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 02:21:14 GMT
Elementary School Teacher (First Grade Homeroom Teacher)
Nicaragua - Elementary School Teacher (First Grade Homeroom Teacher) - Thomas Edison American School Anuncios Google Nombre del Puesto: Elementary... School Teacher (First Grade Homeroom Teacher) Empresa: Confidencial País: Nicaragua Ciudad/Localidad/Barrio: Thomas Edison American School...
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 Jun 2017 22:11:08 GMT
Greenfield High School students poised to go to Nicaragua
The message quickly spread among the group of 11 GHS students: They had been chosen to go on a trip to Nicaragua to teach English to locals, from July 30 to Aug. 13. Along with six students at Springfield Central High School, the Greenfield group will be ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Glens Falls grad bringing music to Jamaican kids
Her cousin, Bella Winston, who graduated with her from Glens Falls High School, is teaching English in a tiny town in Nicaragua called Jinotega. Sawyer said they were communicating through Facebook and texts while she was still in Jamaica and talked about ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:17:00 GMT
Family on a mission ? to Nicaragua
Though teachers in Nicaragua are paid a very small amount ... will have most of their classes taught in English. But one hour a day, they?ll be speaking Spanish with native Nicaraguan instructors. Additionally, about half of their classmates in the ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:00:00 GMT
Robert S. Leiken, Political Scientist Who Defied Labels, Dies at 78
Pigeonholed as a leftist after teaching English at a labor union center in Mexico and promoting ... s agenda to institute a Cuban-type repressive Communist state in Nicaragua,? Ron Radosh, an author and historian, wrote this week on pjmedia.com, a ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:47:00 GMT
Fr. Bernie Survil has led a life dedicated to peace
It was Thomas Merton, then teaching in the English Department at St. Bonaventure University ... Survil would give most of the next 25 years of his life in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Guatemala, dispensing the sacraments, offering acts of mercy ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:00:00 GMT
Nicaragua Reiterates Brotherhood with Cuba Again US Aggressive Policy
Managua, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today rejected the decision of the President ... The document added: 'that the spirit of all our guides, teachers and heroes, Marti, Fidel, of Bolivar, Chavez, Sandino, continue on us, illuminating to go forward ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:44:00 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 : Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:40:56 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
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 : Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:03:41 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 : Thu, 01 Jun 2017 19:47:32 GMT