A story from the Nicaraguan Miskitu People about the mango trees planted to feed the dead in the cemetery, and the fear of stealing the ripe fruits.
Wild Cuba: Accidental Eden, Endangered
Miskitu Portrait: Lobster and Life on Laguna Caratasca
Puerto Lempira lies on the shore of the sweetwater Laguna Caratasca, just west of the Caribbean in La Moskitia, Honduras. The largest Miskitu town in the region, with an ailing lobster industry in an atmosphere of post-coup insecurity and governmental corruption, many turn to drug trafficking for income.
Miskitu Legend: Journey for Love into the Afterlife
A story from the Miskitu People (Miskito) of Caribbean Nicaragua, about a man who follows his beloved wife into the afterlife.
Marine Ecosystems Facing Unprecedented Human Damage
The health of the world’s oceans is deteriorating even faster than had previously been thought, a report warns. “We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change. The next mass extinction may have already begun.”
Honduras: Miskitu Facing Dams and Deforestation Granted Land Rights
Honduras grants Miskitu People title to huge swath of coastal, border lands they occupy, but massive dams under construction on the Patuca River and pilfering of the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve continue unabated in a region undergoing massive militarization.
Ashanti of Ghana: How Spider Obtained the Sky-God’s Stories
Anansi, the trickster from the folktales of the Ashanti of West Africa, takes the shape of a spider who goes to the sky god to buy his stories to share with the world. Anansi’s stories would become popular through the African diaspora all over the Caribbean and southern US. Here is an animated retelling called “Anansi and the Stories of the Sky God.”