Now that a Guatemalan court has convicted General Erfrain Rios Montt of "genocide" maybe we can better come to terms with the history of the early 1980s when the Reagan Administration was determined to vanquish communism in Central America.
Granada's current popularity as a tourism and entertainment destination certainly brings more people and services to the city, and for many of the people who live here -- including many of the expats that call Granada home -- that's a good thing.
With Hugo Chavez having now passed, the question of who will inherit his legacy as the vanguard of 21st century socialism in Latin America is foremost in the minds of many.
Violence is a cycle, and it perpetuates itself. It is not only our generation, but our daughters and granddaughters who will suffer if we do not stand up and call a halt to this epidemic. By doing nothing, we jeopardize their future.
You can study all the collected data, analyze real estate statistics, crunch the cost-of-living numbers, study weather patterns and more, but nothing surpasses your gut instinct when it comes to choosing a place to live.
Finally: match, fuse, ba-BAMM! We giggle like 10-year-olds. For one gorgeous instant, language, age, religion, and nationality disappear.
Last August, one group of tourists -- a student film crew -- left the familiar comfort of the cobblestone streets to go to those slums in León. They went to tell the story of people working for a better life.
From the prosperity gospel that tells you that wealth is yours to create to new age promises that you can create your own perfect health, the implication is that we human beings are the power source. We must look like morons to God.
Retirement in the States is getting more expensive all the time. But in the right places overseas, you can upgrade your lifestyle and live better than you can at home for a small fraction of the price.
As we find ourselves today at the start of a brand-new year, that's a question worth asking yourself -- it's not only possible but easier today than you might ever imagine to launch the retirement adventure of your fondest day dreams almost anywhere on earth that appeals to you.
This is a story I wrote for my daughter when she was scared of going to kindergarten a couple of years ago ... I wanted to post it as a tribute to Roberto Clemente, a great ballplayer but greater man who died 40 years ago helping the earthquake victims in my birthplace of Nicaragua.
In the ancient imperial cities of Marrakech and Fez, you can wander through centuries-old markets as the sellers tout their wares.
While women suffer the most from poor sanitation, they are also key to the success of many community and household sanitation solutions.
I can't stop thinking about the moment when my Mamina spotted the photo of Mother Soniat and tears filled her eyes at the sight of a woman who had offered her fudge and friendship when she felt alone.
There was no 'localism' nor territorial problems -- Nicaragua's surf champions regularly share waves with beginners and tourists.
Moisés Gadea is a singer-songwriter from Managua who was once declared "Songwriter of the Year" by the Nicaraguan National Assembly. "Guerra Solo Mue...