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Literacy crusade poster Celebrating 40th anniversary of world renown literacy crusade

News from Nicaragua | Wednesday, 26 August 2020

This month marks forty years since the end of a six month literacy crusade during which over 400,000 Nicaraguans learnt basic reading and writing skills for the first time. When the Sandinistas came to power in 1979 their key priority was building ‘a new model of society based on equality, read more

Typical Nicaragua food including red beans El Aporreado: the bean harvest

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 24 August 2020

At this time of the year the rural community of Santa Julia - like families throughout Nicaragua – brings in the harvest of red beans, one of the country’s staple crops. This involves dehulling the beans so that they can be stored for the rest of the year. read more

Nicaragua: COVID transmission and deaths show slow decline

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 14 August 2020

According to weekly figures published on 11 August by the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA) the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country is 4,115 of whom 128 have died. However, the number of cases appears to be falling slowly with 213 new cases reported in and three read more

UN institutions are now echoing LA Via Campesina calls for sustainable local food supply chains that respect people and the planet Nicaragua, COVID-19, and food sovereignty

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 10 August 2020

…’this deadly virus has exposed the vulnerability of the globalised food system dominated by industrial agriculture, and the dangers it poses to all life forms. We must learn from this crisis and invest in building local, resilient and diverse food systems’. La Via Campesina La Via read more