Thursday, November 11, 2010

www.nicamalparidos.com

In English, "www.nicabastards.com". The 4 PM deadline Costa Rica gave Nicaragua to remove it's troops stationed on Isla Calero in the Rio San Juan appears to have come and gone. And there's some great stuff flying around the web on social apps and through text messages on cell phones here in Costa Rica. My current favorite:

"Envia tu opinion: A quien crees que pertenece el Rio San Juan, si a Costa Rica o Nicaragua, a www.nicasmalparidos.com y queda participando en la rifa de 2 rotweiller y 2 nicas para a jugar. Recuerde entre mas correos envies, mas oportunidades tendras de ganar!"

Translates to: "Send your opinion: Who do you think owns the Rio San Juan - if it's Costa Rica or Nicaragua - to www.nicabastards.com and participate (sic) in the raffle of 2 Rotweiller's and 2 Nicas for them to play with. Remember, the more mail you send, the better your chances of winning!"

WOW! I had no idea Tico's even knew what sarcasm was! ¡Pura vida!

The mention of the Rotweiller's vs. Nicas, however, is a tasteless reference to a recent news story about an attack by a couple of Rotweiller's on a couple of Nicaraguan's. A bit brutal for me.

Here's some Costa Rican government propaganda that does a pretty decent job at explaining the incursion and why it wants Nicaragua to pull back.





I find it interesting, however, that Isla Calero is described as a valuable, protected natural area having a rich diversity of unique flora and fauna. Before the Nicaraguan incursion, it was worthless piece of shit in the middle of fucking nowhere leased by the government to a cattle rancher.


I found this image particularly humorous. It depicts a map of Central America with the country of Nicaragua conspicuously missing. It has been replaced by the "Sea of Happiness".

In the end, it was really Google Maps who caused all of this (click here). It certainly would not have happened with Bing!

Stay tuned for what tomorrow brings!! Can't wait!!

¡Pura vida!

20 comments:

  1. Here are some follow up news links from 13 November, 2010:

    Costa Rica Claims OAS Vote A "Triumph of Peace an Law" http://www.insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2010/november/13/costarica10111301.htm

    Former President Oscar Arias Criticizes Chinchilla For Her Handling Of the Nicaragua Conflict; Ortega Using It As Smoke Screen To Get Re-Elected http://www.insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2010/november/13/costarica10111302.htm The Limited Memory of
    Eden Pastoral http://www.insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2010/november/13/costarica10111303.htm

    A Tale of Two Nicas (Nicaraguans) On Opposite Sides Of The Border http://www.insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2010/november/13/costarica10111305.htm

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  2. Nicaragua digs mini channel to bring river to sea http://www.insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2010/november/14/costarica10111401.htm

    Ortega: Costa Rica's Foreign Policy Dictated By Drug Traffickers http://www.insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2010/november/14/costarica10111401.htm

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  3. Costa Rica, Mexico Reject Ortega's Drug Talk http://bit.ly/dzSPLC

    Costa Rica calls Ortega a liar in diplomatic message http://bit.ly/c4H1A1

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  4. Daniel Ortega Conditions Withdrawal of Troops http://bit.ly/ckzc5h

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  5. Nicaraguans Demonstrate Their Support For Ortega's Position On Border Dispute http://bit.ly/bXNTgz

    Costa Rica Calls For Meeting Of Foreign Ministers In Settling Border Dispute With Nicaragua http://bit.ly/bTm1t4

    Costa Rica Denounces Nicaragua For Environmental Damage http://bit.ly/aXCAfU

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  6. Costa Rica Issues Arrest Warrant For Edén Pastora http://dimepr.com/x/ms

    Will Nicaragua and Costa Rica Fight The First ‘Google War?’ http://dimepr.com/x/mp

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  7. Ortega Picks On Costa Rica to Rally Support At Home http://bit.ly/cAdMcE

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  8. Costa Rica's Border War with Nicaragua: A Boost for Ortega? http://bit.ly/bZyXGX

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  9. Costa Rica Headed To The UN Over Conflict With Nicaragua http://bit.ly/dFLiqR

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  10. Costa Rica Closes Managua Embassy http://bit.ly/dN3zUw

    Wikileaks: Nicaragua's Ortega 'Financed By Drug Money' http://bit.ly/fKKieG

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  11. The Dark Humorous Side Of The Costa Rica - Nicaragua Conflict http://bit.ly/et0Jr2

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  12. Costa Rica, Nicaragua Agree To Mediation http://dimepr.com/x/vy

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  13. Nicaragua Pulls Out Secret Weapon http://dimepr.com/x/yy

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  14. Hillary Clinton expresa preocupación por conflicto entre Costa Rica y Nicaragua - EL PAÍS - La Nación http://3ppr.com/x/4y

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  15. ¡A vestirnos de blanco por la paz este 8 de Marzo! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB7GoIDemsg

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  16. Meet Me At The Border Ortega Asks, Chinchilla Answers "No" http://3ppr.com/x/51

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  17. Costa Rica Is Ready For The Court Decision, Says Presidenta Chinchilla http://3ppr.com/x/52

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  18. Hague Court Orders Isla Calero Clear of Military and Police http://3ppr.com/x/58

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  19. Costa Rica: Beware of Landmines Left Behind By Nicaraguan Soldiers http://3ppr.com/x/5b

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  20. Costa Rica Confirms Nicaraguan Troops Gone From Isla Calero http://3ppr.com/x/5f

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