Nicaragua isn’t the only Central American country in crisis in 2018. Guatemala is also undergoing difficulties, as economist Nestor Quixtan explains. The current showdown in… Read More »A Guide To The Jimmy Morales vs CICIG Guatemala Crisis
As Nicaragua celebrates her independence this weekend, we look at how much there is to actually celebrate, given the current crisis. We also look at the… Read More »The Ethics Of Traveling To Nicaragua: Should I Go?
A general strike starts today in Costa Rica as unions fight proposed measures by the government to haul the country back from the economic abyss.… Read More »Costa Rica’s “Indefinite Strike” Gets Underway
Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans marched in solidarity through the center of San Jose on Saturday to oppose and counteract the violence against Nicaraguan refugees carried… Read More »Costa Ricans, Nicaraguans, And Others March For Peace And Solidarity
I’ll go right out on a limb and say this. Costa Rica is a xenophobic country and I have a serious issue with that. It’s… Read More »How Big An Issue Is Xenophobia In Costa Rica?
Happy July 19, Nicaragua! Yep, it’s here at last – July 19, the 39th anniversary of the Sandinistas entering Managua in 1979, marking the true… Read More »Happy July 19, Nicaragua! Some Notes On Today’s “Celebration”
I’m sure I’m not the sole observer of recent developments in Nicaragua to wonder what the hell is going on inside the mind of Daniel… Read More »Daniel Ortega: Do You Look In The Mirror And See Somoza?
In some sense all civil insurrection, like politics, is local. So I write about the civil insurrection around Diriamba where I live and avoid broad,… Read More »Crisis In Nicaragua: A View From The Neighborhood
Politics in Guatemala are fluid. I’ve written this article twice now. At first, I focused on the social unrest that led to former President Otto Perez… Read More »How The Volcán de Fuego Tragedy Is Influencing Politics In Guatemala
Should I go to Nicaragua right now? That’s a question we still get asked, a month after we first tried to answer it. But a… Read More »Should I Go To Nicaragua? Well… Yes… But Only If You’re Anderson Cooper