Category: Focus on Central America

The Challenges of an Aging Society

I remember vividly my trip at the beginning of the century to Morazán, the mountainous region in northern El Salvador that suffered greatly in the 12- year civil war that ended in 1992. As…

Aging in the Diaspora

La Deliciosa restaurant, just outside Concepcion Quetzaltepeque, El Salvador, tempts travelers with homemade gelato and pasta, as well as pupusas, tamales and other local favorites. Rosie…

Crisis and Caregiving

In December 2017, I visited Managua, Nicaragua, to give a public talk at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) about my recently published book, Care Across Generations: Solidarity…

Video Interview with Mateo Jarquín

Mateo Jarquin is a Ph.D. candidate in Harvard’s Department of History. He is writing his thesis on the Sandinista Revolution. In this interview, he discusses how pension reform sparked protest in…

The Elderly and the Revolution

After the Sandinista revolutionary government was voted out of power in 1990, Nicaragua mostly flew under the international radar. On the infrequent occasions that foreign media spotlighted the…

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