Ben Linder, a young engineer from Oregon, was killed by U.S.-backed contra forces in Nicaragua on April 28, 1987 while working on a small hydroelectric dam in San Jose de Bocay. This year, the 30th anniversary of his assassination, will be celebrated in Nicaragua with an evening gathering at the Ben Linder House in Managua on April 26th and a tri
Nicaragua Libre has been working since 1983 to build a policy of peace and friendship between the people of the United States and Nicaragua.
This weekend, Jose Angel Corrales Perez, from the rural community of El Lagartillo, in northwestern Nicaragua will be on stage at the SOAW vigil in Fort Benning Georgia. A gifted musician, Jose is a member music group Los Rusticos del Norte, which has won local and national musical competitions and is recognized for its performance of original music. He is proud of his campesino roots, and his courageous community.
By José Adán Silva
MANAGUA, Jul 10 2014 (IPS) – The spectre of famine is haunting Nicaragua. The second poorest country in Latin America, and one of the 10 most vulnerable to climate change in the world, is facing a meteorological phenomenon that threatens its food security.
Some time ago, Judith Williams, a long time supporter, made a very generous donation to the Friendship Office, with the intention that it be used to build a school. Jutith’s parents were both teachers, and she wanted the funds to be used to build a school in their honor. Because of such widespread need,
Letter from Lisa Sullivan,- co-leader of SOAW delegation currently in Nicaragua:
A new book documenting the history of the grassroots movement to halt American intervention in Nicaragua, including interviews with the Friendship Offices’ Rita Clark and Tom Loudon, has just been released by University of Massachusetts Press. — A Call to Conscience: The Anti-Contra War Campaign by Roger Peace.