Managua Local Customs

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    Protest

    by JessieLang Written Mar 28, 2015

    There is a tent city with 70 inhabitants living in very poor conditions, but they are NOT homeless. They are protesting the use of pesticides in sugar cane fields—around 8,000 people have died from exposure to them. The protesters have been living in this field instead of their own homes for 6 years, and they have made some progress—workers now have medical care and pensions. Carmen is the national head of the protest, and she is a very brave woman. She gets regular threats.

    Their tents are located just a few blocks from the new cathedral

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    The big yellow trees

    by JessieLang Written Mar 28, 2015

    The government is erecting a large number of yellow metal trees along the streets in Managua as a symbol of the city. They are attractive, but Nicaragua isn’t a rich country and each tree costs about $6,000.

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    Trash Everywhere

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jun 30, 2008

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    Nicaragua was the 53rd country of the world I have visited and nowhere else have I seen so much litter, although some other Central American countries are almost as bad. Trash is virtually everywhere - tons of it - paper, plastic and more, along rural roads, on city streets and in open fields. This eyesore is very distracting and is probably a health hazard as well.

    I did see a billboard or two encouraging people not to litter, and on one city street I saw a man with a wheelbarrel and shovel, cleaning out the gutters. I also saw able bodied people, young and old, carelessly tossing trash onto the street. It will take an enormous effort and perhaps a whole new national mindset to clean up Nicaragua.

    Trash on a Typical City Street of Nicaragua Trash in the Gutters and Potholes in the Sidewalks Trash across from the National Government Building

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    Carnaval Nicaragua 2002/...

    by isolanthui Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Carnaval Nicaragua 2002
    / when: 08/03/2002 2:00pm
    / where: nuevo centro de Managua, Carretera a Masaya
    / more info (in spanish): http://www.carnavalnica.com

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