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.
ONLINE TEACHER (Work from home)
Nicaragua - DE LA OFERTA ONLINE TEACHER (Work from home) Área de la empresa:Comercial Cargo solicitado:Maestro Puestos vacantes:1 Tipo de contratación:Medio tiempo... Letras / Humanidades *Requerido DESCRIPCION DE LA OFERTA Looking for an English and Spanish speaking teacher to work from home teaching...
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 May 2018 22:29:28 GMT
Preeschool English Teacher
Managua - Lugar de trabajo Managua * Salario estimado US 300.00 Tipo de duración Tiempo parcial Experiencia mínima 2-3 Años de Experiencia Preparación Bachelor degree in English Education needed. * Habilidades y Funciones 1. Full English language required. 2. Passion for ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 Mar 2018 03:06:22 GMT
Managua - Años de Experiencia Preparación Inglés es requerido. Experiencia en educación temprana. * Habilidades y Funciones Early learning teacher...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:02:36 GMT
Social Study English Teacher
Nicaragua - . Breve descripción del trabajo We require of a Social Study English Teacher for a full time position in a Private School....
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:11:33 GMT
Nicaragua - Lugar de trabajo Colegio Bilingüe * Salario estimado C$ 000000 Tipo de duración Tiempo completo Experiencia mínima 1 Año de Experiencia Preparación Lic. en Educación de Idiomas * Habilidades y Funciones Enseñanza del idioma inglés Proactiva Responsable Que le g...
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 Apr 2018 02:32:58 GMT
Managua - Lugar de trabajo Managua * Salario estimado 00000 Tipo de duración Por contrato / Temporario Experiencia mínima 1 Año de Experiencia Preparación Lic. en enseñanza de lengua extranjera. Bilingüe Habilidades y Funciones Enseñanza bilingüe para prescolares. * Brev...
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Feb 2018 04:20:08 GMT
Managua - Lugar de trabajo Managua * Salario estimado 00000 Tipo de duración Por contrato / Temporario Experiencia mínima 1 Año de Experiencia Preparación Lic. Enseñanza de Inglés como lengua extranjera. Lic. Pedagogía. Habilidades y Funciones Pro-activa Entusiasta Fac...
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Feb 2018 23:24:57 GMT
Managua - Lugar de trabajo Managua * Salario estimado A convenir Tipo de duración Tiempo parcial Experiencia mínima 2-3 Años de Experiencia Preparación Bachelor Degree in English * Habilidades y Funciones Speak English Computer skills Proactive Dynamic Responsible Punc...
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:39:43 GMT
Father of humanitarian worker leading local relief efforts to Nicaragua
CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Two weeks ago we introduced you to Meredith Rector, a humanitarian worker who traveled to Nicaragua to teach children English. She came home after protests broke out against the government. Now, her father is heading a drive to ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 14 May 2018 15:38:00 GMT
Michigan Teacher of the Year tells DeVos his concerns about school choice
He will also help lead a new cohort of Rising Teacher Leaders, a program he started with English teacher Mike Traywick to support ... led math trainings across the country and in Nicaragua, worked with pre-service teachers and created a Ted Talk.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 May 2018 05:53:00 GMT
Elyria teachers provide English-language classes for Spanish-speaking parents
Gilmore was from Nicaragua and once a student in Alrington, Virginia, who was learning English. ?I remember sitting in class and not knowing what was going on,? Gilmore said. ?I learned English as a second language with the help of my (ELL ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 04 May 2018 17:59:00 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 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 with school activities. Three teachers (including Vallerga ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:45:00 GMT
West Chester woman serves in Nicaragua with Peace Corps
5, I hit my one year in country mark, a date universally celebrated as a mile stone in Peace Corps service in Nicaragua ... a medium-sized city in southern Nicaragua to work as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher and teacher trainer.
Publ.Date : Thu, 07 Nov 2013 04:00:00 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 coach completed the rugged Fuego y Agua (Fire and ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:32:00 GMT
High school students return from Malawi mission trip
Dr. Lisse, who started Bridges to Malawi after bringing medical and high school students to Nicaragua for several years ... This year, accompanied by an English teacher from Worcester Tech, she brought along 35 computers for four schools, three of which ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 May 2018 14:57:00 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 basic skills and peaceful conflict resolution to ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:16:00 GMT