The proactive, preventative, community policing model of Nicaragua's police has helped make Nicaragua one of the safest countries in Latin America.
Nicaraguans lined up last weekend to cast their ballot in the nation's first presidential election since the Supreme Court abolished term limits in 2009.
Thirty-two years ago, a Marxist-led national liberation movement forever changed the history and political dynamics of Nicaragua.
Nationally, unemployment dropped from 8.2 percent in January 2010 to the present 6.8 percent, with 325,000 new jobs created.
Stars and Stripes, the U.S. Army weekly, reported last month that two new U.S. military bases are under construction in Bulgaria and Romania at costs respectively of $60 and $50 million.