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Viva Nicaragua and Ecuador: another way is possible!

NSC News | Friday, 30 June 2017

For the past 10 years left governments of both countries have successfully implemented poverty reduction programmes that have benefitted the many rather than the few. What can we learn from their experience? What challenges do they face in sustaining their focus on the many? Unite, 128 Theobalds Rd, read more

Cattle dung to cooking gas

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 30 June 2017

In the central Nicaraguan community of Teustepe, twenty cattle owning families are converting cattle poo into cooking gas. With the help of *NGO Asociación Fénix  each of the  producers, who  own between 4 and 15 head of cattle, has installed a biodigestor which turns animal waste  into  biogas. The biodigestors are  large read more

Micro hydro plants bring light to poor Nicaraguan communities

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 23 June 2017

Since 1994 the lives of the 8,000 inhabitants of the remote mountain towns of San José de Bocay and El Cua have been transformed. These war torn villages, with roads that were pure mud or dust, now have electricity plants serving not only family homes but also farms, small businesses, cell read more

Father Miguel D'Escoto with Bolivian president Evo Morales Remembering Father D’Escoto, former Nicaraguan foreign minister and president of the UN

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 9 June 2017

In memory of Father Miguel D’Escoto, former Nicaragua foreign minister and president of the United Nations Nicaraguan vice president, Rosario Murillo, has announced the death of Father Miguel D’Escoto at the age of 84, describing him as a ‘priest, friend, comrade, supporter of just causes, [who] we will miss forever.’ The son read more

Reasons why Nicaragua didn't sign Paris Agreement

NSC News | Friday, 2 June 2017

In extensive coverage of the decision of President Trump to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, there are a plethora of misleading references to the US joining Syria and Nicaragua in rejecting the Agreement. Presented out of context, this condescending comparison is fundamentally flawed. Syria didn’t sign because of the read more