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.
Nicaragua - del trabajo English teacher for Elementary School...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:10:09 GMT
Preeschool bilingual teacher
Nicaragua - Lugar de trabajo Hotel Hex 1c al lago * Salario estimado 8000 Tipo de duración Tiempo parcial Experiencia mínima 2-3 Años de Experiencia Preparación licenciada en ped...
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 Mar 2019 07:00:41 GMT
BU, Nicaragua Students, Peace Corps Work to Call Attention to Country?s Climate Change
The text, which is written in both Spanish and English, opens with an introduction to Nicaragua, its history ... he hopes the book will serve as a jumping-off point for teachers to begin a ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:40:00 GMT
Free PPLD language classes helped him seize opportunities, become part of community
The decision to leave Nicaragua weighed on Cano ... ?Pikes Peak Library District is not just teaching you English, they help you become part of the community,? he said.
Publ.Date : Sun, 10 Mar 2019 23:10:00 GMT
Alma Guillermoprieto on Latin America, editors, and how dance makes you a great writer
So I took drawing lessons to teach myself to be patient and slow ... It was very, very hard to recover my ease in English after that. Nicaragua, where you began your career as a reporter, spiraled ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:41:00 GMT
Vietnam ranks second best place in the world to teach English
With job vacancies available all year round offering high salaries, Vietnam has been ranked the second best place in the world to teach English by TEFL Exchange ... with a salary range similar to ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:30:00 GMT
Napa to Nicaragua: New Tech students plan service trip
The school in Nicaragua is located in an impoverished, coffee-growing community in the mountains. During the weeklong trip, the high school students will teach the younger children English and help ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:45:00 GMT
West Chester woman bringing English to rural Nicaragua
From families in Nueva Guinea to families in West Chester, from students in town to students at King Philip Middle School in Massachusetts, from English teachers in La Guinea to teachers in ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:46:00 GMT
Don?t Make This Spanish Mistake in Nicaragua
Helping Nicaraguans learn English will open up their job prospects and improve their economic situation. She says that teaching also improves her Spanish as she interacts with her students. Free ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:06:00 GMT
Izzo, former CMW teacher, living, teaching and running in Nicaragua
Jeff Izzo found his toughest, warmest, mid-winter running challenge not far from home ? his temporary home in Managua, Nicaragua, that is. The former C. Milton Wright English teacher and cross-country ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:32:00 GMT
Northport to Nicaragua: Lessons in Life
The students pay their own way to Nicaragua (about $770 each this trip), and each ... sweatshirts and gloves to immigrant day laborers in Farmingdale, where students teach them English on Monday ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Apr 2005 18:00:00 GMT
NGO workers threatened in ongoing Nicaragua unrest
One staffer who works in Nicaragua for a USAID implementer ... She worked as a reporter in Colombia, where she previously lived teaching English. Teresa earned bachelor of arts degrees in journalism ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Aug 2018 04:23:00 GMT
Catonsville resident teaching children in Nicaragua
Their goal was to teach basic skills and peaceful conflict resolution ... With The Peace Project, the boy has taken English lessons. The year Dobson has spent in Nicaragua has been a learning ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:16:00 GMT
Life in Costa Rica is an Adventure Filled With New Friends
I also found a vast network of English-language blogs ... from the U.S., hailing from Canada, Nicaragua, Venezuela, France, Holland, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, England, and of course locals, ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:06:00 GMT