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  1. list of world's top 50 murder capitals for 2011

    And Nicaragua is NOT on it, thanks to ...(tell us why you think that is)? Nor is Costa Rica, nor Ecuador, nor Canada (of course), ... however 45 of the 50 most violent cities in the world are found on the American continent. 40 of those top 50 are in Latin America, 4 are in the USA. Here's the article from Foreign Policy that begins:
    "Living in Latin America, it seems, can be hazardous to your health. A combination of drugs, organized crime, and governments that are, at times, ...
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  2. Day 5 through 9, the rest of the story.

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    Day 5 started out much of the same in Matagalpa. Me sitting on my deck drinking coffee, catching up on emails, and taking in the sights and sounds of Matagalpa. I am pretty sure there isnít a better way to start the day. I was going to head to Esteli in the afternoon and wanted to see the coffee museum before I left. I took off on foot to the central part of town. ViaNica had said that the museum was one block south of park Morazon. I circled all blocks south of the park and went even further south
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  3. Day 3 and 4 in Nicaragua

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    Day 3 started with sitting on my motel balcony drinking coffee and checking email, a perfect start for me. I headed off to La Dalia at about 0830 to meet up with Doug and holy crap what a beautiful drive. As I got out of Matagalpa I started noticing a lot of people hitch hiking. I use to hitch hike a lot growing up in Montana but I am really careful with whom I pick up. I finally stopped and picked up a women that was probably 50 and promtly explained that I do not speak a lot of spainish but it
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  4. My first two days in Nicaragua

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    I arrived Managua at 2045 in the evening and headed straight to the motel. I put my bags away and went outside on the balcony to have a smoke. There was an American already there and we got to chatting. He pretty much explained that the only reason he and a couple of his friends comes to Nicaragua is for the women. Paid women that is. I thought oh boy, what kind of motel am I in. It turns out the motel was very nice with no issues.

    The next morning the motel gave me a ride to the car
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  5. My first two days in Nicaragua

    I arrived Managua at 2045 in the evening and headed straight to the motel. I put my bags away and went outside on the balcony to have a smoke. There was an American already there and we got to chatting. He pretty much explained that the only reason he and a couple of his friends comes to Nicaragua is for the women. Paid women that is. I thought oh boy, what kind of motel am I in. It turns out the motel was very nice with no issues.

    The next morning the motel gave me a ride to the car ...
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