The NICA Act – What is it and why should it be opposed?
March 1, 2018
US Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura Dagu reportedly has said that the Senate could vote on the NICA Act “any day now”. The US Nicaragua Network is asking members to contact their Senators to tell them they oppose its passage and that the case for it is based on false premises. This article was prepared for […]
Category: Latin America | Tags: Nicaragua, US intervention, interoceanic canal | 1 Response
US Senate launches attack on Nicaragua poverty programmes
January 18, 2018
In an extraordinary move on the day before the US Senate’s Christmas recess, two Democrats sided with right-wing Republicans to introduce the so-called NICA Act, which if passed would require the US government to veto loans from international financial institutions to Nicaragua. While it is still a long way from becoming law, the bill suddenly […]
Category: Latin America | Tags: interoceanic canal, Honduras, Nicaragua, US intervention
Can a coast-to-coast canal solve Nicaragua’s poverty problem?
December 3, 2017
Nicaragua is a small country that was praised for eventually signing the Paris climate agreement in October, but has since been criticised for pushing ahead with a planned interoceanic canal, with its uncertain environmental effects. So how does it reconcile these apparently conflicting positions? Nicaragua and Syria were the only two countries not to sign […]
Category: Latin America, Energy and the environment | Tags: Nicaragua, environment, climate change, interoceanic canal