Category: Nicaragua

The Grayzone news articles and reports on Nicaragua, the Sandinista movement (FSLN), President Daniel Ortega, the opposition, and US intervention.

Human Rights Watch cabildea por sanciones letales contra Nicaragua y Venezuela, mientras arrecia la crisis de Covid-19

Human Rights Watch está orgullosamente asumiendo el crédito por sanciones devastadoras contra Nicaragua, mientras busca escalar la guerra económica en Venezuela. The Grayzone investigó el brazo de “derechos humanos” del imperio estadounidense.

Por Benjamín Norton

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Corporate media spreads fake news claiming Nicaraguan President Ortega is dead – then he gives a fiery speech condemning US militarism

International media outlets spent weeks falsely implying Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega died of coronavirus… until he gave a televised speech defending socialized healthcare, calling for world peace, and criticizing US military spending and nuclear weapons.

By Ben Norton

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As Nicaragua confronts Covid, its US-backed opposition exploits the pandemic to create chaos

Nicaragua’s right-wing opposition is waging an information warfare campaign to undermine the elected Sandinista government, spreading fake news on coronavirus, while the state takes a balanced approach with close attention to the working class and poor.

By Ben Norton

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Billionaire-backed Human Rights Watch lobbies for lethal US sanctions on leftist governments as Covid crisis rages

Regime change-hungry HRW is proudly taking credit for crushing new US sanctions on Nicaragua while pushing to escalate Washington’s economic war on Venezuela. The Grayzone presents a deep dive into the “human rights” arm of US empire.

By Ben Norton

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EEUU y la OEA hacen lobby para liberar a ‘presos políticos’ en Nicaragua que apuñalan a muerte a sus parejas embarazadas

Benjamín Norton reporta desde Nicaragua, donde la embajada de los Estados Unidos y la OEA han cabildeado con éxito por la liberación de criminales violentos que lideraron un intento de golpe de estado en 2018. Algunos de estos llamados “presos políticos” han apuñaleado a sus novias embarazadas, han violado y han matado.

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US House rams through Nicaragua regime-change bill with zero opposition

Not one member of the House of Representatives spoke up against a bipartisan bill sponsored by hardliners that ramps up US economic warfare and regime-change measures against Nicaragua’s elected government.

By Ben Norton

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Contra-supporting CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for corrupt right-wing Latin American governments

Bernie-bashing “Never Trump conservative” CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for El Salvador’s right-wing government, whose president was imprisoned for corruption, and worked for a conservative Nicaraguan president imprisoned for stealing from the public. In her free time, she lionizes Contra death squads.

By Ben Norton

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US and OAS lobby for Nicaraguan ‘political prisoners’ who butcher their pregnant girlfriends

Ben Norton reports from Nicaragua, where the US embassy and OAS successfully lobbied for the release of violent criminals who led a coup attempt in 2018. Some of these so-called “political prisoners” have stabbed their pregnant girlfriends to death, raped, and murdered.

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With help from US media allies, Nicaragua’s coup-mongers are aiming for Western hearts and minds

With its support tanking at home, Nicaragua’s opposition is seeking to win over public opinion in the West. A factually challenged, distortion laden article in Vox by a familiar anti-Sandinista activist exhibited the campaign’s strategy.

By Nan McCurdy and Nora Mitchell

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After US terrorist war and sanctions, Nicaragua fights for justice at international court

In Managua, Ben Norton interviews Nicaragua’s representative to the UN’s International Court of Justice, Carlos Argüello Gómez, who speaks about his country’s case against the US over its terrorist Contra war, the 2018 coup attempt, and why sanctions are an illegal form of warfare on civilians.

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