Nicaragua

Washington imposes new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba

By Bill Van Auken, 3 November 2018

Bolton’s speech on the Trump administration’s policy toward Latin America amounted to a demand for regime change in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

After three months of demonstrations end, Nicaraguan workers face further repression and imperialist threats

By Andrea Lobo, 23 July 2018

As the wave of protests comes to an end, Ortega is criminalizing all social opposition while US officials renew calls for his ouster.

Nicaragua sees bloodiest clashes yet after months of protest

By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2018

Sandinista President Daniel Ortega publicly rejected calls for early elections as security forces and armed government supporters forcibly dismantled protesters’ barricades.

Road barricades bring Nicaragua to a halt as Washington sends special envoy

By Andrea Lobo, 14 June 2018

As the social explosion intensifies and the economy grinds toward a halt, Washington has sent a special envoy to push for a faster political settlement.

At least eight dead after shooters fire on mass Mother’s Day demonstration in Nicaragua

By Andrea Lobo, 2 June 2018

The violent crackdown on what was likely the largest single demonstration since 1979 is a growing sign of escalation.

The social upheaval in Nicaragua and the struggle against imperialism and the national bourgeoisie

By Andrea Lobo, 25 May 2018

As the Sandinista government shows the true face of “left” nationalism by trying to drown in blood the protests against austerity, anger and protests have continued to mount across Nicaragua.

Washington announces plans to pressure Nicaragua after largest demonstrations in 40 years

By Andrea Lobo, 26 April 2018

Fearful of the growth of social opposition to IMF diktats in Central America, US imperialism is ramping up its efforts to contain the situation and advance its own reactionary agenda.

Demonstrations grow in Nicaragua after Ortega suspends pension cuts

By Andrea Lobo, 24 April 2018

Nearly 30 are dead and protests swelled yesterday even as the government announced it was temporarily canceling pension cuts.

Washington seeks greater crackdown on the Central American working class

By Andrea Lobo, 12 May 2017

The US secretary of Homeland Security outlined a Central America policy focusing on deterring migration and militarizing the region in preparation for social upheavals and war.

Sandinista President Ortega gains third term in Nicaragua

By Andrea Lobo, 9 November 2016

Ortega was reelected for another five-year term, despite deepening inequality and increasingly autocratic methods of rule.

Salvadoran ex-president flees corruption charges for Nicaragua

By Andrea Lobo, 15 September 2016

While US imperialism exploits these corruption scandals, both the Sandinistas and the Salvadoran FMLN are seeking a better deal with Washington.

Nicaragua’s President Ortega to run unopposed for third term

By Andrea Lobo, 20 June 2016

While continuing to support the Sandinista leader, elements within the Nicaraguan bourgeoisie voiced concern about the lack of political “escape valves.”

Nicaragua approves China-backed Atlantic-to-Pacific canal

By Don Knowland, 17 June 2013

The Nicaraguan legislature has backed plans for a new trans-isthmian canal to be built with aid from Hong Kong and China.