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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    Yes, it's quiet everywhere.
    PriceSmart is quiet,, Sinsa,, the ayudantes fight over helping you.

    Mejia Godoy's restaurant across from the Crowne Plaza,, an eyesore, trashed with no signage...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    " . . The game is on. Will the 4th Fleet get orders to sail from Jacksonville, for a Mexican stand-off over Venezuela? "


    Maybe,, there has been talk of a naval blockade for quite...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    This article in La Prensa

    https://www.laprensa.com.ni/2019/03/24/suplemento/la-prensa-domingo/2536000-freddy-quezada-daniel-ortega-es-ficha-de-estados-unidos


    and another recent in Havana...
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    Re: Google News, March 21, 2019

    He and Beto O'Rourke have equal chances.
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    Re: Tiny house in JAX

    You should try a sailboat . . ..
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    "The Check Is In The Mail"

    Correos de Nicaragua will deliver it shortly


    Reminds me of the one time I sent a small package to Nicaragua via normal post. It was sent to a friend's Correos de...
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    No Power Again in Condega

    and all three cajeros were out of cash.
    All three are located in the front of the Pali,, a completely disgusting place with narrow aisles and dim lighting.

    You have access to the cajeros only...
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    Re: Cops Everywhere!! OMG

    God,, there is NOTHING in the world worse than a greasy butt.
    I can't imagine how the girls in La Esperanza keep their cracks clean.
    Especially the hairy ones.


    I think that I have just...
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    Re: Cops Everywhere!! OMG

    Exactly what I need!
    But I was hoping to pay less than $1K.

    That's a lit of Charmin.
    I shudder to think what the TP in China is like
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    Cops Everywhere!! OMG

    Managua full of every flavor of police,, I've never seen so many. They must have bussed them in from --'everywhere.

    Tomorrow will be really interesting. The Euros are on the cusp of...
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    The Airport-X Managua

    Our second stay here. At $36 including taxes with my "Genius" discount on Booking.com it's one third the price of the Camino Real. That price includes breakfast for two.
    The modest tax of $6.11...
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    Re: Google News, March 8, 2019

    " ...This move was so rushed, it smells like Cuba is orchestrating the whole show in order to salvage what they can as Venezuela implodes. ..."

    Bolton smells blood.
    If Venezuela...
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    Re: Google News, March 8, 2019

    Is that 7GB available EVERY DAY or just some days.
    Seems like I always see it on Sundays.

    I have some monthly plan,, normally it meets my needs. There is a data limit,, but it's generous.
    ...
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    Re: Google News, March 8, 2019

    They had been talking about that but I understood that they put it off,, for reconsideration in May?

    Best to report the minimum based in what is happening in CR. It's not unreasonable to assume...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    When I said "leave", I meant leave Nicaragua with his family. If he stays he'll be endless trouble, as he was after losing to Violetta Chamorro.

    Albanisa will be a repeat of the first piñata. ...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    What it is truly all about. A good bargain would be to let Ortega and family leave with his $2.5 billion. The promise of the revolution might finally be realized . .

    Or not.
    Another ladron...
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    Re: No Ortega?

    All of the above supports my premise that NOW is a fascinating time to be in Nicaragua.

    I see more stony faces as I drive the last 6km of dirt road to the farm, but generally, if u wave,, they...
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    Re: No Ortega?

    Did you get any anti-gringo expressions while you were still here?

    Either from the police or from the protestors?

    There are two things happening here:

    1. Ortega is trying to maintain...
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    Re: No Ortega?

    " . . .And here in Nicaragua there'll be no shortage of rum, smokes, women, and, I expect, food. . . "

    True.
    In the campo there is still a lot of barter.
    Cuajada for corn, even labor is...
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    Re: No Ortega?

    More like a wedgie.
    $100 million is probably cheap to make a statement, leveraged with the failure of the canal, worth more.
    Taiwan has to be little careful though,, or they will wind up like...
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    Re: No Ortega?

    OK,, we know the economy is going to tank, and it is going to be a longer dump than I originally had thought.

    Quite honestly, I don't think that the dialog will have much to do with where...
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    Re: No Ortega?

    He's not serious. He can look at Maduro's economy and see that a broken country is no guarantee of his exit as long as he maintains police and army loyalty.

    We're in for a long ride.

    It...
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    Re: Manuel Guillén's cartoons 2019

    Maybe. But his personal security guard is Cuban.
    If Maduro goes, Cuba goes back to the days after the fall of the Soviet Union. Hard times.

    With Albanisa sanctioned, and enjoying a monopoly on...
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    Re: Back in Granada

    Sadly, Omnetepe fell out of the schedule. We're driving around with my daughter and her husband. They want to spend a couple days on the farm,, never enough time.

    Temps have been moderate,,...
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    Back in Granada

    On a Sat night,, big crowds, lively, but hotels empty. Stayed at the Hotel Colon,, 2 other rooms rented.
    Hotel Granada,, dinner, 4 hotel guests, we were the only diners at the restaurant. Big...
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