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Municipal elections this Sunday 5 November

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Nicaraguan voters in 153 municipalities go to the polls this Sunday to elect mayors, deputy mayors and councillors. Nine political parties are contesting the elections. According to the most recent M&R opinion poll, 6.3% of respondents intend to vote for opposition parties, 57% for the FSLN, while 36% define themselves as read more

Nicaragua Now No 9 winter 2017

NSC News | Monday, 30 October 2017

Featured articles: Tropical and political storms converge: the NICA Act and Storm Nate The Paris Agreement: the US out, Nicaragua in Nicaragua’s exemplary shift to renewables National Education Union (NUT section) delegation shares skills and experience with Nicaraguan English teachers How to not only recognise but also remunerate the unpaid work of women The world renowned read more

52% of Nicaragua's energy supplies are from renewables Paris Climate Agreement: the US out, Nicaragua in

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 27 October 2017

While Donald Trump gives the appearance of wavering over his decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Nicaragua signed up on 20 October. It was one of only two countries not to sign in Paris in 2015, the other being Syria. Nicaragua abstained out read more

Nicaraguan farmers enjoy the benefits of Fairtrade, why not Sainsbury's tea suppliers? Sainsbury’s: Don’t ditch Fairtrade

NSC News | Thursday, 26 October 2017

Juana Antonio Mendez Herrera is a small-scale farmer and member of a CECOCAFEN, a producer co-operative in Nicaragua, that sells coffee through Fairtrade. She is one of many women who are benefiting from the system. Selling their produce through Fairtrade means that their co-operative receives a 20% premium over market read more

US House of Representatives NICA Act passed by US House of Representatives

News from Nicaragua | Wednesday, 4 October 2017

‘Irrational, offensive, harmful to the human rights of Nicaraguans, and a violation of Nicaragua’s sovereignty’ was the Nicaraguan government’s reaction. On 3 October, the US House of Representatives unanimously approved the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017, known as the NICA Act, which will now move on to the Senate. If approved read more