Don Felipe Urrutia - Nicaraguan legend


·        In our barrio La Primavera many impoverished* people are forced to 'live' on US$1.00 a day (an egg, some sugar, a cup of coffee, half a cup rice and beans, couple of tortillas, cold drink).


·        The Echoes of Silence team lives in the barrio to share their lives and to work beside them; so our home also serves as clinic and office. Because this keeps overheads very low, and thanks to people like you, we can offer all services to the community free. With income cut by 1/3 by the criminal northern bankers, we need your support to continue to:


            {* 'impoverished', not 'poor'. They are constantly being-made-poor by ongoing northern exploitation}


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   Echoes of Silence is a network of volunteers who work together on an ad hoc basis. It is coordinated by wife/husband team, Fátima Hernández and Paul Baker.  Born into the barrio, Fátima fought with the guerrillas to rid Nicaragua of the vicious Somoza dictatorship, and, as an 'outstanding worker' has served as an unpaid organizer within the Nicaraguan Community Movement for over 30 years. The Movement itself was awarded the 2009 UNESCO Population Prize.

   Paul, songwriter/author/organizer, has worked with solidarity groups throughout the Americas and Britain since 1970.  Before Echoes he served as in-country worker for the US and UK national solidarity organizations, the Nicaragua Network and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign. As a singer, he specializes in the songs of the great Chilean singer/songwriter, Víctor Jara, martyred during the Pinochet coup of 11th September, 1973 but still singing. Paul's versions in singable English have been called, "a wonderfully poetic way to share their beauty and passion with those who, like myself, struggle with Spanish."  (Doug Adrianson, former cultural editor, LA Times)


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phone Nicaragua (505) 84 43 23 04 (cel)/(505) 22 49 09 79 (conv)


Thank you. We hope your own work goes well.