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What difference has 9 years of Sandinista government made?

NSC News | Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Nicaragua, trade unions and elections: what difference has 9 years of Sandinista government made? Saturday 18 June, 2.00 – 3.30pm, Unite the Union, 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN (Holborn) Speakers: Domingo Perez, General Secretary of the Nicaraguan Public Service Union (UNE), Maria Nela Gaitan, General Secretary of the Roberto Herrera Health read more

Poll shows 63 per cent support for Sandinistas

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Elections will take place in Nicaragua on 6 November, two days before the US presidential elections. On May 6, Roberto Rivas, president of the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) issued the official call to political parties and movements to participate in the vote to elect a president, read more

Co-op Bank threats to twin towns’ bank accounts

NSC News | Monday, 16 May 2016

Co-op Bank closing or threatening to close twin towns' bank accounts Background As you may know, in the last quarter of 2015, the Co-operative Bank closed the accounts of Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC), Wales Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (WNSC), Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC)and 25 branches of PSC and charities supporting projects in read more

Nicaragua Now No 6, Summer 2016

NSC News | Friday, 13 May 2016

Magazine of UK - Nicaragua solidarity Articles in this issue include: *  Climate Justice, the example of Nicaragua * The struggle for the rights of women workers in Nicaragua’s Free Trade Zones * Intergenerational solidarity in Sheffield and Esteli * Nicaragua, elections and the US * Electricity, water, roads and ‘buen vivir’ on the read more

Paris Climate Agreement: success or monumental fudge?

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 6 May 2016

According to the UN general – secretary Ban Ki-Moon, the Paris Climate Change Agreement was a ‘monumental triumph for people and our planet…setting the stage for ending poverty.’  However many countries, including Nicaragua, expressed profound concerns that Agreement ‘will not solve global warming problems but simply postpone them.’  Paul read more