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After I got back from my vacation and the Laguna, and the Purísima was said and done with, there were still a ton of end of year traditions that I had to partake in. December is usually one of the most comfortable … Continue reading
My article on food processing is not the only economics-related article making its way around the Peace Corps Nicaragua. Another Volunteer recently wrote a blog post about women in micro-finance in Nicaragua. I wanted to take the opportunity of my article … Continue reading
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The last Friday of every month is teacher training and planning day in Nicaragua. The acronym is TEPCE. I forget what it stands for. Monday was my departmental Competition. Wednesday was Matagalpa’s, and Thursday was Estelí’s and Madriz’s. On Thursday, … Continue reading
Posted in Logistics, Travel
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