America Pays the Piper, Big Time

This is the first part of presentation by Robert Parry. It is subtitled
After 28 years of drunken optimism and blind nationalism the US wakes up to a grim future

Rewriting the Book of Daniel

More Tica Times style reporting from Tim Rogers in TIME Magazine,Sept 10.08,8599,1840009,00.html

Press Freedom: Nicaragua and the U.S.

There has been quite a bit of discussion of press repression by the Nicaraguan government of late here. While this is a hard point to make without starting a "picking on the U.S." political war here again, the comparison clearly needs to be made.

Funny Article on Managua

For those visiting Managua, here is a funny article as to what to expect when looking for addresses. I have posted the article below or you may find it here

From the July 2002 issue of World Press Review (VOL. 49, No. 7)


A City of 2 Million Without a Map Oakland Ross, The Toronto Star (liberal), Toronto, Canada, April 21, 2002

Fallen leader's aim: Topple Ortega

Sitting comfortably at the head of a banquet table flanked by party loyalists, former President Arnoldo Alemán remarks on the rising cost of food as his right-hand man, a Supreme Electoral Council magistrate, serves him a generous scoop of scrambled eggs.

Energy from Nukes or Alaska Oil?

We have had quite a few "oil is the answer" and "oil isn't the answer" discussions here of late. Well, Amy Goodman interviewed Amory Lovins and the interview offers some, as would be expected, well-analyzed insights into both the future of nuclear power (none but he explains why) and talks about why more oil from Alaska is not the answer either.

Energy Storage

One of the problems with solar and wind energy, both of which are getting developed in Nicaragua, is how you store energy. The most obvious, solar, requires at least overnight storage. Well, MIT may have tne answer. An article titled 'Major discovery' from MIT primed to unleash solar revolution.

Does listening to the "right" cause violence?

a twisted person (he gets no fame from me) who was subdued by several church members after firing three rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun into the congregation.

Knoxville Police Chief Sterling P. Owen IV said yesterday morning. He, "wrote a four-page letter in which he stated his "hatred of the liberal movement," Owen said. "Liberals in general, as well as gays.""


Been there, done that, now he has the tee shirt..

"Remember all that international incident stuff when King Juan Carlos of Spain told Chávez to shut up, and the righteous world took it as a sign of the impending death to Chavismo?"

Tio Hugo on Venezuelan TV;

Best Mojado Destination

Recently, one family member tried unsuccessfully to go to the U.S. "wet" and another long-term U.S. illegal resident was deported. While I know other Nicaraguans that are in the U.S. illegally as well a others that have gone to Costa Rica illegally, I have heard there is a new destination: Spain.

Tourists vs. "I Live Here"

The Mandarin Sun has an article by Avi Richman (ok, maybe he should have changed his name) about living in Nicaragua. He is in the Peace Corps and, good or bad, he is describing some real feelings. Note that this is on of his stories with, apparently, lots more to come.

Spain gets $100/barrel Oil

Spain just signed an agreement with Venezuela that gets it 10,000 barrels per day of oil at $100/barrel cash plus "extras". The deal is described by Hemcott.

Spanish Interview w/Jarquin

When Edmundo Jarquín was in Spain he was interviewed and the interview is published here. Yes, it is in Spanish. There is some useful information (his opinion) on a financial look at Nicaragua and why it is where it is. His punchline is:
Nicaragua no es un pais pobre, es un país emprobrecido.

Real Latin American News?

I recently found a news blog called Inca Kola News that seems to offer some useful information. While it claims an Latin American focus, everything I have read so far is related to South America. Rather than political, a lot of information seems to be financial.

Putting Presidential Politics in Perspective

In the Western Hemisphere there seem to be interesting stories going on related to governmental powers. While there are more that could be considered, the issues seem to be unfolding at the same time in Bolivia, Nicaragua and the United States. How they are being dealt with, however, is very different.

Many NicaLiving members are in or from the U.S. Hopefully this comparison

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