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Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a country located on the isthmus of Central America, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. In 2019, the country had a total population of 6,486,201 inhabitants and a GDP per capita of $5,683. It is one of the poorest countries in the Americas. The agricultural sector has traditionally been the main sustenance for the economy of the country.

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Land Invasion In Nicaragua: Specialists Assure There Are Indigenous Communities In "Risk of Extinction"

15 August 2019

According to reports from the organization Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the indigenous communities of the Miskitu ethnic group, from Nicaragua, could be on the verge of extinction because they are in a serious situation of abandonment and vulnerability because of the constant…

Defending Our Land: Three Nicaraguan Women’s Struggle for Their Community

2 July 2019

Dolene Miller, Elba Rivera and Francisca Ramirez have spent years defending the territories of the indigenous peoples, farmers and Afro-Nicaraguans. Here are their stories. HAVANA TIMES – Defending their lands and the environment has cost the lives of many women around the world, especially in…

Nicaragua's stolen land

17 May 2019

Indigenous communities in Nicaragua are facing violence and displacement, but agroecology is helping empower the Miskito people. What do you do when your access to rivers, sacred sites, and forests, is cut off, especially when your whole identity has grown from a spiritual connection to nature?…

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Even after the agrarian reform of the 1980s, land remains unequally distributed. In the 2000s, 72% of rural households held only 16% of total land.

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Carla León Celaya

Nicaragua: The Autonomous Regions facing Covid 19

14 September 2020

I am Dolene Miller, an Afro-descendant from the Caribbean (Atlantic) Coast of Nicaragua and for me it is important and very necessary to support any initiative to protect my community from COVID19. As ethnic minorities, we are facing a health crisis in precarious conditions because the national…