- Where to Go
- The Best of Nicaragua
- Nicaragua’s Best Surfing
- Hiking Nicaragua’s Ring of Fire
- Nicaraguan Arts & Crafts
- Nicaragua’s Great Green North
- Sportfishing in Nicaragua
- Down the Río San Juan
- Nicaragua’s Celebrations & Fiestas
- Volunteering in Nicaragua
- Diving & Snorkeling in Nicaragua
- Managua’s Revolutionary Driving Tour
Street vendors are out before 6 a.m. every day hawking the various daily papers, but you can often pick one up in most corner stores. La Prensa (www.laprensa.com.ni) was so aggressively anti-Somoza in the 1970s, the dictator allegedly had the editor, Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, assassinated. Not long after the revolution, La Prensa turned anti-Sandinista and remains anti-Danielista to this day. In the days before an election, La Prensa typically runs a regular series of “flashback” articles recalling the atrocities of the Contra war in the 1980s and dredging up every unresolved Sandinista scandal available.
El Nuevo Diario (www.elnuevodiario.com.ni) offers competing coverage of local news and events, sometimes with a New York Post–ish tabloidy spin.
International papers and magazines are sold in Managua at the Casa de Café, a kiosk on the first floor of the Plaza Metrocentro, and in the lobbies of the major hotels.
Created in 1981 to spread the news about the revolution to the English-speaking world, Envío (www.envio.org.ni) remains an interesting print and online magazine, providing “information and analysis of Nicaragua from Nicaragua.”
HECHO (www.hechomagazine.com) is a gorgeously designed, thoughtful Managua-based magazine, created in 2009 to celebrate Nicaraguan culture and art; HECHO is a great resource for live music and event information.
© Randall Wood & Joshua Berman from Moon Nicaragua, 4th Edition