Pat Werner

Nicaragua

Pat Werner is a longtime resident of Nicaragua since 1987, after having lived there previously in the early 1970s. He exported fish on the Miskito Coast to Costa Rica in 1989 and covered the 1990 election for the Los Angeles Times. He worked as a university professor and administrator for 25 years before retiring in 2014. He is also a historian, archaeologist, writer, occasional gold miner, saddle maker and gem and orchid collector. He has published seven books about the history, archaeology, and botany of Nicaragua and presented over 50 papers at history conferences throughout Central America. He lives outside of Diriamba, Nicaragua with his wife Chilo.

Art In Nicaragua: Getting Nicaragua’s Past Right

In Nicaragua, you’ll find many hotels and homes decorated with pre-Columbian or colonial-style...

Who Are The Expats In Nicaragua?

Longtime Nicaragua resident Pat Werner talks about the various types of expats in...

Crisis In Nicaragua: A View From The Neighborhood

In some sense all civil insurrection, like politics, is local. So I write...

Daily Life In Nicaragua Under A State Of Siege

Little talked about is the matter of living under a state of siege....