Nicaragua - Unexpected Highlights

Petra Shepherd | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Flying over Managua (Nicaragua's capital city), I'm not sure what I expected but it certainly wasn't a sea of neon reminiscent of Las Vegas or Dubai. This was to be the first of many surprises on a recent visit to this unassuming neighbour of Costa Rica, in my mind more known for its revolution and as the birthplace of Bianca Jagger.

9 Important Stories From 2016 You're Likely To Have Missed

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

We might live in an ever-more connected world, but some news still seems to pass us by. And given this year’s wall-to-wall coverage of Brexit and th...

Top Destinations for Young Solos

Cathy Winston | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Solo travel is definitely not just for 20-somethings - but there's no doubt this is the decade when people often catch the solo travel bug. Whether it's a traditional gap year or simply making the most of having fewer responsibilities, it's a great time to pack up and go.

Zika: An Opportunity for the Pro-Choice Movement in Nicaragua

Katie Silver | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Silver

In a country where direct and indirect violence is a part of everyday life for many women, the Zika virus is just another concern to add to the list. At the same time, however, it provides an unexpected but welcome opportunity for those campaigning for change.

12 Under-Reported News Stories You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The age of the 24-hour rolling news channel is one in which it would seem almost impossible to miss a beat on world events in which governments topple...

Why Volunteering Is One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Future Career

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Tracy

For the first two years of university I worked in a family run jewellers six days a week in my small hometown. It was great, my bosses were kind, and I earned lots of money which allowed me to do many things I otherwise couldn't have the following semester. But in the summer of third year I was faced with different prospects...

Food Waste - Volunteering in Nicaragua with Raleigh International

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Rebecca Tracy

I'm sure we've all seen it in our flat, house, friend or family's home. A pile of food sitting on the worktop rotting away. Or that piece of fruit that we forgot to throw out which has morphed into a blue-green furry alien.

Living Without Water - Volunteering in Nicaragua with Raleigh International

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Rebecca Tracy

At first it sounds impossible, but it's not. People do it all over the world for days and even weeks on end. I remember vividly the second week living with my host family in Nicaragua. We had a big orange carton called a "pichinga" which we filled up with water from the well at the bottom of our garden and purified with a chlorine tablet. Occasionally we would have running water from a tap to be purified.

It's Time the Anti-Abortion Lobby Owned the Ugly Truth About Abortion Prohibition

Lisa Hallgarten | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Lisa Hallgarten

Whether we are talking about the ugly reality for women in Nicaragua, the preventable death of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland, the imprisonment of Las 17 in El Salvador, the recent arrest of a woman in Chile, the painful journey of women travelling from Ireland and Northern Ireland every day, these stories shame all those who oppose safe legal abortion.

Preparing to Return to London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Earlier this year I made the decision to quit my job, and take a few months out to see the world. I love London, but a combination of things had made me exhausted with my life in the big city. I was ready to leave my comfort zone and go on some adventures!

Earth Becomes Target Practise For Passing Asteroid

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

A meteor has hit Nicaragua, leaving a crater that's around 39 feet in radius and over 16 feet deep. The impact was believed to have taken place at aro...

Five Places Backpackers Have to Visit Before the Crowds Descend

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

For as long as those with backpacks have travelled, the most enticing places to visit have been those that remain untouched by mass tourism. The places where the locals are intrigued by visitors and are happy to chat away and share their knowledge of their country and find out why you are there.

We Must Take a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling HIV and Aids

Martin Drewry | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Martin Drewry

More must be done to address the political, social and economic injustices which perpetuate vulnerability to HIV.

Hmm, Venezuela Or Nicaragua?

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK

Two countries have offered asylum to fugitive Edward Snowden, who is still holed up at Moscow Airport. Venezuela said it would be prepared to accep...

This Is What We Know So Far About Snowden's 21 Asylum Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries, but most of Europe has swiftly rejected his plea. Russia says that Snowden's request for asy...

Nicaragua's Cooperative Approach to Empowering Women

Marie Staunton | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK
Marie Staunton

Globally, women do two thirds of the world's work but earn only 10% of the world's income. This is partly because caring and domestic work is not always paid or recognised but here in Nicaragua, the Cooperativa Juan Francisco Paz Silva recognise "women's work" as part of the value chain of the coffee and sesame oil that they sell to the UK.

What Has Happened to Argentine Dignity?

Peter Martindale | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The Argentine people should have the intelligence and dignity to drop all claims to the Falklands and so to benefit from improved relations and trade, or for ever be complaining about the state of their own country and what might have been.

Britain's Got Racists

David Schneider | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Comedy
David Schneider

Racist ranting: it's the new craze that's sweeping the nation. You can even get £250 if you send in a video to the BBC and it gets used on You've Been Racially Abused.

Generation Y - Sick of Poverty and Bad Health

Corinna Heineke | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Corinna Heineke

Booking your next holiday to Ethiopia? You're bound to receive countless offers to travel to the ethnically diverse south west of the country.