Nicaragua: Resources














A list of links to reports, organizations, resource centers, media centers, published books, and videos to deepen your understanding of past and present issues within Nicaragua.


Fair Trade in Nicaragua

Plan Puebla Panama Primer

Central American Free Trade Agreement

The following books paint a good portrait of Nicaragua, and we encourage you to pick one or more up. Several are available through Global Exchange; many more will be available at your local library. Think of these titles as a guideline. The more you read about Nicaragua before you go, the better prepared you will be for your trip!

General History

Nicaragua Handbook
Baker, Christopher P. (California: Moon Travel Handbooks, 1997)

Nicaragua Without Illusions: Regime Transition and Structural Adjustment in the 1990's
Walker, Thomas W. (Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources. Inc., 1997.)

Harvesting change: labor and agrarian reform in Nicaragua, 1979-1990.
Enriquez, Laura J. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.)

The Jaguar Smiles: A Nicaraguan Journey.
Rushdie, Salman (New York: Viking, 1987.)

Canary for the World: A Nicaraguan Environmental Primer.
Mueller, Jerry

Rascally signs in sacred places: the politics of culture in Nicaragua.
Whisnant, David E. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c1995.)

Coffee Industry

Coffee, Society, and Power in Latin America.
Edited by William Roseberry, Lowell Gudmundson, Mario Samper Kutschbach. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.)

The Coffee Book: Anatomy of an Industry from Crop to the Last Drop.
Dicum, Gregory and Nina Luttinger (New York: New Press, 1999.)

States and Social Evolution: Coffee and the Rise of National Governments in Central America.
Williams, Robert G. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.)

Nicaraguan Authors

Poets of Nicaragua: a Bilingual Anthology 1918-1979.
White, Steven F. (Greensboro: Unicorn Press, 1982.)

Abide in Love
Cardenal, Ernesto. Foreword By Thomas Merton; Photographs By Mev Puleo. (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995)

Apocalypse and Other Poems.
Cardenal, Ernesto. (New York: New Directions, 1977)