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hat is off

my hat is off to you: the site is off to a good start.  you were obviously trying to bait me with the forum piece about property.  maybe i'll bite soon.  pretty surprising that they managed to hack the trn site; seems to support the thesis in a recent forum here, suprising as it may seem.  keep up the good work.

 

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Oxfam GB - Director Position in Managua, Nicaragua

Hm, wonder why all these positions are opening up in Managua, Nicaragua?  This one claims to pay $30-$40k US.  You'd need to offer me more than that to work there, but maybe it's your cup of tea... check it out.
 

http://www.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_oxfam.asp?newms=jj&id=29217

 

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Conozca cómo Daniel Ortega preparó el fraude electoral

As I had written in many other a Nicaragua forum over the past two years, I consider it a grand embarassment for Jimmy Carter to have put his stamp of approval on the farcical Nicaraguan presidential election two years ago.  He was fooled by Ortega and other Sandinistas in 1979 when they claimed they would have a constitutional coalition government and run fair elections.  Yet in 2006 Carter personally approved of the same exact person pulling the same trick over on him once again.  In any case, I am posting to share the following piece, that I read in a Spanish-language Nicaragua mailing list.  The situation as described appears to be so hopelessly corrupt and simply dishonest that Westerners have to think, "Can the Sandinistas really be as bad as he says?  How could anyone even within their own party accept a situation like that?"   I never would have believed it before I

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The Cost of Animals in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

When I previously lived in Nicaragua, I found that dogs and horses were rarely free.  And any dog of a known breed was quite expensive.  Here in Costa Rica, dogs and even horses are often free.  Not the very best ones, of course, but we've got a golden retriever who was free, no major problems.  Tomorrow we're visiting a horse that is free; maybe we'll get some pictures up here if we like it, or even if we don't.  I never heard of anything like this in Nicaragua.  Indeed, although I bought quite a few dogs and a horse in Nicaragua, I always found out later that the animals had had problems - sick, injured, unable to bark at strangers, etc. 

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Solar energy class in Costa Rica and online

While I'm not a big fan personally of confusing "credits" with learning, I suppose it is possible that the two could happen together.  Anyhow, this might be your chance if you are in college in the US. -Peter

MGA

Is everything peaceful in Managua today or is there really a little bit of rioting going on?

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Soviet-Made Transport

Soviet-Made Transport

Old-school, Nicaraguan-style farm truck - this originally was an army vehicle, but also was well-suited for everything civilian. Transport, Soviet-made and imported in the 80s.

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Coffee Season in Central America

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Coffee Season in Central America

Coffee Season in Central America  -- these are ripe Nicaraguan coffee beans, ready to be depulped

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Volunteer Job as caretaker in Managua at Quaker House

Quaker House is looking for an energetic, friendly, organized native English speaker to work as a part-time caretaker. It's a friendly atmosphere and you get to meet interesting people who come to Nicaragua as visitors, through sister city groups, and delegations. The work itself is evenings and most weekends as we have a housekeeper who is there during the day. We provide a private room, a small stipend, and a health fund. We would like a commitment of at least 6 months, preferibly a year. Contact hall.lillian@gmail.com.

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Why Central America

I don't know for sure, why Central America. I was drawn first to Mexico, and I knew I was on the right track, and now here and learning about the people who live here of all kinds and feeling that for better or worse we are Americans one and all. William Walker, Simon Bolivar, Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, Oscar Arias, all from their own unique history and in their place, me here like the others on the buses and in the hotels and houses, listening to understand what is this call that says we are all Americans even if we can hate each other and kill each other because we still love each other. The dry and the humid, for everything has its moment and its time and this is mine here with the earth and the people of America.

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