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Nicaragua

Posts from our travels in Nicaragua

Murals in Nicaragua

Murals in Nicaragua

There is a rich tradition in Nicaragua for painted Murals. After the Sandinista revolution they were used as a means of communication. They were a way to reach the population, a large part of who did not read or write. They would have themes such as health, literacy, revolution and politics. A lot of the... continue reading

Border hopping in Nicaragua

The sins of my youth finally caught up with me. I had done pretty well outrunning them, head down, full-speed ahead, don’t look down. But, as I found myself hanging off a nine foot wall at the border separating Costa Rica from Nicaragua, shouting no puedo, no puedo at my disgusted guide, Wiley Coyote had... continue reading

Post-election violence in Nicaragua

There were violent clashes in Nicaragua Thursday, November 10th. A total of seven civilians were killed and forty-seven police hospitalised as rival political groups clashed and attacked the police, who have also been accused of colluding in violent attacks. El Nuevo Diaro is reporting that three Sandanista supporters from a single family were executed in... continue reading
Election Night in Nicaragua

Election Night in Nicaragua

We spent election day, Sunday the 6th, in Granada, Nicaragua. Then travelled to Managua the following day. The night before, the most prominent signs of the election were to be found hung outside bars and liquor stores – the government had banned sales of alcohol from 6pm Saturday night and people needed reminding. Otherwise there... continue reading