Nicaragua Libre

Nicaragua Libre has been working since 1983 to build a policy of peace and friendship between the people of the United States and Nicaragua.

Nicaragua – New Security Paradigm

Nicaragua News Bulliten 3.20.2012 -The English language web newspaper “Honduras Weekly” asked in Mar. 13 headline, “Nicaragua: A Security Model for Honduras?” The article, written by Hannah Stone, noted the concern recently expressed by Nicaraguan National Police Chief Aminta Granera that gangs from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras could move south, bringing the violence of the so-called Northern Triangle to Nicaragua.

Nicaragua says Poverty Alleviation Crucial to Control Drug Trafficking

Nicaragua News Bulletin 3/13/2012  US Vice-President Joe Biden met with the presidents of Central America on Mar. 6 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, for a discussion of drug trafficking and organized crime in the region. After the meeting, characterized as frank and open, Biden said that the administration of President Barack Obama would ask Congress for US$107 million annually for a regional Central American security strategy.

"Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of US Policy" – U.S. Tour

Livingston photographer chronicles aftermath of Nicaraguan conflict

RACHEL HERGETT, Chronicle Staff Writer | Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012  At first glance, Paul Dix’s book of photographs may seem like another coffee table book chronicling the people of a Latin American country.The cover shows a 1986 photograph of Esteban Mejía Peña with his great granddaughters in La Esperanza, Nicaragua, taken when Livingston resident Paul Dix worked in the country as a photographer for Witness for Peace from 1985 to 1990.

Improvements in Social and Economic Well-Being and the Nov. 6 Elections

Daniel McCurdy, Nov. 14, 2011 Last Sunday, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was re-elected by a large margin. His party, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), won an unprecedented majority in the National Assembly.  The major media, which are generally hostile to Ortega (and to most of the left governments in Latin America), mostly missed the main economic changes that might explain this result.  These include a significant reduction in poverty and inequality and a considerable increase in access to health care and education.