A Counterfeit Gringo's Take on Third World Poverty, Cultural Stagnation and Terrorism
Though born an expatriate U.S. citizen in Nicaragua, the author’s hometown has an English name, Bluefields, and was the former capital of the onetime British protectorate called Mosquitia. Added to this exotic background, during his boyhood in the 1930’s Nicaragua was under U.S. Marine Occupation and the country’s entire Caribbean region was, in effect, an Anglo-American enclave, which led to his latino friends nicknaming him a gringo hechizo, or “Counterfeit Gringo.” This dual heritage, with its intimate experiencing of both American and Third World lifestyles, is what makes his comments on the current cultural clash between the Western and non-Western worlds, as outlined in these three brief works, an unique assessment of this most challenging and dangerous international conflict.
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A Counterfeit Gringo's Take on Third World Poverty and Memories of Mosquitia
Limited preview - 2003