Tag Archives: Managua

I Went to Jail

You may have noticed that I have not posted in two weeks or so…

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Re-Opening the Rum Case

Back in May I wrote a brief ethical examination on Nicaraguan rum. The problem is that the workers in the sugar cane (sugar cane being the main ingredient in rum) fields are dying of kidney failure at very young ages. So … Continue reading

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Las Pilas-El Hoyo

One of the projects that I have been working on nearly my entire time in León is business advising for a rural tourism cooperative. In January I proposed to them the idea of offering a full moon hike to Las … Continue reading

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Vacation Recap

Around a week ago I explained my relative blogging hiatus through the occasion of a vacation – my parents and friends were consecutively in Nicaragua. I’ve just completed a series of posts about the stops on my trip, and I’m … Continue reading

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The Lion’s Den

After showing my parents Colonial Disney World, it was only fitting for me to bring them to the Lion’s Den, León. On our agenda were: The boiling mud pits of San Jacinto (some of my mom’s photos below) Going up … Continue reading

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National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition

Last Wednesday through Friday was the National Entrepreneurship Congress and Competition, which is the culmination of a year of work for Small Business Development Volunteers, teachers, and students all around Nicaragua. I didn’t have a team competing. My students had … Continue reading

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A Requiem for Matagalpa

This last week and a half I’ve felt like I’m back at my old job. Last Monday I pulled a round trip to Managua to work on a few talks I would be giving later in the week. On Tuesday I … Continue reading

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Nagarote

Nagarote is a town halfway in between León and Managua. It is on the far side of Lake Managua (with Managua being on the near side). I went there today with my soon to depart site-mate, Chelsea, who used to … Continue reading

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Departmental Competition

Yesterday morning was the Departmental Entrepreneurship Competition. This was the culmination of a lot of planning on my and my counterparts’ parts, a series of local competitions, and hard work on the part of 11 teams of students from municipalities … Continue reading

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Momotombo

Momotombo is basically the national symbol of Nicaragua. It is a perfectly shaped conical volcano on the banks of Lake Managua. It is the centerpiece of the national emblem of Nicaragua. I don’t know what inspirations Tolkien took for Mt. … Continue reading

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