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Devastating Interview with Rafael Solis, Exiled Nicaraguan Supreme Court Justice

(Confidencial) Former Supreme Court judge Rafael Solis spoke for 54 minutes before the cameras of the weekly television news show Esta Semana (broadcast from Costa Rica), giving the reasons behind his political rupture with the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. Rafael Solis being...

Nicaragua and the Trap of a Civil War

Daniel Ortega wants a civil war. Of all the possible scenarios to put an end to the tragedy that Nicaragua lives, it is the only one that can assure his permanence in power. In all the others, his leaving is certain. “Surely, the darkness of...

Nicaraguans fear return to civil war past

When still just 16, Alvaro Gomez fought with revolutionary forces against a US-backed dictatorship during the Nicaraguan civil war. Alvaro Gomez lost a leg fighting for Sandinista revolutionaries against the Somoza dictatorship. INTI OCON, AFP He lost comrades and a leg after he was hit by...

Only Women and Children Live in This War-Torn Villa

Carrying a machete and food basket, an Emberá Katío woman levels a penetrating gaze at the photographer. The villagers of La Puria follow traditional subsistence, hunting game and practicing small-scale horticulture. Photograph by Iván Valencia In Colombia’s mountainous northwest, three hours’ walk from the closest...

Who Where The Filibusteros (Those Yankee Invaders)?

Q COSTA RICA, by Mitzi Stark. Outside of Central America few people know about the invasion of William Walker and his filibustero army in 1856. Or that it was the Costa Rican army that routed them and guaranteed independence for the five republics. William Walker,...

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