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The NICA Act:US threats against Nicaragua escalate

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 29 September 2017

The US has renewed and escalated the threat of sanctions against Nicaragua. According to information received by the US based Nicaragua Network, the NICA Act could be scheduled for a vote in the US House of Representatives at any time. The NICA Act would mean the reversal of read more

Maria Rubiales, Nicaragua's representative to the UN, signing the Treaty Nicaragua signs world’s first treaty prohibiting nuclear arms

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 29 September 2017

“‘We have to commit to eliminating nuclear arsenals globally so that these resources can be directed to eliminating poverty.” Maria Rubiales, Nicaraguan representative to the UN On 20 September, Nicaragua was among the signatories to the world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. At a ceremony at the UN headquarters in New read more

Solar power plant, Diriamba. Nicaragua aims for 90% renewables by 2020. Nicaragua to sign up to Paris Agreement further isolating US

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 22 September 2017

President Daniel Ortega has announced that Nicaragua will sign up to the Paris Climate Agreement, a move that further isolates Trump’s position of withdrawal. Nicaragua refused to sign the 2015 Accord warning of the inadequacies of an agreement that ‘will not solve the problems caused by global warming but simply pass read more

UK-Nicaragua solidarity news Sept

NSC News | Monday, 11 September 2017

US threats of sanctions against Nicaragua In a measure opposed by all sectors of the Nicaragua population and the Organisation of American States (OAS), US politicians are threatening to approve legislation that could cut off loans to Nicaragua from international lending institutions. Running at US$250 million annually, these loans are read more

- Former NSC workers Paul Baker, Esther Picado, Dave Thomson, Julian Guevara, Liz Light, Lissette Polanco Changes in NSC presence in Nicaragua

NSC News | Monday, 11 September 2017

In order to ensure the future financial viability of NSC, the Board of Trustees has decided with much regret to end the post of NSC representative in Nicaragua. This means that Liz Light’s contract came to an end on 31 August. Liz organised an event on 25 August in Managua read more

NSC looking for communications & events volunteer

NSC News | Monday, 4 September 2017

Three month commitment starting week beginning 1 October, 2017 One day a week (or the equivalent hours) Based in Finbury Pk, London but some work could be done from home * Are you interested in Nicaragua and issues affecting Latin American as a whole? * Do you have strong organisational and communication skills? * Are read more