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 : Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:52:51 GMT
UCF English Language Institute Teams with Atlanta Braves to Break Communication Barriers
The UCF English Language Institute renewed a partnership this week with the Atlanta Braves to teach language and cultural programs for young baseball prospects from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:32:00 GMT
Global idea sharing: International teachers to attend University of Nevada, Reno
The teaching fellows will attend workshops in the College of Education and shadow mathematics, English and foreign language teachers ... Jordan, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Russia, Senegal ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:24:00 GMT
US-backed Violent Coups are not new or rare
Nicaragua just defeated a U.S.-backed violent coup attempt, and no one cares. Well, let me revise that: Very few care. English teachers may care because they may find it fascinating the phrase ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 15 Sep 2018 04:56:00 GMT
Church\'s special needs ministry impacts Nicaragua
During a 2017 trip to Nicaragua, Rowe and Chris Smith, director of missions for the Florence Baptist Association in South Carolina, began leading training for the parents, as well as teaching ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:02:00 GMT
Livingston Parish schools begin program to ease Hispanic children into community
Gonzalez, who is originally from Nicaragua, moved her family here from Baton Rouge ... immerse directly into the classroom with some extra assistance from an English language teacher or paraprofession...
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:57:00 GMT
Anne-Marie is a member of the English, Literacies and Languages Education (ELLE) teaching team. Within this group ... continent and having lived here for a very long time. A very... Nicaragua crisis: ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 10 Sep 2018 06:57:00 GMT
Trip to Nicaragua an \'eye opener\'
The La Salle contingent spent 10 days last month teaching English to children from the ages of five to 11 years old. They made the trip through the group Outreach 360, which organizes trips to Nicarag...
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:15:00 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 wi...
Publ.Date : Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:45:00 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
BVU Students Volunteer in Haiti Service Work over Summer
She also participated in a spring break service trip to Nicaragua last March as part ... literacy classes and empowerment workshops, teaching English and learning Haitian Creole, distributing ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:16:00 GMT
Catonsville resident teaching children in Nicaragua
Still, the 2007 Catonsville High School graduate isn't ready to leave Laguna de Apoyo, a nature reserve in Nicaragua where she teaches children English and art and lessons ... Their goal was to teach ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:16:00 GMT