Nicaragua: Building the Good Life (Buen Vivir) through popular revolution

NSCAG News | on: Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Wall at the site of the tombs of revolutionary heroes in Managua. Pic: Margaret Flowers

Wall at the site of the tombs of revolutionary heroes in Managua. Pic: Margaret Flowers

The following is the transcript of a post by Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance, published here with her kind permission:-

As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear, social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not have the material resources they require. Without the participation of the people, revolutionary programs, even with resources, cannot be put into practice and defended.

Right now, Nicaraguans have both and they are making great progress in building a new society or as it is often referred to in Latin America, ‘Buen Vivir,’ (the good life). They are demonstrating what we mean when we say “transforming society to put people and the planet over profits.” And this is one of the reasons why the United States is targeting Nicaragua through hybrid warfare including a misinformation campaign, direct interference in the politics of the country and economic attacks. It is clear the United States is already working to undermine the upcoming presidential election in Nicaragua scheduled for November 7, but that is a necessary topic for another day.

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