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  Nicaragua - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nicaragua housesThe unexpected result was subject to a great deal of analysis and comment, and was attributed by commentators such as Noam Chomsky and S. Brian Wilson to the Contra threats to continue the war if the Sandinistas retained power, the general war-weariness of the Nicaraguan population, and extensive U.S. funding of the opposition.
According to the Ministry of Tourism of Nicaragua, the colonial city of Granada, Nicaragua is the preferred spot for tourists.
Nicaragua's pre-Colombian population consisted of the Nahuatl-speaking Nicarao people of the west after whom the country is named, and six other ethnic groups including the Miskitos, Ramas and Sumos along the Caribbean coast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nicaragua   (3955 words)

 Nicaragua - MSN Encarta
Nicaragua is sometimes called “the land of lakes and volcanoes,” and the largest lakes in Central America and a chain of volcanic peaks dominate the western part of the country.
Nicaragua probably takes its name from Nicarao, chief of the indigenous people who lived around Lake Nicaragua at the time Spanish explorers and conquerors arrived in the early 1500s.
Nicaragua extends from the Caribbean Sea on the east to the Pacific Ocean on the west.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577584/Nicaragua.html   (1111 words)

 History of Nicaragua - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Settled as a colony of Spain in the 1520s, Nicaragua became a part of the Mexican Empire and then gained its independence as a part of the United Provinces of Central America in 1821 and as an independent republic in its own right in 1838.
The Mosquito Coast based on Bluefields on the Atlantic was claimed by the United Kingdom (and its predecessor states) as a protectorate from 1655 to 1850; this was delegated to Honduras in 1859 and transferred to Nicaragua in 1860, though remained autonomous until 1894.
Nicaragua and its neighbors widely used compounds banned in the U.S., such as DDT, endrin, dieldrin and lindane.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Nicaragua   (3760 words)

 Nicaragua: Tutte le informazioni su Nicaragua su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Il Nicaragua fa parte di una delle zone più instabili e "giovani" geologicamente della Terra, l'istmo centroamericano; la sua struttura cominciò a formarsi nel Miocene, consentendo l'unione dei subcontinenti americani, grazie soprattutto all'attività vulcanica unita alla forza orogentica che ha portato alla formazione di possenti catene che orlano l'Oceano Pacifico.
Dal lago Nicaragua, si elevano due coni gemelli, il Concepción e il Maderas, che, uniti da un istmo, formano l'isola di Ometepe e il cono dello Zapatera dell'isola omonima.
In Nicaragua i terremoti sono frequenti e spesso disastrosi, come nel 1931 e nel 1972, quando fu colpita la capitale, riducendola ad un cumulo di rovine.
www.encyclopedia.it /n/ni/nicaragua.html   (1650 words)

 UNICEF - At a glance: Nicaragua - The big picture
Nicaragua has a population of 5.1 million and an annual population growth rate of 2.7 per cent; 53 per cent of the population is under 18 years of age.
Nicaragua's main challenge is to overcome inequity and poverty, which affect children and women most severely.
Nicaragua is the third poorest country in the Americas, with a per capita gross national product of $453.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/nicaragua.html   (674 words)

 Geography of Nicaragua Encyclopedia Article @ FreshBrewed.com (Fresh Brewed)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nicaragua is a country in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras.
Lago de Nicaragua in turn drains into the Río San Juan (the boundary between Nicaragua and Costa Rica), which flows through the southern part of the rift lowlands to the Caribbean Sea.
During the rainy season, eastern Nicaragua is subject to heavy flooding along the upper and middle reaches of all major rivers.
www.freshbrewed.com /encyclopedia/Geography_of_Nicaragua   (1508 words)

 Nicaragua - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nicaragua is bordered on the north and northwest by Honduras, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, on the south by Costa Rica, and on the southwest by the Pacific Ocean.
After declaring independence from Spain (1821), Nicaragua was briefly part of the Mexican Empire of Agustín de Iturbide and then (1825-38) a member of the Central American Federation.
The United States was interested in a transisthmian canal (see Nicaragua Canal), and its interest was heightened by the discovery of gold in California.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/Nicrgu.asp   (1628 words)

Nicaragua, which derives its name from the chief of the area's leading Indian tribe at the time of the Spanish Conquest, was first settled by the Spanish in 1522.
For the next century, Nicaragua's politics were dominated by the competition for power between the Liberals, who were centered in the city of León, and the Conservatives, centered in Granada.
Nicaragua is named for one of its original inhabitants, Chief Nicarao, who ruled part of the area at the time the Spanish arrived in Central America.
www.questconnect.org /ca_nicaragua.htm   (841 words)

 The EU's relations with Nicaragua - Overview
Nicaragua is the biggest country in Central America but its GDP is only USD 750(2) per capita.
Nicaragua’s main trading partner is the United States, with the EU in third place after the countries of the Central American Common Market.
Nicaragua is an active member of the SICA (Sistema de Integración Centroamericana) and is promoting regional integration not only among the Central American isthmus but also with other countries like Dominican Republic.
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/nicaragua/intro/index.htm   (1675 words)

 Nicaragua (11/05)
Nicaragua is a constitutional democracy with executive, legislative, judicial, and electoral branches of government.
Nicaragua suffers from persistent trade and budget deficits and a high debt-service burden; foreign assistance, including donations and debt relief, totals 42% of GDP in 2004.
Nicaragua is primarily an agricultural country, but construction, mining, fisheries, and general commerce also have been expanding during the last few years.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/1850.htm   (3584 words)

Nicaragua and Costa Rica signed a three-year agreement in September of 2002 to defer presenting these issues before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for resolution.
Although extensive demining operations have been conducted to clear rural areas of northern Nicaragua of landmines left from the war, visitors venturing off the main roads in these areas are cautioned that the possibility of encountering landmines still exists.
Motorists driving to Nicaragua should use the principal highways and official border crossings at Guasale, El Espino and Las Manos between Nicaragua and Honduras and Penas Blancas between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
travel.state.gov /travel/nicaragua.html   (3657 words)

 Nicaragua travel guide - Wikitravel
The Pacific Coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony in the early 16th century.
Nicaragua was on the verge of a civil war; Walker sided with one of the factions and was able to gain control of the country, hoping that the US would annex Nicaragua as a southern slave state.
Nicaragua doesn't have as many language schools as can be found in Guatemala or Costa Rica, but a few have sprouted up in the last few years, particularly in colonial Granada and Esteli in the north.
wikitravel.org /en/Nicaragua   (2477 words)

 Timeline: Nicaragua
U.S. marines are sent to Nicaragua to insure Somoza's regime is instituted.
Nicaragua is plunged into a near civil war.
1988: Nicaragua is a disaster zone, ravaged by civil war and the onslaught of Hurricane Hugo.
www.stanford.edu /group/arts/nicaragua/discovery_eng/timeline   (1103 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American States, with an area of 147,950 sq km.
Nicaragua has an uneasy relationship with Costa Rica, due primarily to disputes over navigational rights on the San Juan River and whether Costa Rican patrol vessels should be permitted to carry arms.
Nicaragua and its neighbours also successfully negotiated a Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement with the EU which was signed in Rome on 15 December 2003.
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 The CIA in Nicaragua from Wake Up
Nicaragua was excluded from US programmes which promoted American investment and trade, sugar imports from Nicaragua were slashed by 90% and Washington pressured the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Common Market to withhold loans to Nicaragua.
A pipeline inside Nicaragua was sabotaged and U.S. corporations such as Exxon informed the Nicaraguan government that they would no longer supply tankers for crude oil transportation to Nicaragua from Mexico, the country's leading supplier; at this point, Nicaragua had a ten-day supply of oil.
Nicaragua's fishing industry was devastated by mines and attacks, as well as from lack of fuel for its boats and spare parts due to the U.S. blockade.
www.doublestandards.org /wakeup1.html   (2071 words)

Nicaragua is the largest country of Central America.
The federation finally dissolved in 1837, and a Constituent Assembly formally declared Nicaragua's independence from the United Provinces of Central America.
The Arias Plan was signed by the presidents of the five Central American republics (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica) at a presidential summit held in Esquipulas, Guatemala.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /waf/americas/nicaragua/Nicaragua-Home.htm   (714 words)

 nicaragua map and map of nicaragua information page
The Spanish colony of Nicaragua was ruled from the Spanish empire’s regional capital of Guatemala, with one exception - as the British influenced (or controlled) much of its Caribbean coastline, an area inhabited by Miskito (Mosquito) Indians.
Well, the civil war ended in 1990, but Nicaragua, all but destroyed by decades of fighting, would soon be dealt another tragic blow.
Nicaragua is a water-rich country with dozens of rivers and hundreds of small streams; the most significant rivers included the Coco, Escondido, Rio Grande and San Juan.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/camerica/ni.htm   (1077 words)

Nicaragua was discovered by the Spanish in 1522 and was under colonial control until it achieved its independence by revolution in 1838.
A Junta for National Reconstruction was established and in 1984 FSLN won the elections.
It was later discovered that the United States had attempted to damage the economy by the mining of Nicaragua's harbours.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /COLDnicaragua.htm   (1019 words)

 Nicaragua Network - NicaNet - Working for Social Justice in Nicaragua
The Nicaragua Network is a national network of local committees which has worked for 27 years to change US government policy toward Nicaragua.
The Rama Indians and Afrocaribbean Creoles inhabit southeastern Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast and islands, and one of the largest intact rainforests remaining in all of Central America.
The Nicaragua Network is compiling remembrances of people whose lives were changed by their visits to and involvement in the Sandinista experiment.
www.nicanet.org   (1618 words)

 Nicaragua: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1978-1990
A detailed declassified history emerges from this set; from the overthrow of Somoza, through the advent of the U.S.-sponsored Contras, to the February 1990 electoral defeat of the revolutionary government.The collection provides the most comprehensive case study of intervention and revolution in Central America currently available to the public.
It is composed of documents dating from 1978, when widespread opposition to the Somoza family dynasty became visible, through the decade of the 1 980s, when Nicaragua emerged as a hotly debated foreign policy issue in the United States and abroad.
Nicaragua, 1978-1990 offers a comprehensive case study of intervention and revolution in the Third World.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/nsa/publications/nicaragua/nicaragua.html   (809 words)

 Nicaragua Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Known to the Spaniards as the 'Gates of Hell', the craters of Volcán Masaya National Park are the most easily accessible active volcanoes in Nicaragua.
Nicaragua is best known not for its stunning landscapes or vast cultural treasures, but for a war in which a popular uprising was suppressed by a US-backed government.
The after-effects of these and other setbacks have left the country in a state of shock from which it is gradually emerging.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/central-america/nicaragua   (234 words)

 USAID - Latin America & Caribbean: Nicaragua
Nicaragua has made strides to establish and strengthen its democratic institutions, improve the quality of education and health of its population, and expand its economy.
Still Nicaragua remains one of the poorest countries in the Americas, which has impacted reform of many of its institutions.
Nicaragua alleviated a significant amount of external debt, meeting the conditions of the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) program.
www.usaid.gov /locations/latin_america_caribbean/country/nicaragua   (432 words)

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