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Safety In Managua

I WILL BE ARRIVING IN NICARAGUA ON SATURDAY.MAYBE I'M JUST A LITTLE CONCERNED OF THE SAFETY?

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Journalism: Now the Most Dangerous Profession In Nicaragua

In the past week, journalists personally, and their employers, including especially radio stations, have been summarily attacked, making journalism the most dangerous profession of the past week in Nicaragua, according to this article in La Prensa:

http://www.laprensa.com.ni/archivo/2008/noviembre/20/noticias/politica/2...

[translated by google: http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.laprensa.com.ni... ]

[For more background of the recent elections in Nicaragua, see recent posts in the Nicaragua Forum: http://central-america-forum.com/forums/nicaragua ]

"El periodismo nuevamente se convirtió en la profesión más riesgosa en Nicaragua, a juicio de especialistas en comunicación.

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Mexico City Has Their Solution... Now What About Nicaragua?

Does this man have the answer? (image courtesy of fairvote.ca).Electoral Dysfunction

 

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Cal Ripken's Blog From Recent Nicaragua Trip

"Today was our last full day in Nicaragua, as we fly out of the country tomorrow morning. We were scheduled to have a big day in the city of Leon. Unfortunately, the mayor's office and the Embassy decided that due to the unrest because of the recent elections, it would be best to cancel..."

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My husband and I were at the beach with our baby

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My husband and I were at the beach with our baby

My husband and I were at the beach with our baby.  This beach is near Uvita, Costa Rica, just north of Playa Ventanas.

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My husband he was working on the computer

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My husband he was working on the computer

My husband he was working on the computer

retrial in Nicaragua

Please see http://friendsofericvolz.com/ for the latest updates.

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Costa Rica Retirees enticed to Reconsider Mexico City

Costa Rica has been the point of destination for retirees world-wide due in part to its wonderful climate, favorable cost of living, quality and affordable health care, etc., etc.  But Mexico City appears willing to fight for these same retirees. 

Although Mexico City can't offer the same beautiful vistas, clean air and nearby beaches ... it can offer, well ... you'll have to read it to believe it:


Mexico City to give out V**gra to men 70 and older

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is giving out free V**gra and other impotence drugs to men 70 and older.

Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says the city is implementing the plan because sexuality "has a lot to do with quality of life and our happiness."

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China and Costa Rica

In my first trip to Central America five years ago, I was struck by how dominated the Panamanian convenience shop scene was by those with Chinese owners.  I haven't been back to Panama, but I assume the same is still true there.  For whatever reason it seems the Chinese have been slower to take root here in Costa Rica.  But maybe that's about to change: it looks like China and Costa Rica are on track to increase their trade and investment interdependence.  The Honda 125 I ride was made in Guanzhou, China, but I bought it new from a tico-owned hardware store.   Maybe in five years the best prices on Chinese Hondas will be at Chinese dealerships.  We'll see.

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'One Laptop One Child' Pilot Program in Nicaragua

It's nice to have some news from Nicaragua about something that seems to be working for once.

See http://wendywillard.com/blog/2008/11/17/waveplace-finishes-pilot-program...

Over the summer, three volunteers from Waveplace spent three months at Campo Alegria teaching children from our elementary school in Buenos Aires how to use the XO computers, furnished by One Laptop per Child....

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