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 : Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:34:11 GMT
AmeriCorps member to promote reading, photography during time at public library
She added that for some time while living in Nicaragua, she was teaching English. King has also worked as a camp councilor, at the YMCA, as a nanny and also as a tutor. During her time here, King will ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:52:00 GMT
Politically-Motivated Government Funding Cuts Harm Jesuit University in Nicaragua
The Jesuit University of Central America Nicaragua ... teaching and ethical and communal social outreach. The full statement, originally published on the Association of Jesuit Universities of Latin Am...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:29:00 GMT
Vietnam ranks second best place in the world to teach English
With job vacancies available all year round offering high salaries, Vietnam has been ranked the second best place in the world to teach English by TEFL Exchange ... with a salary range similar to Viet...
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:30:00 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
Owatonna High School students discuss implicit bias, microaggressions, and equity Monday
They learned to name their pain during a four-hour session in December with Martina Wagner, the district?s coordinator of English Language and migrant ... as they?d assumed ? but, instead, Nicaragua. ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:57:00 GMT
This Changemaker Founded a School That?s Helping Nicaragua Move Forward
We had the pleasure to meet and sit down with co-founder and director Jaime Hunter in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua where the school is currently ... and eventually Jaime moved on and started to teach E...
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 May 2017 15:24:00 GMT
Loveland Habitat builds in Nicaragua
teaching English, providing layettes for pregnant women and providing clothes and school supplies for those in need. The Loveland Habitat also tithes to Nicaragua, Paraguay and Chile to help fund addi...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:34:00 GMT
6 UCF Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships
For her English Teaching Assistantship, Crittenden will be hosted by the ... An aspiring travel writer, Vasquez participated in service-learning study abroad trips to Nicaragua and Mexico with the Bur...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:16:00 GMT
Nicaragua pleads with US to call off execution
Tercero is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday for killing high school English teacher Robert Berger while robbing a Houston dry cleaning business in 1997. The impending execution h...
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:01:00 GMT
Riverwood Service Club to Host 5K to Fund Nicaragua Trip
Students in the Raider Community Service Club will travel to Leon, Nicaragua in April, 2017. They plan to work with families and children in local villages and nearby schools, teaching English lessons ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:18:00 GMT
Helping rebuild Nicaragua -- part I
She thanked us for our friendship and for returning from so far away to our ?family? in Nicaragua. We heard from teachers and parents of their interest in learning English. The high school principal s...
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:33:00 GMT