We continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Nicaragua, where churches are now under siege as the death toll rises. We ask that you contact your members of Congress (Senators, Representatives) to urge for support from the U.S. government, to help resolve what is now a humanitarian crisis. To learn more, please click on the image to the right (link to video on Nicaragua's opposition movement via NYTimes.com).

Over the past few months, the University of Central America (UCA) in Nicaragua has become embroiled in political unrest. The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) continues to stand in solidarity with the UCA, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Latin America (AUSJAL), and will continue to offer our support on behalf of our member institutions (click here for AJCU's statement on April 24th).

To learn more about the ongoing situation in Nicaragua, please click on the images and links below to statements, articles, reports and helpful accounts to follow on Twitter. We will continue to update this page in the weeks to come. Please send any suggestions or additional links to Deanna Howes Spiro, AJCU's director of communications: dhowes@ajcunet.edu.

Statements of Support from North American Jesuit Colleges & Universities:

NEWS ARTICLES

STATEMENTS & Letters

POLICY / REPORTS

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter is a strong resource for finding current coverage on Nicaragua in real-time. Search for stories using the hashtag #SOSNicaragua and consider following these accounts:

  • La Prensa Nicaragua (@laprensa)

  • Organization of American States (@OAS_official)

  • Washington Office on Latin America (@WOLA_org)

  • Nicaraguan Human Rights Center (@cenidh)

  • Silvio José Báez, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Managua (@silviojbaez)

  • Brian Strassburger, S.J. (U.S. Jesuit Scholastic working in Nicaragua: @StrassburgerSJ)

For additional information, please visit peacewinds.org, maintained by the Winds of Peace Foundation.