“The Roots of Migration:  Free Trade, Debt, and Survival in Nicaragua”, Apr 7 & 10, 2008 (Seattle & Redmond)

The second most impoverished country in the Western Hemisphere, Nicaragua has struggled for years under the burden of internal and external debt. This tour will provide a deeper look into the effects of free trade, debt and immigration on the Nicaraguan people.

Witness for Peace Northwest will host a discussion in both Seattle and Redmond with Yamileth Perez, a remarkable Nicaraguan community leader who lives and works in a community near the Managua city dump. Yamileth will share the first-hand impact of free trade and debt and the resulting increase of migration and poverty on the people of Nicaragua.