Sunday, August 29, 2004


The weirdest thing about an article today in the Washington Post about expatriate Americans moving to Central America is not that gringos are "attracted by the cheap land and household help, the sunny climate, the easy flights back to the United States and the improving infrastructure." That makes complete sense.

Rather it is the mention that Tomás Borge -- Sandinista founder -- is now the president of Nicaragua's national tourism commission. This must be a legislative commission, but the article doesn't note that, and makes him sound like the most important tourist official in Nicaragua -- which is probably bad news for that country.

Afterword: Okay, I checked on the Nicaraguan assembly website, and it turns out he is in fact the head of a legislative commission. I guess it's better that he's in tourism than, say, in the Defense and Interior commissions.

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