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Chico Brenes: Back to Nicaragua

New skate shop, new dreams for skateboarding in Nicaragua.

Updated: September 11, 2009, 12:53 PM ET
By Josh Brooks

Imagine the place you live turning into a war zone. Two warring factions are fighting all around you. U.S.-backed Contras wage guerrilla warfare in your front yard, attacking anyone suspected of aiding your democratically-elected government—the Sandinistas—while the Sandinistas fight to maintain power. Your country divides and chaos ensues, forcing people to choose sides, laying the groundwork for a future of war.In 1985, long before Chico Brenes started skateboarding, that was the world ...

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