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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Centro de Desarrollo Infantil Happy Kids - Ciudad Sandino, Managua - Happy Kids Kindergarten is looking for an English Teacher, female, someone who likes children and education; Creative. Experienced or fresh...
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Preschool Teacher / Profesora Preescolar
Managua - We are looking for early learning teachers. English a requirement and as well as at least 2 years experience....
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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 22:57:47 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 22:05:57 GMT
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...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:03:37 GMT
Nicaragua teaching trip unforgettable
With a goal of visiting 30 countries before she turns 30, Lasko chose a new country to volunteer in through the Outreach 360 program, and she was off to Nicaragua for three weeks in November to teach English to 87 children. ?Every single moment of that ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:15:00 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 with school activities. Three teachers (including Vallerga ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:45:52 GMT
West Chester woman serves in Nicaragua with Peace Corps
After three months of training, I headed to Nueva Guinea, a medium-sized city in southern Nicaragua to work as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher and teacher trainer. I?ve heard Nueva Guinea described as the Wild West meets the ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:01:00 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 Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic to help the locals with ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:13:38 GMT
?Will They Take Me, Too??
She was 8 and sharp-eyed, a good student who preferred English to Spanish and wanted to someday be ... When she was 16, her parents sent her away from Nicaragua to escape the violence of its civil war; her family, she says, was targeted for opposing ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:13:00 GMT
Defiance College students teach, learn in Nicaragua
DC?s students taught in several settings, including English at La Fundacion Chinandega 2001 ... The Service Leaders went to Nicaragua with the intention to teach, and came home having learned life lessons of their own.
Publ.Date : Fri, 03 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT
Teacher to conduct math workshops on spring break trip to Nicaragua
Davis is headed to Matagalpa, Nicaragua ... teachers at Bloomington Montessori School including Eve Cusack also helped out by recording videos of math lessons for preschool-age students, and volunteers helped translate Davis?s workshop materials from Eng ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 09 Mar 2016 20:48:07 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 coach completed the rugged Fuego y Agua (Fire and ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:02:31 GMT
Teacher Invited To Nicaragua To Give 4-Day Math Workshop
Little Cob helps children with everything from English and math ... in one of the BMS classrooms, local volunteer Christine Missik and BMS arranged for Lower Elementary Teacher, Jessica Davis to spend Spring Break in Nicaragua, helping teachers to ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:59:00 GMT
Jill Biden In Latin America: Vice President Wife To Visit Perú, Nicaragua, More For Good Cause
The official press releases states the following about her forthcoming visit: Jill Biden will travel to Nicaragua, Peru ... all while continuing to teach English full-time at a community college in nearby Virginia."
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 May 2016 07:53:25 GMT