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The Paris Climate Agreement: the struggle for climate justice

NSC News | Monday, 18 April 2016

Tuesday 3 May, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Unite the Union, 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN (Holborn) Speakers Dr Paul Oquist, Nicaraguan chief negotiator to the Paris Climate Change Summit, member of the finance committee of  the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Minister Secretary to the Nicaraguan presidency Nick Dearden, director, Global Justice read more

NSC coffee brigade with MP Chris Smith, 1986 Sandinistas and solidarity: the contribution of 1980s brigadistas

NSC News | Thursday, 14 April 2016

As the 1980s recede into history there is an increasing interest in looking back at the global solidarity movement with the Sandinista revolution in the 1980s. What motivated hundreds of people from Britain and tens of thousands from around the world to visit Nicaragua? What roles did they play in Nicaragua? read more

The Nicaraguan government is encouraging iguana farming to improve nutrition during the drought Drought, deforestation, El Nino and iguanas

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Nicaragua continues to suffer from high temperatures and low rainfall as the three year long drought goes on. The extreme weather has threatened the country’s food security and the government is encouraging people to take care of the vulnerable in society as temperatures in March and April peak at 38.8°C. The Nicaraguan read more

Ceremics excavated during assessment studies for the Nicaraguan Canal Canal study uncovers archaeological artefacts

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 12 April 2016

On 11 March,the HKND Group that holds the concession to build a canal across Nicaragua, handed over another 5,000 pieces to the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture. This brings to 50,000 the number of pieces discovered during the archaeological studies carried out as part of a social and read more

Momotombo volcano starts erupting after being dormant for 110 years 1m people in disaster drill as volcanic activity continues

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 5 April 2016

December 2015 saw the awakening of Momotombo volcano, dormant for 110 years.  Since then, scientists have counted 404 explosions of varying strength - 32 over the Easter weekend alone-  and an increased amount of seismic activity throughout Nicaragua. On 18 March, it was reported that one of the mouths of read more

Forthcoming events: London, Sheffield, Oxford, Bradford

NSC News | Monday, 4 April 2016

Friday, 15 April: LONDON. Book launch of ‘Rosa of the Wild Grass - The Story of a Nicaraguan Family’ by Fiona Macintosh. 6:30 - 9:00 pm at Lumen, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS (Kings Cross & Russell Square tube stations), The book, covering the Somoza period up to 2013, read more

The Interoceanic Canal: benefits and risks

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 1 April 2016

Is this project a way out of centuries old poverty and environmental destruction or is the potential risk too high a price to pay? This updated NSC briefing provides an overview of this controversial project. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly granted a concession to the Hong Kong Nicaragua Development Company read more