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    Nicaragua Daily update ⋅ November 24, 2020
    At least 17 dead, 25 injured in truck crash in Nicaragua Xinhua
    MANAGUA, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- A passenger truck plunged off a road in Nicaragua's Montanita area about 15 km from the Waslala urban area on ...

    Passenger truck crash kills at least 17 in Nicaragua - Yahoo News
    At least seventeen killed in road traffic collision in Nicaragua - Big News Network
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    IOM Scales Up Response as Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras Face Consequences of Two ... ReliefWeb
    IOM will continue to increase its support in coming days. "Today, our attention is directed towards Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and other affected ...

    Back-to-back hurricanes exacerbate poverty in Nicaragua - The Tico Times
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    Help Central America hurricane victims CNN
    Palm trees blow as Nicaragua braces for Iota's landfall on November 16 in Puerto Cabezas. (CNN) Hurricane Iota slammed into an already storm- ...

    Nicaragua restores 95% electricity service Prensa Latina
    Managua, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) After the damages caused by Hurricane Iota a week ago, Nicaragua has restored 95% of the electricity system, ...

    The Way of the Politician in Nicaragua Havana Times
    They say that, in Nicaragua, instead of speaking about political culture, we should use the expression “political un-culture”. This is because our ...

    Special Report: Ortega media enrich his family, entrench his hold on Nicaragua SaltWire Network
    By Drazen Jorgic and Ismael Lopez. MANAGUA (Reuters) - In early 2010, Nicaragua's Canal 8, an independent television network, had a new owner.

    Nicaraguan government wishes Nicolas Maduro a happy birthday Prensa Latina
    'Much affection, and all the recognition and respect from our people, from the Nicaraguan families, and from Nicaragua, blessed and always free, in a ...

    Battered by storms, Central Americans struggle to survive amid COVID-19 PBS NewsHour
    Hurricane Iota slammed Nicaragua's east coast last week, with wind gusts of 155 miles an hour, homes pulverized into piles of lumber, streets flooded.

    Canton police, citizens help hurricane victims in Central America FOX 5 Atlanta
    There's extreme poverty in [Nicaragua] and that's why this is so devastating. It's like going back ten years because they have nowhere to go now," said ...

    SA family sending aid to Honduras after two Category 4 hurricanes devastate Central America KSAT San Antonio
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio family who spent three years in Honduras is working hard to help people across that country, Nicaragua and ...

    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Nothing in a Prensa this morning.

    All poor people.
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    "An old East German IFA military vehicle converted for hauling passengers . . ."

    Manufactured by IFA (Industrieverband Fahrzeugbau = "Industrial Association for Vehicle Construction") from 1952 to 1964. Probably had 50 yrs service in Nicaragua.
    In a mountainous region affected by the recent hurricanes, so the base of the road was likely unstable. A tragedy.

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    Almost got creamed myself yesterday by a semi passing a bicycle cart in what used to be a no-passing zone. Life is cheap in Nic. MTI is a public health hazard.

    "Support mental health or I'll break your head"

    ...with a 6 foot stick and mask and gloves....

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    Supposedly, the brakes failed.

    But,, as anyone who has driven on muddy Nica roads will tell you, it's like skiing .
    You don't make any abrupt turns. Inertia rules.

    Nor do you step on the brakes too hard. See "inertia rules" above.

    That is an interesting looking truck.

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    If someone wants a higher resolution pic,, give me your email in a PM.

    It looks like the truck was already overturned when it came to an abrupt stop occasioned by hitting two trees head on.

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