Category: Nicaragua

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

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

“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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While Nicaragua returns to peace, media and international NGOs conjure epidemic of violence with dubious reporting

Media bias against Nicaragua’s Sandinista government is unremitting, and international NGOs are feeding it by misreporting a violent land dispute in the Bosawás nature reserve.

By John Perry

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Right-wing Nicaraguan opposition boasts of support from US and EU in campaign to oust Sandinista gov’t

The US embassy and European Union are meeting with right-wing Nicaraguan opposition leaders and pressuring them to unite against elected leftist President Daniel Ortega in the lead-up to the 2021 election.

By Ben Norton

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Plan Cóndor 2.0: Tras el golpe en Bolivia, Trump declara a Nicaragua ‘amenaza a su seguridad nacional’ y apunta hacia México

Luego de presidir el golpe en Bolivia, los Estados Unidos declararon a Nicaragua como una “amenaza a la seguridad nacional” anunciando nuevas sanciones, al mismo tiempo que Trump designó a los carteles del narcotráfico en México como “terroristas” sin descartar una intervención militar.

Por Ben Norton

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Operation Condor 2.0: After Bolivia coup, Trump dubs Nicaragua ‘national security threat’ and targets Mexico

After presiding over a far-right coup in Bolivia, the US dubbed Nicaragua a “national security threat” and announced new sanctions, while Trump designated drug cartels in Mexico as “terrorists” and refused to rule out military intervention.

By Ben Norton

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Counting deaths for dollars: The rise and fall of Nicaragua’s ‘human rights’ organizations

In their hunger for US funding, Nicaraguan opposition “human rights” NGOs inflated the death toll during the 2018 coup attempt. Today, these groups are in a state of complete disarray.

By John Perry 

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Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution is still thriving, after 40 years

The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal reports from Managua, Nicaragua on the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution, which toppled a US-backed dictator.

Video by Ben Norton

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