Nicaragua: Shadowland

Nicaragua is a country that lurks in the shadows, most of the 20th century was a succession of dictatorships, foreign intervention, and political revolutions that helped it stay one of the poorest countries in Latin America. With the proposed and controversial canal that will cut through the country, it now hopes to creep out of the shadows and onto the international stage. These photos are a glimpse into the unique culture on the cusp of change.