Envío Digital
Central American University - UCA  
  Number 399 | Octubre 2014



The right to the truth and the duty to provide it
The population’s right to know the truth in order to exercise its citizenship is violated just as much with silence and half-truths as with lies. For the past seven years the government has said nothing or lied or provided opaque information about events of major importance for the entire country.... continuar...


PRESIDENT ORTEGA’S HEALTH A September 10 communiqué by the Sandinista Renovation Movement (MRS) responding to the official information about the meteorite that supposedly fell on Managua also... continuar...


“We’re going to defend our paradise against mining”
This first-hand testimony by two Rancho Grande residents on the municipality’s resistance to B2Gold mining company ‘s Pavón project is complemented by contributions from Juan Carlos Arce, the Nicaraguan Human Rights Center representative in Matagalpa, and extracts from reports by both it and the Humboldt Center in June and August of this year, respectively.... continuar...


Questions about the canal’s economic “viability”
Environmental aspects predominate in the debate about the proposed interoceanic canal with which civil society has filled the vacuum left by the government’s silence. But what about this megaproject’s economic viability? So far, this fundamental aspect is scarcely visible. Here are some basic questions Nicaraguans should be asking. ... continuar...


The painful load we Nicaraguans carry
TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an initiative that was started in the US some 30 years ago to find people with ideas and experiences worth sharing. TED came to Nicaragua in 2011. After a careful selection process, 13 participants were chosen to speak 20 minutes in a session held this September 27. Nicarguan psychologist Martha Cabrera was one of them. Here she shares with us her contribution that night.... continuar...

El Salvador

Community Policing: A strategic leap for the PNC
The National Civil Police, born of the 1992 Peace Accords, has operated with authoritarian leadership and militarized training for all these years. But a path has been set to change things and develop the community policing model the FMLN government has prioritized, to the benefit of the communities, the country as a whole and the police officers themselves.... continuar...


LIBRE, hummingbirds and the archipelago
The logic of Honduras’ LIBRE party, which pulled nearly a million votes last year, has been no different than that of the traditional parties: hunker down, make yourself comfortable and play to the balcony. And the logic of many of the country’s social organizations is to fertilize and jealously tend to their own small islands, forming an unstable archipelago in the country’s sea of calamities. The logic of hummingbirds, on the other hand, is to feed life drop by drop and fly incessantly to try to beat death.... continuar...


“The ‘haves’ destroy but we, the ‘have nots,’ rebuild”
The increasing neoliberalism imposed by Mexico’s elite, has moved the struggle of the poor and working class into a new phase. Condemnation is not enough. Indigenous peoples and organized collectives are preparing for intense and sustained resistance.... continuar...

América Latina

It’s time to change the drug policies
The 5th Latin American and 1st Central American Conference on Drug Policies was held in San José, Costa Rica, on September 3-4, with cooperation and support from both United Nations and Organization of American States agencies. This is an official summary of the ideas shared by the participating specialists. Nicaragua, with its extremely conservative official positions, was not represented at the event.... continuar...

<< Previous   Next >>

Envío offers information and analysis on Nicaragua from Nicaragua, on Central America from Central America, on the larger world we want to transform and on that other possible world we are working to bring about.

Envío a monthly magazine of analysis on Central America