Saturday, April 28, 2007

Nicaragua: bus related photos or just old ones

Here are the first two photos I took in Nicaragua. Heaven knows why I hadn´t posted them yet. The first one is Mary and Ted Andersen, in Nicaragua with the Mission of Peace delegation, and Charito (Cheryl Avery), the director of Project Chacocente. They are in her favorite restaurant in Granada, Nicaragua. After we ate there, we went to Mombacho, a volcano. Here is me and Isaac, my host brother, on the bus taking us up the steep road to the crater.

And bus related: the view of Volcano Masaya from the bus as I see it when I take the bus route to Huembes market on the way home from work; an example of the interior decorating of busses here(this is pretty modest), and an example of how incredibly crowded busses routinely are. Only one of my daily 6 busses is this crowded, though: the one taking folks to their jobs in the nearby sweatshop, where Isaac´s uncle has worked for 15 years. People work 10 to 12 hour days with no break except 45 minutes or an hour to eat lunch. Totally barbaric, inhumane, and unjust. If your reaction is to boycott, please instead or in addition make your outrage known with a letter to the company or something.

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