Category Archives: Nicaragua

Central American Nights

On a hot and sticky late afternoon I walk along Lake Managua, looking at water gray and dead as downtown rubble left by the 1972 earthquake. I assume the lucky fish have died and those left are contaminated. Sweating and tired I turn and walk to the nearby Piano Bar and begin ordering two Victoria […]

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Spring Break in Cuba

In the twilight of their lives the once-intransigent Castro brothers, Fidel and Raul, have begun behaving in at least moderately encouraging ways. Fidel recently summoned writer Jeffery Goldberg of The Atlantic magazine and told him President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran was outrageous for demanding the destruction of Israel and a nincompoop for continuing to insist […]

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Alexis Arguello Explains

This story is part of the collection “Death in the Ring”

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