Cultura Sauceña: Caponeras
Caponeras have been a staple of Sauceño transportation for around two decades. Caponeras are bicycle taxis for two to three passengers who sit in front of the caponero (the driver). Caponera is a term specific to Nicaragua that comes from the title of a Colombian telenovela (soap opera) that featured these taxis (see this clip). Some caponeras, as seen in the diagram below, used to be powered by motorcycles, but these have since been outlawed in Nicaragua as taxis because of
Enlace Project Geneseo Recognized for Outstanding Service
Enlace Project congratulates Enlace Project Geneseo on receiving a college-wide Volunteer and Service Award from SUNY Geneseo. President Allegra Miccio, Treasurer Justin Fischer, Secretary Braeden Sharer and other members of the organization attended the award ceremony at the Big Tree Inn on March 21. The award was proudly presented by Enlace Project Co-Founder Kellan Morgan and Kevin Pierce, who participated in the Humanities II program in El Sauce. Since 2013, Enlace Projec
We raise our mugs to you, Java Joe!
This past March 11th, a Rochester legend and friend of the El Sauce coffee farmers, “Java” Joe Palozzi, passed away at age 68. I first met Java in 2013 when he first visited El Sauce to investigate the possibility of buying the coffee crop of farmers in Ocotal. I didn’t drink or even like coffee at that point in my life, and Java made sure to correct that. He brought his own coffee and French press everywhere we went and forced me to drink it until I liked it. Fortunately, he