Saturday, June 16, 2007

No translation necessary. The U.S. is not widely admired in Nicaragua because of past actions, and the current Iraq War. Throughout Central America goods are imported from China and Korea - including most automobiles and motorcycles; Toyota cars and trucks were everywhere.

There were signs of humanitarian assistance from other countries - bridges and hospitals donated by the Japanese; Dutch schools and houses; German health clinics. The only U.S. presence seemed to be junk food related - Doritos Chips, Pepsi and Coca Cola, Oreo Cookies. I'm not sure if this is the best way to win over the hearts of Central Americans.
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