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Pope Francis Lifts Sanction on Nicaraguan Poet Ernesto Cardenal

After 35 years, the Vatican reversed the punishment again former priest and member of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal. After hearing the news, Cardenal celebrated mass from his hospital bed. Nicaraguan Poet and Liberation Theologist Ernesto Cardenal delivers a speech...

Ortega Top Supreme Court Judge Resigns, Denounces Dictatorship in Nicaragua and Takes Refuge In Costa Rica

The ex-magistrate of Nicaragua's Supreme Court of Justice, Rafael Solis Cerda, entered Costa Rica one day before submitting his resignation his position and denouncing the existence of "a dictatorship" and "a state of terror" in his native country. Solís, a man considered close to President...

How Nicaragua’s good guys turned bad

New Internationalist (August 2018) – It hurts to breathe, please don’t let me fall asleep. If I sleep I won’t be able to wake up again.’ These were the last words of 15-year old Álvaro Conrado, the first victim of a bullet in Nicaragua’s...

Ortega prescribes “road of hell” to the people who rose against him

President Daniel Ortega accused the Nicaraguan opposition of trying to destroy the country’s economy with the protests against his government, which began on April 18 and have been repressed by his government, leaving more than 300 deaths confirmed by national and international organizations. A man...

“I’m certain we’ll bring down this dictatorship”

A lifelong Sandinista ideologue who fought in the final offensive against the Somoza dictatorship then headed the FSLN’s International Relations Department during the revolutionary government, Julio López Campos analyzes the challenges of today’s unarmed insurrection against the Ortega dictatorship. I’ve known Daniel since we were...

How the Sandinistas Lost The Youth of Nicaragua

By Cinthia Membreño, Slate.com – Children of the Revolution. In 2006, I voted for Daniel Ortega. I was 17 years old, a freshman in college, and strongly influenced by the stories my parents told me about the Sandinista Revolution he helped lead in the...

Nicaragua Launches Hugo Chavez College Program

Hugo Chavez Plaza in Managua, Nicaragua honoring the late Venezuelan leader. (United Socialist Party of Venezuela). Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN, is launching a new program at the country’s National Autonomous University dedicated to former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. The program, named after the...

Daniel Ortega Named FSLN Presidential Candidate In November Elections

  Nicaragua president Daniel Ortega. File photo TODAY NICARAGUA – During the sixth Congreso Sandinista Nacional “Comandante Tomás Borge Martínez”, Daniel Ortega was proclaimed as candidate for the Frente Sandinista de Liberacion Nacional (FSLN)to the general elections of  November 6. The congress, composed of 1910 FSLN recognized...

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