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.
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Publ.Date : Wed, 12 Apr 2017 02:49:16 GMT
Teach English in Nicaragua
Traces of the Zika virus have been found in Nicaragua. To learn more about Zika and how to avoid getting infected, read the Washington Post's article on Zika precautions. Known as the land of lakes and volcanoes, Nicaragua provides a beautiful and exciting ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 May 2017 00:54:29 GMT
Manheim Township tennis players joined school outreach trip to Nicaragua
The Manheim Township group taught English to school kids in Jinotega, Nicaragua. "That experience was amazing ... This was an optional extra hour of English for them that we got to teach," he said. "It is crazy to see the desire to learn that these ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 May 2017 18:16:00 GMT
Teacher Exchange Visit to Nicaragua: English Language Training
Following a delegation to Nicaragua in 2016, the NUT is embarking on a project in response to a need identified by colleagues in Nicaragua. This project is a partnership project between the NUT, ANDEN (the Nicaraguan teachers? union), the Nicaraguan ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 May 2017 08:33:50 GMT
Work In Nicaragua
Can You Legally Work in Nicaragua? For some reason a lot of expats assume ... Yes, it is true that there are jobs teaching English in Nicaragua but there are enough people with actual teaching credentials who want these jobs ? and they are the ones ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Nicaragua Expat Forum
I'm well aware that this is not a cash cow in Nic. I'm basically looking to partially defray my expenses and keep my hand in because I love teaching. I've had a TEFL career and taught in 4 countries, if you count the US. One thing I'd like to know is the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:24:00 GMT
TYPES OF MOTIVATION AMONG STUDENTS AT ENGLISH FOUNDATIONA PROGRAM LEVELS IN DHOFAR; WHICH MOTIVATIONS HAVE THE UPPER HAND?
Finally, for these same students, it certainly appeals to higher more native English speakers on one?s staff. I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 13 May 2017 02:35:00 GMT
Teaching English Abroad in Nicaragua ? Jobs, News, & Certification
Managua is the capital of Nicaragua and the official language is Spanish. Nicknamed the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes, fun things to do include hiking the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua?s largest National Park, and exploring the naturally rich Indio Maiz ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:00:00 GMT
Is Nicaragua a good place to go and teach English?
I have a TEFL cert and am looking to teach in Latin America. I am looking for a place that isn't overly touristy, has easy visa requirements and is beautiful. Does Nicaragua fit this bill? If not where does? Thanks! P.S Zika also a concern and of course ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 13 Aug 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Teach English Abroad in Nicaragua
Nicaragua, with its unique blend of Indigenous and Spanish culture, offers more than just a beautiful landscape to call home. While teaching English in Nicaragua, you will find yourself surrounded by people who are happy to welcome you into their lives and ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT
Teach English in Nicaragua
The capital of Nicaragua and where a lot of English schools are located. There is a population of over 1 million people living here and if city life appeals to you these Managua is our top recommendation. The city is not the pretiest in the world but you ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 14 May 2017 06:13:55 GMT