Listen to Douglas read from his essays about Nicaragua and discuss his Orion magazine article "Mango, Mango! Into the Heart of Central America's Largest Market" on the radio. Below, watch a video of Dayani Baldelomar giving a tour of her fruit and drink stand featured in "Mango, Mango!" in Managua's Mercado Oriental. 

Douglas Haynes on Radio National

September 6, 2014 - Australian journalist Andrew West talks with Douglas about the Mercado Oriental market in Managua, Nicaragua, where fifty thousand workers toil each day. It’s hot, crowded, and messy, and it’s also a prime example of how working in the informal economy is becoming the norm for millions of people around the world.

Douglas Haynes on Wisconsin Public Radio

September 3, 2014 - Central Time host Veronica Rueckert talks with Douglas about Dayani Baldelomar's work in the Mercado Oriental, the disasters that have spurred the market's rapid growth, and what the market can teach us about the global economy. 

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April 23, 2012 - Douglas reading from his essays "El Rosario Road," "The Lake at the Bottom of the Bottom," and "Storms Without Names" at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Dean's Symposium.  


Dayani Baldelomar on life in Central America's largest market from Orion Magazine on Vimeo.

This video accompanied an online Orion magazine interview with Douglas about his essay "Mango, Mango! Into the Heart of Central America's Largest Market." Read Article>>