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  • 'Danielismo': The cult of Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua

     
    Since resuming the presidency, Ortega has visited Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadineyad, where he said "the revolutions of Iran and Nicaragua are almost twins." Ortega's government has sought to silence political...
  • A Chamorro wins journalism prize -- again

     
    Thirty-three years after his father was awarded the prestigious Maria Moors Cabot journalism prize, Carlos Fernando Chamorro has received the same honor. The veteran Nicaraguan journalist said he was "overwhelmed and humbled" and inspired to redouble...
  • When it paid to photograph hard truth

    When it paid to photograph hard truth
    < The 10 photographers in "Engaged Observers," opening June 29 at the Getty Museum, are at once storytellers, witnesses, advocates for justice, investigative journalists, consciousness raisers, evidence gatherers and educators. They're also something...
  • Nicaragua: A hike up the active volcano Concepcion

    Nicaragua: A hike up the active volcano Concepcion
    On the road south from the international airport in Managua, Nicaragua swooshes by, unfurling in buzzing, humid green. Fields of swaying banana trees recede from the road in rows, the shaggy fronds bouncing against a searing blue sky. I look south toward...
  • Planning your trip to Nicaragua

    THE BEST WAY TO OMETEPE, NICARAGUA From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Managua is offered on Continental, Delta, American, TACA, Copa and Spirit. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $309. Ferries to Ometepe leave from San Jorge, about an...
  • Book review: 'Banana Republican' by Eric Rauchway

    Book review: 'Banana Republican' by Eric Rauchway
    You remember Tom Buchanan, of course — sometime Yale football star and war hero and, most important, a relatively minor, yet pivotal, character in "The Great Gatsby." In F. Scott Fitzgerald's revered novel he is presented as a boor and a blunderer...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Book review: 'Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War'

    Book review: 'Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War'
    Revolution The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War Deb Olin Unferth Henry Holt: 212 pp., $24 In the 1980s, Central America was astir with civil unrest, in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua. While nation-states and their proxies intervened...
  • Book review: 'The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry'

    Book review: 'The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry'
    The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry An Anthology Edited by Ilan Stavans Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 729 pp., $50 Here's the answer to a hypothetical "Jeopardy" query: "Who are Pablo Neruda and, um…?" And now, the question:...
  • Countries where dollars go the distance

    Longing for an out-of-country excursion but feeling a little poor because you have only dollars in your pocket? Relax. Even with the fast-eroding value of the dollar against other currencies, you still can find international destinations where your buck...
  • Readers pack in nominees for overrated destinations

    There's just no accounting for taste. When we asked readers to talk about the places they visited but thought were overrated, the results amazed us. Can someone really dislike the Grand Canyon? Yes. In fact, two readers did. Others registered their...