Dear Daisy Zamora

(After Reading Riverbed of Memory) I admit itI am filled with guiltWe didn’t do enough back in the 80sWhen the Reaganites were determinedTo crush the RevolutionTrue, you might say, the Sandinistas were far from perfectBut…

US Subversion of Free Elections

In early November 1989, the Bush Administration brought the US candidate Violeta Chamorro to Washington for some publicity. President Bush promised “to lift the trade embargo and assist in Nicaragua’s reconstruction” if Chamorro won the…

Josie Knesel: A Woman for and with Others

Janet Oberle of the SLU Athletic Department shared the following nomination for the Mev Puleo Social Justice Award.  I am happy to know that Josie Knesel is doing good work  in Saint Louis and in Nicaragua!…

Adelante

We’ve had our chat. Now It’s time to live like saints. Leonel Rugama, Nicaragua revolutionary

Books Can Be Subversive

Somoza’s  guards burned the 10,000 volumes of the Solentiname library –from Prophets in Combat: The Nicaraguan Journal of Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga [1986]

Manifesto

Exteriorismo is a poetry created with images of the exterior world, the world we see and sense, and that is, in general, the specific world of poetry. Exteriorismo is objective poetry: narrative and anecdote, made…

July 19

“By Final Judgment of the world you should understand The destruction of injustice on earth And the reign of the Spirit of Light and Truth, that’s to say Love.” – Augusto Cesar Sandino (via Ernesto…