Nicaragua

ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT

HISTORY

DEMOGRAPHY

SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT

ODIOUS PUBLIC DEBT

Such debt has three salient features have been taken in the absence of consent of the people – no benefit for this population – the creditors know that. It was under the dictatorial Somoza regime from 1974 to 1979 the debt has begun. It amounted in 2010 to USD 2,7Mds.

Nicaragua has “benefited” from the HIPC Initiative on its debt, a debt forgiveness program for the poorest countries. But it was mainly to cancel unpayable debts that have led the country to suspend its refund. While debt relief is conditioned by the application of a range of neoliberal measures that degrade the lives of a large part of the population, violate their rights to human development and weakens the economies of countries by opening the international competition that local producers are not able to face. The HIPC stopped in Nicaragua in 2004.

Source: CADTM – Committee for the Abolition of Third World debt, the debt figures in 2012

HABITAT

HISTORY OF CITIES – HERITAGE

URBAN HOUSING

RURAL HOUSING

RIGHT TO HOUSING

Since 1987 – Article 64 of the Constitution: Nicaraguans have the right to decent housing, safe and comfortable family that ensures privacy. The State shall promote the application of this law.

Source: CETIM (publication COHRE)

FORCED EVICTION

USEFUL TOOLS :

LAND RIGHTS

LAND GRABBING

USEFUL TOOLS :

VULNERABLE GROUPS

SOME INTERESTING PRACTICES

Social and economic aspects

HOUSING MARKET

QUALITY OF HOUSING

INFORMAL HOUSING / SLUM / HOMELESS

ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Cultural aspects – Religious – Symbolic

Environmental aspects

Bibliography & Sitography

MAJOR PROBLEMS BY CIVIL SOCIETY

CLAIMS MAJOR CIVIL SOCIETY

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS

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