A coffee farmer tends to seedlings in the community of San Juan del Río Coco, Nicaragua. Photo by Morgan Arnold for LWR.
By Angelica V. Ospina
After an energetic and dynamic summer, the Bernie Sanders campaign seems to have stalled.
Nicaragua, long hidden behind the image of her picaresque president, is finally emerging as a top retirement and vacation hotspot. We've been making the case for Nicaragua for years. Why do I think things could finally be turning around for this beautiful but misunderstood country with so much to offer?
Otaviano Canuto y Manuel Coronel
Nicaragua es bastante más que un exuberante destino del turista internacional. Es un país que se está convirtie...
Nicaragua is far more than just the newest and swankiest destination for world travelers. It is -- and mark our words -- on its way to becoming the latest success story in the western hemisphere. Let us just tell you why.
What can I do to express my outrage for the patients who burned in their beds and the doctors and nurses and staff who died practicing medicine in a town I'd never even heard of before last week?
Thanks to the roaring, soaring Greenback, more of the Old World is more affordable right now than it's been in a long time. No COLA? No problem.
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An old but sturdy seaplane awaits to bounce me over the Pacific Ocean and then ease up into flight over seemingl...
Opposing the CIA's illegal war in Nicaragua was a mainstream, popular position at the time. It's only in the pro-war, pro-Empire bubble of big US media that having opposed the illegal CIA war on Nicaragua could be portrayed as an electoral liability without any evidence.
"Keyler, ¿que haces?" What are you doing? Two-year-old Keyler stares blankly, guiltily back at his mother, Sandra, as he finishes urinating on himself and all over the floor.
Finally, after six weeks we got the right instruction that we had been asking for, which was permission for the Embassy to give him back to the Nicaraguan authorities. We had considered every option. Could we fly him out? How could he get to the airport? He couldn't leave legally.
If there's one word which sums up why Central America is such an amazing travel destination, it'd have to be "diversity."
Comparing Wisconsin and Nicaragua reveals that distinguishing between developed and developing countries is becoming less useful. As poverty grows in places like Wisconsin, poor communities around the world gain more in common with each other.
If I could have one wish come true, I would give every family on the planet a clean, pretty little house in which to live. Each clean, pretty little home Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) helps to build moves us closer to a world like that.
Years before my daughter Eleni was born, I discovered the difficulties of learning the rules of the game when I married a man from a close-knit Greek family.
All over the world, people are rising up to support their communities towards sustainability and collective liberation. This week we share about two grantees in Oakland California who have launched local businesses that support and empower marginalized communities.