Archive | November, 2010

Legend of the manatee

The manatee statue lived by the shore and beckoned the gentle beasts to the lagoon each winter. They answered the call of their ancestors, the ones who had created the statue. It is said that statue would turn away from the sea sending the manatees away, and would later turn to face the sea, calling […]

Monkey Point

Someone once described Monkey Point as what they imagined Christopher Columbus saw when his boat landed in the New World. No cars, no roads and no power lines. Huts built from materials cut from the jungle, heart-stopping sunsets and secluded beaches where you are guaranteed not to find footsteps other than yours. The village has […]

Prevention campaign against Leptospirosis

A epidemic of leptospirosis is spreading in Nicaragua. For the moment the only reported cases are on the Pacific side around Leon, but since it is spreading fast, the Nicaraguan government has decided to act. The MinSa (Ministry of Health) has launched a campaign against leptospirosis. Unfortunately, it seems that they forgot to train the […]

Autonomy day

Gracias Autonomy day came and Autonomy day went…and the message from the politicians and radio hosts on stage during the celebration in the park was we need to fight for autonomy (wasn’t that tried 25 years ago?). They held a march for autonomy downtown chanting slogans and displaying signs and culminating with the burning […]