Nicaragua Libre
The Friendship Office works to sustain the strong ties of solidarity between the people of Nicaragua and the United States that were forged during the decades of the 1980s when US citizens worked to oppose the US sponsored contra war against the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. We support efforts of the poorest of the poor to create better living conditions, reforest and restore watersheds, to strengthen historic memory and to promote just U.S. and international policy toward Nicaragua.

News and Analysis

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On Saturday April 28th the Casa Ben Linder will host a celebration of Ben's life on the 31st anniversary of his assassination, Re-Inaugurate the Casa Ben Linder and celebrate its new life under the leadership of friends at Jubilee House Community. Gather at 3:30 at the Casa Ben Linder: Teatro...
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Ben Linder, a young engineer from Oregon, was killed by U.S.-backed contra forces in Nicaragua on April 28, 1987 while working on a small hydroelectric dam in San Jose de Bocay.  This year, the 30th anniversary of his assassination, will be celebrated in Nicaragua with an evening gathering at...
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This weekend, Jose Angel Corrales Perez, from the rural community of El Lagartillo, in northwestern Nicaragua will be on stage at the SOAW vigil in Fort Benning Georgia. A gifted musician, Jose is a member music group Los Rusticos del Norte, which has won local and national musical competitions and...
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The Friendship Office is deeply saddened by the passing of Padre Miquel dEscoto who died on June 9, 2017 after 84 years of life fully lived. In the many tributes to his life and legacy, Miquel is described as, a Latin American prophet of peace inspired by Sandino and Bolivar,kkll Dorothy Day,...
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The Friendship Office was saddened to learn of the passing of Charlie Liteky in January 2017.  Charlie was a dear friend who marked our lives, the lives of many around the world and showed us what it means to be a peacemaker.   In the summer of 1986, following a vote in the U.S.