Most Americans know Nicaragua best for the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s, but what is this country like now, over 20 years later? Tony visits locals young and old to find out what it means to live in ...

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Managua street food (burger place)

Before checking out street racing in Managua, Tony and friends eat at a local spot that serves unusually large hamburgers.

Avenida de las Naciones Unidas, Managua, Nicaragua

Casa de Campo Los Laureles -- Dona Olivia

In this countryside inn, Tony joins local farmer Eddie Rodriguez for a favorite meal: -- mondongo, aka tripe soup.

Pan American Hwy, Nicaragua

Cantina Arauz

Tony and cameraman Jerry Risius share their thoughts on the shoot in Nicaragua over a drink or 3.

Pan American Hwy, Nicaragua

Cafe del Poeta

Tony eats tacos and pupusas at Cafe del Poeta, run by María de los Ángeles Rugama, sister of the poet Leonel Rugama, Nicaragua's best-known Sandinista guerrilla poet.

Pan American Hwy, Esteli, Nicaragua


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