Nicanotes: To Die for Others

By John Kotula Over the last couple of weeks, I have lent a hand on the restoration of a mural on the long wall in front of the Ajax Delgado municipal police headquarters in Managua. This large complex is named after a student activist who fought against the Somoza regime and was murdered on September…

Act Now! Tell Trump and Congress: Don’t Recognize Honduran Election Results

Act Now! Most Bungled Election Fraud in History!  Nine Days and Still No Official Winner Announced Police Return to Barracks, Refuse to Further Repress People Embattled President Sends Family to Houston, Declares State of Emergency People Ignore 6 pm – 6 am Curfew TSE  (Supreme Electoral Tribunal) Computers Down for Five Hours; Lead Switches OAS…

NicaNotes: Nicaraguans Lose TPS: Outrageous and Yet a Back-Handed Compliment

By Chuck Kaufman A couple of weeks ago, the Trump administration announced that Nicaraguans in the US would no longer have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) allowing them to stay legally and to work in the US. First extended when Hurricane Mitch devastated Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador in 1998, Nicaragua was the first country to lose TPS status during an overall review…