Nicaragua's opposition groups laid bare: NSCAG reports

NSCAG News | on: Friday, 7 August 2020

USAID funding for Nicaraguan opposition. Source: William Grigsby, Sin Fronteras

USAID funding for Nicaraguan opposition. Source: William Grigsby, Sin Fronteras

In June this year, in an apparent show of unity, seven of Nicaragua’s right-wing opposition groups came together as a National Coalition. NSCAG has examined in some detail who these groups are, what they represent and the extent of their financial backing from a United States administration determined to oust Nicaragua’s democratically elected government and install a puppet government more to its liking.

The result of the constant financing of and support for Nicaragua’s right-wing opposition has served to create an echo chamber that is amplified by commentators in the international media, most of whom have no presence in the country and rely on information gleaned from the opposition groups and their posts on social media. Yet while Nicaragua is facing a fierce international smear campaign, with lie upon lie told in international media, a completely different situation is experienced within the country.

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