HSVMA-RAVS Nicaragua 2013 – Day 9

El Bote, Nicaragua, January 24th, 3013 After a series of individually minor, but cumulatively time-consuming delays we arrived tonight in El Bote after about 12 hours on the road. El Bote is about as remote a place as there is on this, the Pacific side of the...

HSVMA-RAVS Nicaragua 2013- Day 8

Moyogalpa, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua January 22nd, 2013 Yesterday we worked in the village of Esquipulas, the home town of Fernando Ponce, a Nicaraguan veterinary student in the final stages of his education, and with whom we have been working for 4 years. The turnout...

HSVMA-RAVS Nicaragua 2013 – Day 7

Granada, Nicaragua January 23rd, 2013 We began the HSVMA-RAVS program in Nicaragua six years ago here in Granada in cooperation with Dr Tom Parker, a New Mexico based practitioner who has been working in Nicaragua for about 10 years, and one of the people instrumental...

HSVMA-RAVS Nicaragua 2013 – Day 5

San Pedro, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua January 21st, 2013 We arrived last night and after dinner at the home of Anibel Sanchez, an unofficial, but influential leader of this community of about 1000 people, slept out in the courtyard of the local school, with stars and...

HSVMA RAVS Nicaragua 2013 – Day 4

San Pedro, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua January 20th, 2013 La Palma is the first community we encounter in our circumnavigation of Ometepe in which almost no one has a vehicle, and virtually everyone has one or more horses (or mules). The paved road ended about 15 km...