The Caribbean Coast And The Media
June 21-How unfortunate it would be for the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua if any foreigner read the national newspapers of Nicaragua in the past month? The Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, especially the city of Bluefields, was portrayed as one of the worst places to visit because of illegal drugs and corruption. The reporters wrote about how scary it is to walk the streets of barrio Beholden. This is where the Ghetto, as they call it, is located. It seems the media in our country enjoy publicizing anything negative about the Caribbean coast when indeed there also are many good things happening on a daily basis. There are students graduating from schools. There are citizens helping each other with different things. There are teachers working hard to keep kids away from drugs and alcohol, but we see hardly any articles about this.
It is sad to see our home publicized for all the wrong reasons to the entire world. I am not blaming the reporters for doing their jobs. I wonder if perhaps they wrote any positive articles that just got buried by their editors. On December 24, 2002 SLC INC held their second annual Christmas dinner for the poor at the Moravian Sunday School hall in barrio Central― thanks to Mr. Allan Budier. Reporters were invited to the dinner but none showed. SLC fed almost 500 hundred less fortunate people from Barrio Pobre, as it is called. Not one article was written about this.
They talk about promoting tourism on the Caribbean coast
but at the same time they are trying to scare away the tourist. How can you
promote something and kill it at the same time?
As Lord Laro says “They are trying their best to stop our progress with
bad propaganda in the foreign press, bad things are blown out of proportion and
spread all around but the good things of the city they would never mention.”
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