NOAA explorers are bringing the "Battle of the Atlantic" back to life.
In the past 10 years, approximately 100 people have been killed during confrontations between locals and settlers, according to a local human rights organization. Over half of the victims were killed in 2015.
Evans Quinn was a local legend in rural Bluefields, Nicaragua, an immensely talented heavyweight who fought his way out of poverty. Then he lost some fights, returned home, and got into a feud that turned deadly.
When the Bluefields and the rest of Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast was a hub for cocaine traffic, violence went up and most of the profits went to unscrupulous kingpins—but the extra money was also a boon to many poor residents.