In the first century of the new millennium, Panama became the new "in" nation in Central America. Fast forward to present day and there is a new Central American travel destination ready to take the crown of the next hot destination.
There is a Spanish word for dissent, disidencia, but Wheelock did not recognize it. In 1979, neither did Ortega, and the word seems entirely missing from the Nicaraguan vocabulary.
If you're yearning to get away from it all but don't want to break the bank in the process, these six budget destinations come through with incredible deals and plenty of sun-dappled relaxation.
From the Vietnam War to the Iraq War, facile and wildly inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Adolf Hitler have served the interests of politicians hell-bent on propelling the United States into war. Often, those politicians succeeded. The carnage and the endless suffering have been vast.
It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?
Call me naive, but I do not believe President Obama wants to see President Maduro overthrown. But there's another US "government," a secret network that works tirelessly to undermine any Latin American threat to the dominance of American capital and military power.
Is Brazil on your bucket list this year? How about Haiti? We've got the inside scoop on some surprising places you should visit this year.
Consider this a Public Service Announcement... Broad style! Because it's last minute, I'm thinking cheap, fun and NO STAY-CATIONS! Especially not when it's snowy and freezing out. Unless you live by a ski resort. But even then.
Certainly the thought of zip-lining through the jungle was adding a dash of anxiety to my previously eaten breakfast. "I think I'm going to just read," I said. A Stephen King book on the porch was the kind of jungle thrill I was in the mood for.
As soon as I put the toothbrush in my mouth, I realized what I'd done and went straight for the vodka.
We all knew the implications of the phrase "Open-Air Jungle Home" when we planned our couples vacation. But, yes, this is what we signed up for.
I wondered what the tenuous connection was between Britney Spears the breathing human and the faded sticker bearing her image thousands of miles away.
Christie's links to high-powered attorneys may stir uncomfortable memories for those who have been on the receiving end of the corporate stick in Latin America.
Maybe I can't change the world, but I can help make it a better place for those kids in Leon, and that's OK by me.
Warren Ogden couldn't afford to set up his ideal business in the U.S. Yoga and fitness had been part of his life for years. He had studied it at Duke University in North Carolina -- and later in India, at the Agama Yoga centers in Rishikesh and Dharamshala. He completed his yoga teacher training at the Holistic Yoga School in Boulder, Colorado. So he decided to open it somewhere else.
One hundred million students in the developing world lack access to education, blocked from their dreams by only a few hundred dollars. After graduation, the average Vittana student can earn as much as triple their earning power.