Welcome to Corinto
This was where US president Ronald Reagan mined in 1983, after which Congress passed a law specifically forbidding the use of taxpayer dollars for overthrowing the Nicaraguan government. Thus began the Iran-Contra affair.
Corinto’s 19th-century wooden row houses, narrow streets and halfway decent beaches score high on the ‘adorability potential’ scale, although actual adorability ratings are much lower. It’s a bit sad: although some 65% of the nation’s imports and exports flow through, very little of the money stays here. Cruise ships arrive throughout the year, but passengers are whisked away to more scenic spots.