The Spectator


Nicaraguan Refugees Voice Their Concerns at UW

April 24, 2019

It’s been a year since the political situation in Nicaragua hit a critical low with the Ortega regime. To commemorate this and...


Sister School Struggles Amid Political Crisis

November 28, 2018

“If we have the means, then we should lend a hand how we can,” Senior Spanish and International studies major Isabeau J. Be...

From Sandinista to Orteguista: How a Revolutionary Became a Dictator

Guest Writer, Author

June 10, 2018

Nicaragua, once the safest country in Central America, has suddenly become the most volatile in a matter of days. Many reactions from outside observers revolve around a man and the revolutionary movement he once led: “Daniel Ortega? The Sandinistas? Aren’t they the heroes that overthrew a dictatorship?” The confusion is valid. From a United States ...

It Was a Long Time Coming Out of Nowhere: How Nicaragua Has Harnessed Resistance and Resilience

Guest Writer, Author

May 30, 2018

About a month and a half ago, I sat quietly in my apartment in Managua, Nicaragua surrounded by the sounds of gunshots and sirens with fear so palpable it was hard to register.  This was my reality one day after the civil unrest and government repression erupted in Nicaragua, on April 18, 2018. 40 days later, on May 29, 2018, I sit in an all too familiar coffee shop in S...

Solidarity: Seattle U Holds Space for UCA and Nicaragua

Guest Writer, Author

May 23, 2018

Nicaragua, a Central American country of 6 million people known for its Sandinista Revolution in the 1970s and 1980s, has tapped that revolutionary spirit once again. It started with protests against government mismanagement of a forest fire that damaged a crucial natural reserve, which sparked a movement that has forever changed the country. In the midst of thes...

The Week in Review- April 25, 2018

Sarah Haghi, Author

April 25, 2018

Nicaragua Protests Result in Nearly 30 Fatalities— Protests erupted throughout Nicaragua in response to President Daniel Ortega’s new social security reforms on Wednesday April 16. The reforms raise income tax while reducing benefits for Nicaraguan citizens. Centrally located in the capital of Managua, the protests have been occurring for the last seve...

Campus Ministry Leads a New Encounter

Hunter Uechi, Author

March 15, 2018

Since 2001, Seattle University has been sending students, faculty and staff on immersion experiences to the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) located in Managua, Nicaragua. After officially establishing their partnership in 2014 with a signed memorandum of understanding, Campus Ministry hosted an immersion experience with the UCA in Nicaragua two years...

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