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Reflection on the Economy of Nicaragua and Economic Development

The preceding article was posted at 1:14 AM EST, the time that my flight was scheduled to take off from Nicaragua. This article was posted at 5:43 AM EST, the estimated landing time in Ft. Lauderdale. Originally I had envisioned … Continue reading

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Retrospective on the Economy of Nicaragua and Economic Development

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This post is being cross-posted on my Economics blog, The Economics Of … . It was written in 2015 but I delayed publishing it until I completed my service. As a Small Business Development Volunteer, I naturally find myself asking myself questions like … Continue reading

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Nueva Segovia

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When you are Peace Corps Volunteer in a foreign country sometimes that country can become your whole world. It seems very big, with so much to explore and visit. From time to time I certainly feel that way about Nicaragua, … Continue reading

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First Rain

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The climate here in Nicaragua is not like the climate in most of the US. In the US, although we have rainier and drier seasons, no one would be surprised if it rained on any given day of the year. … Continue reading

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We Want You to Work with the Nicaraguan LGBTQ Community!

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Despite getting rejected from the Volunteer magazine with my visionary monorail plan, that same edition I did have an op-ed published related to my work in the Nicaraguan LGBTQ community and the Volunteer group I am a founding member of: … Continue reading

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A Goodbye to Cerro Negro

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Reaching New Heights

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  I think that if I started the Peace Corps over again I would express a desire for a smaller site. Not too too small, but certainly smaller than León, and without so many foreign travelers, volunteers, NGO’s, and university … Continue reading

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Indigenous Weavers of El Chile

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Last week in Nicaragua (all over the world, I suppose) was Semana Santa, and I got a little time to do some of my last travels through Nicaragua. I took the occasion to visit a small community outside of Matagalpa … Continue reading

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El Niño Hiatus

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My most loyal readers have surely realized that I have not posted much lately. Things are hot and dusty here in León right now. Unfortunately, El Niño is walloping Nicaragua and much of Central America. A lot of communities are … Continue reading

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Volcano Logistics

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I’m sure that before long it will be time for me to write wrap-up articles about my time in Nicaragua and one of those may be a list of the volcanoes that I climbed and did various other activities on … Continue reading

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