>> Tuesday, February 26, 2008
All around the city there have been signs of something big happening. First, it was the police--a police officer was standing on every single street corner in our neighborhood and Holly spotted a sniper standing on the roof of the Enitel building in the park. Then we passed a truck with a big sign saying something about Monimbó (our neighborhood) and there seemed to be an unusually high amount of chatter involving La Chamuca (the not-so-nice nickname for Mrs. Ortega). Finally, at our English classes tonight we found out what's happening--Daniel Ortega is in our neighborhood tonight. Right this second he's at a church about 3 blocks away and he's supposed to pass right by our house on his way out of town. We'll update later if we can get a picture.