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Los costarricenses celebraron una marcha en solidaridad con los refugiados nicaragüenses el 25 de agosto de 2018. Alrededor de 500.000 nicaragüenses viven en Costa Rica y, a medida que se acentúa la crisis en el país, cada día llegan más. Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate

Las remesas podrían mantener viva a la insurgencia en Nicaragua

Los emigrantes de Nicaragua envían más de mil millones de dólares a su país cada año. Este dinero ha ejercido un papel cambiante en la política interna: primero impulsó el régimen de Ortega; ahora sustenta las revueltas contra él.
Costa Ricans held a march in solidarity with Nicaraguan refugees on Aug. 25, 2018. An estimated 500,000 Nicaraguans live in Costa Rica, with more arriving daily as crisis in the country deepens. Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate

Migrant money could be keeping Nicaragua’s uprising alive

Nicaraguan migrants send over US$1 billion home each year. This money has played a changing role in domestic politics – first boosting the Ortega regime and, now, sustaining the uprising against him.
El presidente venezolano Hugo Chávez ayudó mucho a financiar los programas sociales de Ortega en Nicaragua; Ortega aparece aquí conmemorando el tercer aniversario de la muerte de Chávez, en el 2016. Reuters/Marco Bello

El petróleo venezolano provoca el auge y caída del régimen de Ortega en Nicaragua

El petróleo venezolano impulsó la economía de Nicaragua y financió muchos programas sociales de Ortega. Con Venezuela en crisis, concluyó la entrada de petróleo y también el apoyo a Ortega.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was a major financier of Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega, seen here at a 2016 commemoration on the third anniversary of the socialist leader’s death. Reuters/Marco Bello

Venezuelan oil fueled the rise and fall of Nicaragua’s Ortega regime

Cheap Venezuelan oil boosted Nicaragua's economy and funded President Daniel Ortega's many anti-poverty programs. With Venezuela in crisis, the oil has dried up – as has support for Ortega's regime.
Some say coddled kids need to be taught how to persevere through setbacks and disappointments. 'Flower' via www.shutterstock.com

What’s behind America’s insistence on instilling grit in kids?

One of the newest trends in education is teaching students how to develop grit. But what's even meant by 'grit'? And what if grit means something different for everyone?

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