“It makes us happy that we hear the men from our communities are listening to the radio and saying ‘no more violence’ and acknowledging that women have rights.” This is how Luisa Ruiz* described the change brought to her community by the “Voices of the Women of Wangki Tangni” project, which established the first radio station to focus on women’s rights in the North Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua.
We’ve been around young singles and not-so-young singles, and we’ve heard all the stories, all the complaints, and all the expectations.
Police arrested Juan Gregorio Rocha Romero, the church’s evangelical pastor; Esneyda del Socorro Orozco, the church leader; and three other people in connection with the February 21 attack.
Speaking to local press, the pastor denied that he had burned the woman, saying that she decided to burn herself because “she was demonised,” he said, adding that she had fallen into the fire after a demon had been expelled from her body.
Officially identified as the Republic of Nicaragua, the origin of the country's name is attributed to more than one source.
According to one story, it was Nicarao, an indigenous chief at the time of the Spanish invasion, for whom the Spaniards named their conquest.