http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15431835 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/world/americas/nicaraguan-leader-ortega-has-wide-support-before-election.html?_r=1&ref=nicaragua There was a non-violent riot in the middle of Boaco and some friendly tire burning and stick~n~stone throwing in Managua yesterday, but otherwise the “people” are out voting today. I am reposed in study ~ Global Environmental Change. Looks … Continue reading
I don’t get out enough. I know I should, but I have many excuses. But when I do, I have a quick smile for my neighbors. I am continually amazed at what the world has to offer. And the tolerance I see demonstrated … Continue reading
I grew up in Silicon Valley (California) and I just discovered I have a neighbor who is a saddlemaker (Nicaragua). These two worlds are such a collision of reality.
I know a man who has a degree in Economics and works for the municipality 45 hours a week. Salary: usd$200- per month. This is not great money in Nicaragua, but typical and one can survive… barely (with help from family … Continue reading
Compare = Both ruled by dark haired, smiling dictators supported by the U.S. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandinista_National_Liberation_Front http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_Revolution_of_2011 Contrast = 1–No Internet-Wikileaks in 1979, 2–No Russia-China/U.S. conflict in 2011 to confuse, confound and camoflage the point that little people don’t care … Continue reading
Col. North’s handwritten notebooks and memoranda sent to North show that North and other U.S. officials were repeatedly informed that Contras ties to trafficking of drugs from Latin America into the United States and that airplanes from the U.S. used … Continue reading
BENNETT: …why do you choose to live in this terrorist nation, Mr. Chomsky? CHOMSKY: I don’t. I choose to live in what I think is the greatest country in the world, which is committing horrendous terrorist acts and should stop. … Continue reading