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
¨Too soon we get old and too late we get smart¨, my uncle Bob used to tell me as he bounced me on his knee.… Read More »Living In Nicaragua In An Age Of Insurrection
Occasionally, so-called reality TV turns into real broadcasting reality, not just showbiz spin doctoring. The national dialogue that began yesterday morning in Managua to end… Read More »A Quick Guide To The Players At The Nicaraguan National Dialogue