Much is written about cultural stereotypes in Central America. But a lot of that is expat on expat stereotypes. But what do locals see when… Read More »Cultural Stereotypes: What Nicaraguans See When They Look At Gringos (Caution: It’s Not Pretty!)
In Nicaragua, you’ll find many hotels and homes decorated with pre-Columbian or colonial-style objects. But are they really authentic? And when looking for art in… Read More »Art In Nicaragua: Getting Nicaragua’s Past Right
For those Nicaragua expats bemoaning how to get their money into the country, long term Diriamba resident Pat Werner has a possible solution, outside of… Read More »Gold Mining In Nicaragua (Or How To Make A Living In The Land Of Lakes And Volcanoes)
At the beginning of 2018 we published our first article of the year called “What’s Going To Happen In Central America In 2018?” So… what… Read More »2018: The Central America Review Of The Year
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?
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
Little talked about is the matter of living under a state of siege. I remember reading Les Misérables, with its heroic acts and well-defined characters… Read More »Daily Life In Nicaragua Under A State Of Siege