Following this post are several pictures from my Witness for Peace trip in June of 2003. For more info on WFP, see:
Nicaragua is a beautiful but poor country with a tragic history, with many of its darker chapters having been written by the US. Nica reminds me, in may ways, of our own Eastern Kentucky, only to an extreme - taller mountains, more drastic poverty, more villainous antagonists, more striking beauty.
My visit made me wish to one day visit Nicaragua again, perhaps to hike across her pleasant countryside. I just hope to do so in a day when justice has been meted out and wrongs righted.