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Nicaragua next Cultural Thursday

Central Lakes College sociologist Gary Payne will present a free photographic tour of the history, culture and wildlife of Nicaragua at the Brainerd campus twice on Thursday, April 7. “Nicaragua: Dangerous Beauty” is the Cultural Thursday event that is always held on the first Thursday of each month during the academic year at CLC. The first presentation will be from noon-1 p.m. in Chalberg Theatre. The second is from 7-8 p.m. in the Lecture Hall (E354). Nicaragua is of particular interest for three main reasons, Gary said. “One is that it was the target of over 30 U.S. military interventions, an incredible history that is little known to North Americans,” he noted. “Another is that despite its relatively modest size (almost identical to the area of Minnesota), it harbors no fewer than 40 volcanoes, half of which are active. Finally, it encompasses the largest remaining intact natural wetlands in Central America, and some of its bird life migrates all the way to Minnesota, as well as to the southern hemisphere. Cultural Thursday is offered by the Resource Center for Cultures and Languages of the Americas at CLC. For information, contact Jan Kurtz at (218) 855-8183 or jkurtz@clcmn.edu

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