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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Special Education Advisor
Nicaragua - in teacher training. - Experienced in developing educational strategies for the classroom and with families. - Experience training... and community centers. -Teacher training on early literacy methodologies. -Support with school supplies for rural public preschools. -Child...
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Mobile App Development Advisor
Nicaragua - and community centers. -Teacher training on early literacy methodologies. -Support with school supplies for rural public preschools. -Child...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:29:31 GMT
English As A Second Language Advisor
Nicaragua - stimulation, as well as health and nutrition education, held in homes and community centers. -Teacher training on early literacy methodologies...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:14:09 GMT
Spies lurking on college campuses want to recruit your kids
He fell in love with the country and hoped to teach English there after his 2004 graduation ... cultivating Montes by appealing to their mutual disdain for US policy in Nicaragua.? By the following year, Velazquez had Montes doing work for ?friends ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:16:00 GMT
The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author
I continued to include Satanic Verses in my various syllabi on postcolonial literature - marveling at while teaching the ecstasy of his prose - its virtuoso performativity, its bravura theatricals, its happy communion with English language, its bringing ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:29:00 GMT
Orr Elementary School celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
The dates were chosen because Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras all declared independence on Sept. 15, 1821, while Mexico, Belize and Chile celebrate independence in the week following. Second-grade teacher Embria Williams said ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:42:00 GMT
Students, Recent Alums Explain Their College Choices
I was an Asian studies and Chinese double major, so the Iacocca program sent me to work for a nongovernmental organization in Cambodia, developing a third-grade English curriculum ... I also spent a summer in Nicaragua working with a nonprofit on community ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:22:00 GMT
?Ending Ageism? Author Tells Readers ?How Not to Shoot Old People?
Gullette learned to speak Spanish in order to teach during ... I could learn English, I could become an accountant.? That happened over and over again. And they have absolutely changed the culture of our region of Nicaragua.? The Longevity We Deserve ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:53:00 GMT
Washington College creates new role of associate dean for international education
In the past five years, several new programs have been developed, including travels focused on plant biology in Nicaragua ... s Lake District to gain insights on English literature, and the Summer Teaching Experience in Tanzania. In the last academic ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:14:00 GMT
America Speaks: 25 Young Men Explain Our Country
I teach English in a large, public high school in a middle-class ... England, Ghana, Germany, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Philippines, Russia, and Venezuela. Their parents came to America to avoid war, religious ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:26:00 GMT
Bobick has also worked overseas as an English teacher in Turkey, a community facilitator in Nicaragua and consultant in Mexico. ? ?A former basketball coach settled a lawsuit against Onondaga Community College, in which he claimed he was forced to ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:58:00 GMT
How Spy Agencies Use American Universities to Secretly Recruit Students
Montes, unable to return to the U.S., where she?s under indictment for conspiracy to commit espionage, teaches Spanish and English in a public high school ... and improved the quality of teaching and research. It has also fostered foreign spying at ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:58:00 GMT
Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting Oct. 3
In 2017, PARCC results in English Language Arts and Math exceeded NJ comparisons ... the culture of all of our schools and important in the education of our students. Teachers in every subject area are infusing the meaning of respect into their lessons.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:19:00 GMT