The Sister Islands contingent, the majority of whom were Ometepinos, was the largest at the U.S.-Nicaragua Sister Cities conference. Also, BOSIA health activist Trisha Hennessy participated in the Annual Colloquium on Nicaraguan Health in Managua. Hennessy and Esterberg both returned to share a picture of contemporary Nicaragua that was hopeful – based on grass-roots efforts such as the Coop and the autonomy