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RightSide Guide Magazine is Here!

Introducing the first issue of the survival guide to the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, the RightSide Guide magazine! It’s 32 pages packed with information on activities, transport schedules, upcoming festivals and more for the Corn Islands, Bluefields, Pearl Lagoon and Greytown. This edition will be 1,000 copies and, starting in 2013, will be printed every […]

Contra rebel talks war stories

Plane was trowin bombs on us and all dem tings, dem was lookin us but cahn’t fine we…right der deh sandinista dem did lay waitin on us. Right der we lose about six men…but we cahn’t do dem noting because if you do dem anyting dem say dem was to kill out the people dem […]

Sabu’s Bay of Pigs story

There is a local socca artist from here named Sabu. Sabu says he is 70 years old but you wouldn’t guess it by watching him perform. One time I asked Sabu if he fought in the war and he said no. I was surprised so I asked him again. “You didn’t hove to fight at […]

Emelda’s story part 1

I could tell she was hesitant to tell me, but Emelda and I had become friends and I can be somewhat persistent when I feel like I am on the verge of something interesting. I had been asking about her previous jobs. She was a cook, before that a cleaner, before that she worked in […]

Jerry’s Story

“Der was 875 hole en da panga from dem shootin at we.” Jerry had been hired by a small group to carry them up Mahogany Creek. The year was ’84 or ’85 and he was already well into his thirties. The Nicaraguan civil war had reached a gruesome high point and it seemed like there […]