University of Colorado at Boulder

Colloquia Event

Friday November 01, 2013. 03:30 pm. GUGG 205

Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of US Policy

Pamela Fitzpatrick and Paul Dix

Abstract: Wars leave lasting legacies on places and peoples' lives. 17 years after first arriving in Nicaragua during the Contra War, photojournalist Paul Dix returned with Pamela Fitzpatrick to find the people he'd met and photographed in the 1980s. What they found was an enduring legacy of US intervention in Nicaragua, recorded on the bodies and memories of the war's survivors. In this presentation, they will place their efforts within the context of US involvement in Nicaragua through a series of "then and now" portraits and personal testimony, backed by Paul's and Pamela's own accounts of their work in Nicaragua. For more information on the material they will present, see

Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies Center and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Geography colloquium series was made possible by the generous support from The Beirne Carter Foundation.