Delegations to Nicaragua examine the consequences of U.S.-supported neoliberal policies for Nicaraguan society.  Delegates investigate how free trade policies like CAFTA impact education, health, agriculture, employment and migration through conversations with Nicaraguans from a variety of backgrounds and occupations.

Delegates have a unique opportunity to see alternatives to neoliberal models in practice, including permaculture farming, fair trade, and sustainable micro lending.

Delegations to Nicaragua can include the following elements:

  • Meetings with health promoters and healthcare providers in both the public and private sectors;
  • Conversations with maquila (garment assembly factory) workers;
  • A tour of maquila factories in the Mercedes Free Trade Zone;
  • Meetings with tobacco factory workers in Esteli;
  • Sessions with organic and permaculture coffee farmers in Matagalpa;
  • Urban homestays in Managua;
  • Seminars with economists and sociologists;
  • Sessions with women’s groups, students, and teachers;
  • Meetings with business leaders, government officials and U.S. embassy personnel;
  • Seminars with environmental organizations devoted to sustainable development; and
  • Visits to fair trade cooperatives.

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Por Equipo de APP Nicaragua" Lo que me gustaría y deseaba es que en todos la Zonas Francas tienen un sindicato donde no fueron maltratados y, si, pagan un salaria justo. Pero eso no se puede---siempre uno tiene que trabajar así porque eso no se puede.” Trabajadora de...

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