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Janis C. Puracal

Entries by Janis C. Puracal

A Second Christmas Held Captive: A Prisoner and Father's Plea to Dads Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 12:48 PM

Today, December 7th, our dad would have been 71-years-old. He passed away in 2008, and we always celebrate by going to dinner in his honor. But our brother, Jason, isn't able to reminisce and celebrate with us. Instead, he is locked up in a Nicaraguan prison on sham charges of...

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One Year Since My Brother's Wrongful Imprisonment in Nicaragua

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 9:09 AM

Managua, Nicaragua -- Today marks exactly one year since the Nicaraguan police arrested my brother, Jason Puracal, without any evidence of a crime.

At the time of his arrest, Jason was living in San Juan Del Sur. He was a real estate broker and he, along with three other Americans,...

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Real Life Survivor Island

(6) Comments | Posted May 5, 2011 | 11:57 AM

In recent years, pop media monsters, USA Today, Outside, Surfer Magazine, and hit TV show Survivor Nicaragua have painted the small surfer town of San Juan del Sur as paradise, complete with white sand beaches and brilliant sunsets. Having vacationed there several times myself, I can attest to the picture....

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