Some time in the 17th century, a vessel carrying enslaved people from the west coast of Africa ran aground near the Caribbean island of St Vincent, close enough to shore that the survivors swam to land, disposed of their captors and settled alongside the Indigenous Carib-Arawak people, who already offered a safe haven to runaway slaves from other islands. The Afro-Indigenous culture that resulted came to be known as ‘Garifuna’ (meaning ‘Black Carib’). Their language derives from that of the Arawak, a people whose pre-Colombian origin is in the Orinoco River basin in Venezuela.
July 19, 2022
Dan Kovalik was here in Masaya on Saturday and has just recorded this video to mark July 19th, the day the Sandinistas took power in Nicaragua in 1979, after the US-supported dictator Anastasio Somoza fled the country two days earlier.
March 3, 2022
A debate with William Robinson, University of California, Santa Barbara, Sociology professor and author of books such as “Faustian Bargain” about Nicaragua, hosted by TheAnalysis.