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A Mission Life: Ivania Palacios, Former Owner of El Trebol

The year was 1979 and the Sandanistas were taking hold of Matagalpa, a Nicaraguan city of 150,000 nestled in the mountains a couple of hours north of the capital of Managua. Demonstrations were a daily occurrence and a wave of fear swept the Central American nation amid political uncertainty. It was this atmosphere that compelled Ivania…

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