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Nicaragua and the election of Donald Trump

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 24 November 2016

Chuck Kaufman of the Alliance for Global Justice explains the vulnerabilities of Nicaragua under the Trump presidency. The newspaper El Nuevo Diario interviewed documented Nicaraguans in the United States a few days after the US presidential election was won by Donald Trump. As one would expect, given the number of read more

Sayda Coronada attending her crop of peppers Farmers confronting climate change

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 21 November 2016

Farmers adapting to climate change and improving crop yields Liz Light visited San Francisco Libre to find out how farmers are adapting their agricultural practices. Nicaragua epitomises the vulnerability of developing countries to the major threat we all face: climate change. While Nicaragua is responsible for only 0.3% of global read more

Nicaragua Now Autumn 2016

NSC News | Friday, 18 November 2016

Featured articles: Nicaragua, elections and beyond Solidarity through football and music Confronting climate change: farmers in San Francisco Libre Strengthening teachers' union links Living on the margins on the slopes of a volcano Food security, climate change and Rama communities Solidarity through twin towns read more

Nicaraguan Minister Paul Oquist to speak at Latin America conf

NSC News | Thursday, 10 November 2016

Dr Paul Oquist, Nicaraguan Minister for Public Policy and Nicaragua’s representative to international fora on climate change will be speaking at Latin America Conference Join us on Saturday November 26th, 10am-5pm (registration from 9.15am) Congress House, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS Book now on https://latinamericaconference.wordpress.com/ Difficult to imagine read more

Raul Alconada, head of the International Electoral Mission, former foreign minister of Argentina International Electoral Mission praises electoral process

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 8 November 2016

A group of Latin American electoral experts has been in Nicaragua since 6 May, monitoring all aspects of the electoral process. These included former ministers, members of parliament, presidents of electoral commissions and other with substantial knowledge and experience from Ecuador, Uruguay, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Colombia. read more

Overwhelming victory for FSLN in Nicaraguan elections

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 8 November 2016

With 72% of the vote on a 68% turnout, the FSLN secured a decisive victory in elections for the Presidency and National Assembly on 6 November. The second placed part the Constitutionalist Liberal Party (PLC) won 15% of the vote, and the Independent Liberal Party (PLI), 4.5%. Despite read more

Polls indicate Sandinista victory in elections this Sunday

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 3 November 2016

This Sunday, 6 November, Nicaraguans will elect their president, legislature and representatives to the Central American Parliament. Approximately 3.8 million voters are registered - the voting age is 16 and polls indicate the turnout could be as high as 80%. Sixteen parties are standing candidates, the first in which all read more