Envío Digital
Central American University - UCA  
  Number 434 | Septiembre 2017



Observers of the institutional eclipse
Millions of people admiringly observed the total eclipse of the sun on August 21. In Nicaragua the sky was overcast and the eclipse was only partial. What is clear and observable here, however, is the near total eclipse of institutionality. Increasing numbers of people are seeing it. ... continuar...


Nicaragua briets
NICARAGUAN “DREAMERS” According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of the US Department of Homeland Security, Nicaraguans account for only 2,506... continuar...


The specter of the Nica Act is hovering over our already endangered economy
This well-known independent Nicaraguan economist offers valuable data and information on the country’s economy and describes the various risks to it to in the coming year, largely but not only as fallout from the probable passage of the Nica Act by the US Congress. ... continuar...


A brief history of our chameleon Army
On September 2, the 39th anniversary of the Army’s founding, General Julio César Avilés reiterated his loyalty and gratitude to “Comandante Daniel Ortega” and “Compañera Rosario.” What remains of the military institution created in the 1980s as the Sandinista Popular Army? What’s its identity today? What transformations has it undergone? Will it decide to change again when the Ortega-Murillo duo leaves power? Its chameleon-like character has prepared it well to do so. ... continuar...

El Salvador

The death of a CIA man
CIA informer Colonel Nicolás Carranza has died at 84, after having left El Salvador for the United States in 1985. In 2005 some of his Salvadoran victims filed charged against him. He was ultimately found guilty of both supervising and ordering crimes against humanity, extrajudicial killings and torture. Carranza was incensed less by the accusations against him, than by knowing he was on his own, found guilty alone, abandoned by the US allies who conspired with him to commit all those crimes. ... continuar...


Undocumented immigrants in the Trump era: Fears, resistance, strategies....and more
I traveled to two micro-universes, Portland, Maine, and Manassas, Virginia, to meet up with old and some new friends, all of whom are undocumented immigrants. I shared their work and learned their strategies, and was happy to see all they had learned, and how far they had all progressed. I also learned about their many new fears incited by Donald Trump’s rampant aggressions. ... continuar...

América Latina

“Unethical, unjust and irresponsible ways of mining”
His Excellency, Bishop Crosby, President of the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops, wrote this letter of concern to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the CCCB’s name regarding Canadian mining operations in Latin America, and their detrimental effects on the natural environment and local populations, including Indigenous peoples.We reproduce this important document textually to encourage people all over the continent, including Nicaragua, to organize to reject mining extractivism. ... continuar...

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