front USAID helped create and train Nicaragua’s anti-Sandinista opposition. At the center of its operations is the elite Chamorro Foundation, which stands accused of money laundering. The US government has spent years cultivating a ring of right-wing media outlets […]

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