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...

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 there is always...

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 in making...

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 waxing gibbous...

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 back...

Balgue, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, January 19th, 2013 The worksites today are communities we have visited every year since the expansion of the HSVMA –RAVS program in Nicaragua to include Ometepe Island: Urbaite, and Balgue. In years past we have divided into two groups to serve these...

After the usual and more-or-less expected issues of delayed flights, lost luggage, difficulties clearing customs, and out-of-service ferries, we arrived last night on Ometepe Island in good order, and ready to begin work today. The community we will visit today, La Concha, is new to...

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