PHOTO GALLERY Marcha para la Paz … Rally for Peace & Justice, Leon, Nicaragua

Some photos of the huge, and peaceful, opposition march in Leon on May 19th.

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This was a national march, held in Leon, to urge Daniel Ortega to resign

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It was peaceful … Fue todo pacifico

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Families and children … Familias con sus niños

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The mothers of some of the students killed were present … Los madres de los muertos, presente!

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Wow! What a photo!

 

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They came by bus, by moto, and by horse & cart … Hasta que vinieron en caballos!

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The people won’t forgive the government for the 65 deaths of the last month

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Being Leon, there had to be a dancing Gigantona

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Resign now! With a drawing of the student leader Lester Aleman who told Daniel Ortega to his face that he should leave power

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Passing the CUUN student union that was burnt on April 19th. The murals show four students who were murdered by the government in 1959, History repeats itself …                               Pasando el edificio quemado del CUUN, quemado en los primeros dias

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They wanted to bury us…they didn’t realise that we were seeds

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Dusk, arriving in Sutiaba …. Llegando a la iglesia de Sutiaba

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Sutiaba residents waiting outside their houses …

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Interesting! Que vivan las religiosas comprometidas con su gente

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OK maybe time to go home!  Los jovenes si les gustan los morteros!

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Gallery: Las Peñitas, a beautiful Nicaraguan beach & fishing village

Sunset at Las Peñitas beach

Sunset at Las Peñitas beach

Dusk over the estuary

Dusk over the estuary

Still morning

Still morning

Gutting the catch

Gutting the catch

Dawn on the beach

Dawn on the beach

Grandpa, mending the nets

Grandpa, mending the nets

Shower door, Barca de Oro hotel

Shower door, Barca de Oro hotel

Sopa de Ponche on Sundays

Sopa de Ponche on Sundays (crab soup)

Las Rocas at Las Peñitas

Las rocas at Las Peñitas

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

A heron stalks breakfast

A heron stalks breakfast

Community tourism

Community tourism

A good catch

A good catch

A hint of black and white

A splash of colour

And a splash of colour

 

 

Gallery: Birds on Costa Rica trip ; Pajaros en viaje recien a Costa Rica

Yellow bird eating

Feeding on insects

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Hummingbird with tongue extended

Purple humming bird on branch

Purple hummingbird

Mummingbird coming towards

Hummingbird in flight

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‘Poor mans umbrella’

Little brown bird

Costa Rican Sparrow?

Yellow window bird from behind

Terrific to be able to get close to these little ones…

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Catching the forest sunlight

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Collared Redstart (Adult)

 

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Adolescent collared redstart. You can tell the adolescents as they use brillcream on their tufty heads

Yellow plant & river

Forest vegetation

 

Gallery: Easter in Leon / Semana Santa en Leon

San Benardino day, in San Francisco church

Monday before Easter

 

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A week before Easter

Easter choir boys

Youth assembly

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Making the sawdust carpets

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Sawdust Jesus

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A Living Tableau

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Sawdust carpets attract lots of visitors

Youth in the Church

Youth still very active in the Church, unlike in the UK

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Night processions

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Procession for San Bernadino

Monday of Easter week

On the route of the procession

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Street shrine

Street shrine with band

Tableua, ancient & modern

Tableau, Ancient & Modern

Black candles for San Bernadino

Black candles for the black saint San Bernadino

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