Selva Negra: Nicaragua’s Black Forest

Posted by Vladimir Penaloza – MA Candidate at CLACS When I started this research, I was interested in the incarceration and expropriation of assets of German nationals in Nicaragua during World War II. Once I arrived in Nicaragua and began going through the archives, I realized that the footprint of Germans in Nicaragua was muchContinue reading “Selva Negra: Nicaragua’s Black Forest”

Somoza: Not Your Average Dictator

Posted by Vladimir Penaloza – MA Candidate at CLACS at NYU Anastasio Somoza has been portrayed as a wily politician who was able to appeal to both liberals and conservatives. He was also successful in gaining recognition and support from the United States. According to Knut Walter, who wrote a seminal book on Somoza entitled TheContinue reading “Somoza: Not Your Average Dictator”

Feminist Intersections: Los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos y la Violencia Contra las Mujeres

Prior to arriving in Nicaragua, I was convinced I was going to research how women organize a pro-feminist women’s agenda to overturn restrictive reproductive rights policies. One such law that I was intent on researching was Nicaragua’s Codigo Penal, Articulo 165 that outlaws all forms of abortion, including therapeutic abortion, which means that women areContinue reading “Feminist Intersections: Los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos y la Violencia Contra las Mujeres”