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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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National Literacy Crusade
At the same time, entire brigades of voluntary teachers from 16 countries ... ?Creole? English, Miskito and Sumu (languages of the ethnic minorities of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua).
Publ.Date : Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:51:00 GMT

Need for professionals who speak a second language greater than ever
It has also allowed her to participate in mission work with a mentee, in the mentee?s home country of Nicaragua ... certificate for the teaching and learning of English as a Second Language ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Jul 2020 19:42:00 GMT

As COVID-19 Spreads, Nicaragua?s Leaders Opt For Trumpian Denial and Misinformation
One month ago, as Merry Zeledón was waiting in line at a store in Matiguas, Nicaragua, she was disturbed when a man ahead of her suddenly collapsed and began experiencing convulsions. ?I don?t know if ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 21 Jul 2020 07:21:00 GMT

Nicaraguan Professors in the United States Talk about Racism
Political scientist Juliet Hooker and Historian Victoria Gonzalez-Rivera: Racism also exists in Nicaragua, but it manifests itself in a different way. HAVANA TIMES ? Racism exists in the United States ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Jul 2020 16:08:00 GMT

Why the Black National Anthem Is Lifting Every Voice to Sing
Scholars agree the song, endowed with its deep history of black pride, speaks to the universal human condition ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 10 Aug 2020 06:48:00 GMT

Costa Rica groups test stuck Nicaragua migrants for COVID-19
Costa Rican doctors began giving free coronavirus tests Friday to about 200 Nicaraguan migrants who have been stranded at the two countries? border because the Nicaraguan government has demanded ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Jul 2020 15:08:00 GMT

Live and Work Abroad When You Retire
"Retirees often find jobs teaching English, working at hotels and giving ... What's more, Leary says health care is very affordable in Nicaragua. "We have great medical coverage and a state ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:02:00 GMT

Nicaragua coronavirus inaction raises fears of unchecked spread
The government of Daniel Ortega has admitted for the first time that the number of new COVID-19 infections is rising. The president disappeared for weeks early in the pandemic, but allowed parties ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 11 Apr 2020 14:21:00 GMT

Fights to resume in Nicaragua because \'boxers have to eat\'
Brazil could not have a worse president for the coronavirus pandemic. One hundred thousand people have died from COVID-19. DW's Francis França asks how many more lives will be lost because of ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Apr 2020 15:48:00 GMT

The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF)
Workshops use materials from the Impact Evaluation in Practice - Second Edition handbook available in English. The updated version covers ... There are winners and losers in teacher training programs.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:15:00 GMT

Drift?s Latinx Founders Beat Long Odds To Build $360 Million AI-Powered Sales Startup
Cancel and Torres got to where they are by teaching themselves ... so he resorted to learning English by watching TV shows like The Brady Bunch. Torres immigrated from Nicaragua at 17 after ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:59:00 GMT

WHO reports record daily coronavirus cases: Live updates
President Donald Trump is pushing to reopen US schools that abruptly shuttered this spring when the coronavirus first began spreading across the country, despite teachers' and families' concerns ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jul 2020 13:11:00 GMT

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