1972 Managua Earthquake Interview (Spanish)
1972 Managua Earthquake Interview Transcript
Catholic Church's Political Role Interview (Spanish)
Catholic Church's Political Role Interview Transcript
Deforestation and Other Topics Interview (Spanish)
Deforestation and Other Topics Interview Transcript
Economics Interview (Spanish)
Economics Interview Transcript
Education Interview (Spanish)
Education Interview Transcript
ESAF Interview (Spanish)
ESAF Interview Transcript
Miscellaneous Interview Transcript
Politics Related to Investment Interview
Politics Related to Investment Interview Transcript
Mariachi Music 1
Mariachi Music 2
Mariachi Music 3
50 y 5 (Spanish Rock)
Abismo (Spanish Rock)
Apocalipsis (Spanish Rock)
M. Colon (Spanish Rock)
Organic Spanish (TR) Video Tour
Experience Nicaragua Movies
We wanted you to be able to hear what real Nicaraguans and visitors to Nicaragua think about this nation, so we interviewed three people of varying backgrounds and have presented those interviews here in in audio and in text. Most of the interviews are in Spanish--we're in Latin America, after all--so you should read the text transcript of the interview if you are not proficient in Spanish.
Our first interview was with a Nicaraguan high school professor who has been teaching French for the last 12 years. She grew up in Nicaragua and has spent the majority of her life here but has travelled abroad as well--giving her a unique perspective on Nicaragua and it's future. All interviews with her are in Spanish.
The second interview was conducted with a Cuban engineer who has been living in Nicaragua for the last 7 years and has been working as a college professor at a private Nicaraguan university. He has lived in the United States for a few years, among other places, and was consequently able to give a very down-to-earth view of Nicaragua. All interviews with him are in English.
His Excellency Miguel Obando Y Bravo, Cardinal of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua, was our third subject. He has traveled extensively in Central America throughout his lifetime and plays a very vital political role as an impartial mediator in many volatile local and international conflicts. At the time when the interview was conducted, he was in the process of mediating a doctor's strike. All interviews with the Cardinal are in Spanish.
We recorded the Mariachi music by going to a restaurant in downtown Managua and recording two of the bands as they sang at our table. Roving bands of musicians, usually consisting of two trumpets, bongo drums, an accordian, and three guitars, play three songs to the patrons for five dollars. They sing and play popular old folklore songs. Number 3 was definitely the best group -- they really knew how to jam.
Necrosis is a hard rock group from here in Managua, Nicaragua and they generously allowed us to put four of their original compositions on our site. Their songs, which are all in Spanish, usually bow to anarchist and rebellious themes. Their best song is probably Apocalipsis, which means "Apocalypse.