Castaway on Nicaragua's Corn Islands

Heather Magee | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

Situated just 70 kilometers east of Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, Big and Little Corn Islands have become a mandatory stop for travelers making their way across Central America. Deserted stretches of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, lush jungle and abundant sea life make it almost irresistible to anyone passing through the region. And many people overstay. Some never leave.

How Co-Ops Are Making a Difference in Nicaragua

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Business
Canadian Co-operative Association

Nicaragua is a land of extremes: a deeply scarred paradise with placid lakes and active volcanoes; warm, welcoming people, divided by class and polarized by politics. Yet, in this divisive environment, Canadian-assisted co-ops are a unifying force, bringing people together to work for the common good.

Protesting Violence in Nicaragua

Krista O'Brien | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Impact
Krista O'Brien

The last thing we needed was a roadblock. I feel exposed -- I am a white woman in the passenger seat of a car in Nicaragua. The people of Barrio Nuevo Amanecer, in Esteli, Nicaragua, are protesting against violence in their community. Their grief is fresh because last week, a 23-year-old mother of three was murdered. Forced into prostitution by her husband, her life was taken by a john.

Sorry Greedy Developers, the Kuna Control Their Own Destiny

Mathew Mulholland | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada
Mathew Mulholland

The Kuna have denied me food and accommodation, driven me to islands I did not wish to be on, refused to answer questions and made me leave town. But I have respect for them. They have manipulated a system that has spent hundreds of years attempting to suppress them. They have maintained autonomy.

Q&A With Nicaraguan Fashion Designer Norma Gomez Saavedra | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada Style

Hailing from Nicaragua, Norma Gomez Saavedra is a fashion designer, business administrator and the creator of NINI, an original fashion line located in Managua, Nicaragua and Brazil. Two years ago, Saavedra went to Brazil to pursue her dream in fashion design.

Brewery Releases Beer In Honour Of Slain Former Employee

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- HALIFAX - A Halifax brewery is putting out a special edition of its beer in honour of a former employee who died after being sho...