The Pacific Coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century, but gradually ceded control of the regi n in subsequent decades. Violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption spread to all classes by 1978 and resulted in a short-lived civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979. Nicaraguan aid to leftist rebels in El Salvador caused the US to sponsor anti-Sandinista contra guerrillas through much of the 1980s. Free elections in 1990, 1996, and again in 2001 saw the Sandinistas defeated. The country has slowly rebuilt its economy during the 1990s, but was hard hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
Nicaragua (Spanish: Republica de Nicaragua, IPA is a democratic republic in Central America. It is the largest nation in the isthmus, but also the least densely populated with a demographic similar in size to its smaller neighbours. The country is bordered on the north by Honduras and on the south by Costa Rica. Its western coastline is on the Pacific Ocean, while the east side of the country is on the Caribbean Sea. Nicaragua is one of three countries in the world where abortion is illegal with no exceptions, along with El Salvador and Chile.
The country's name is derived from Nicarao, the name of the Nahuatl-speaking tribe which inhabited the shores of Lago de Nicaragua before the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and the Spanish word Agua, meaning water, due to the presence of the large lakes Lago de Nicaragua (Cocibolca) and Lago de Managua (Xolotlan), as well as lagoons and rivers in the region. At the time of the Spanish conquest, Nicaragua was the name given to the narrow strip of land between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean. Chief Nicarao ruled over that land when the first conquerors arrived. The term was eventually applied, by extension, to the group that inhabited that region: the Nicaraos or Niquiranos.
The Nicarao tribe migrated to the area from northern regions after the fall of Teotihuacan, on the advice of their religious leaders. According to tradition, they were to travel south until they encountered a lake with two volcanoes rising out of the waters, and so they stopped when they reached Ometepe, the largest fresh-water volcanic island in the world.
English Teachers - Managua, Managua
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Oferta de empleo | English teachers - MANAGUA, Managua
Managua - Habilidades y Funciones English teachers are needed with the following requirements:mastery of scientific knowledge of the language, To have didactic strategies for teaching-learni...
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Live and Work Abroad When You Retire
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Leo Club Serves Children In Nicaragua Over Summer
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US-born aide to Ortega dies in Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) ? Paul Oquist ... obtained a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and spent time teaching in Colombia ? the subject of his doctoral ...
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Political Culture and Institutional Development in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
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Hurricanes, unchecked pandemic produce humanitarian disaster in Nicaragua
A humanitarian disaster has developed in Nicaragua as the government of President ... specifically of growing outbreaks among students and teachers. A multidisciplinary scientific committee ...
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The Swiss who fought for change in Nicaragua
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COVID: Which countries still have no vaccines?
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Leyanis Blandón\'s New Book La Esposa Del Pastor, Is A Spiritual Tome That Tackles The Importance Of Female Presence Within The Church
Leyanis is an author who was born in Nicaragua, arriving in the United States (Houston, Texas) in 1985. Leyanis is the wife of Pastor Jorge Blandón and exercises counseling, mentoring ...
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WHO-backed COVAX donates first AstraZeneca vaccines to Nicaragua
MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua received a first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses, health authorities said on Tuesday, touting the inoculations donated through the World Health Organization's ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Mar 2021 20:46:00 GMT
Mexico and Central America: The ICRC presents its 2021 humanitarian report, a call for a fair and equal access to vaccination
The ICRC?s actions aim to benefit migrants, displaced persons, families of disappeared persons, violence-stricken communities and persons deprived of liberty in Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El ...
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