Nicaragua

Country Nicaragua
Capital Managua
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Córdoba(NIO)
Languages Spanish, English, Miskito, Rama, Sumo, Miskito Coastal Creole, Garifuna & Rama Cay Creole

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Introduction

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 region 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 2001, saw the Sandinistas defeated, but voting in 2006 announced the return of former Sandinista President Daniel ORTEGA Saavedra. The 2008 municipal elections were characterized by widespread irregularities. Nicaragua's infrastructure and economy - hard hit by the earlier civil war and by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 - are slowly being rebuilt, but democratic institutions face new challenges under the ORTEGA administration.

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Nicaragua - Wikipedia
Nicaragua - CIA World Fact Book
Nicaragua - BBC
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Bernie Sanders under scrutiny for backing Sandinistas in 1980s - New York Post
  1. Bernie Sanders under scrutiny for backing Sandinistas in 1980s  New York Post
  2. For Bernie Sanders, Nicaraguan human rights came second to Sandinista power  Washington Examiner
  3. Bernie Sanders's "60 Minutes" interview renews concerns over communist country trips and how they shaped his politics - The  The Washington Post
  4. Gov. DeSantis: Sanders' 'whitewash' of Cuban government 'totally unacceptable' to Florida  Florida Phoenix
  5. Florida Dems in uproar after Sanders’ Cuba comments  POLITICO
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Nicaragua’s largest paper La Prensa survives Ortega’s 18-month blockade on ink, newsprint - Vox.comNicaragua’s largest paper La Prensa survives Ortega’s 18-month blockade on ink, newsprint  Vox.com

To silence a newspaper, Nicaragua's government took away its paper and ink - Los Angeles TimesTo silence a newspaper, Nicaragua's government took away its paper and ink  Los Angeles Times

The Anti-Sandinista Youth of Nicaragua - NACLAThe Anti-Sandinista Youth of Nicaragua  NACLA

Rio to explore in Nicaragua through Calibre deals - www.mining-journal.comRio to explore in Nicaragua through Calibre deals  www.mining-journal.com

Navigating the US asylum system: one Nicaraguan woman’s journey - The San Diego Union-TribuneNavigating the US asylum system: one Nicaraguan woman’s journey  The San Diego Union-Tribune

What is really going on in Nicaragua? - People's WorldWhat is really going on in Nicaragua?  People's World

After US terrorist war and sanctions, Nicaragua fights for justice at international court - The GrayzoneAfter US terrorist war and sanctions, Nicaragua fights for justice at international court  The Grayzone

Former Belgian-Nicaraguan political prisoner calls for probe into Ortega government - ReutersFormer Belgian-Nicaraguan political prisoner calls for probe into Ortega government  Reuters

Nicaraguan government releases ink, paper it impounded from newspaper critical of Ortega - ReutersNicaraguan government releases ink, paper it impounded from newspaper critical of Ortega  Reuters

Massacre in Nicaragua: Four indigenous community members killed for their land - Mongabay.comMassacre in Nicaragua: Four indigenous community members killed for their land  Mongabay.com

Nicaragua lifts newsprint ban on embattled La Prensa newspaper - The Washington PostNicaragua lifts newsprint ban on embattled La Prensa newspaper  The Washington Post

Postcards from Nicaragua: How Central American Afro-Latinos were stripped of their clothes (and their culture) - AL DIA NewsPostcards from Nicaragua: How Central American Afro-Latinos were stripped of their clothes (and their culture)  AL DIA News

Massacre leaves six indigenous people dead at Nicaraguan nature reserve - The GuardianMassacre leaves six indigenous people dead at Nicaraguan nature reserve  The Guardian

Nicaragua Creates New Fuel Firms After December US Sanctions - The New York TimesNicaragua Creates New Fuel Firms After December US Sanctions  The New York Times

Perspective - Bianca Jagger: Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega 'is a traitor' to the Sandinista revolution - FRANCE 24Perspective - Bianca Jagger: Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega 'is a traitor' to the Sandinista revolution  FRANCE 24

Nicaragua's economic and political issues are taking a turn for the worse - Geopolitical Intelligence Services AGNicaragua's economic and political issues are taking a turn for the worse  Geopolitical Intelligence Services AG

UNHCR Nicaragua Situation Fact Sheet (1 – 30 November 2019) - Nicaragua - ReliefWebUNHCR Nicaragua Situation Fact Sheet (1 – 30 November 2019) - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

Dennis Martinez Tells Why He Supports the Citizen Rebellion in Nicaragua - Havana TimesDennis Martinez Tells Why He Supports the Citizen Rebellion in Nicaragua  Havana Times

While the Local Church Fights Ortega in Nicaragua, Pope Francis Is Silent - National ReviewWhile the Local Church Fights Ortega in Nicaragua, Pope Francis Is Silent  National Review

While Nicaragua returns to peace, media and international NGOs conjure epidemic of violence with dubious reporting - The GrayzoneWhile Nicaragua returns to peace, media and international NGOs conjure epidemic of violence with dubious reporting  The Grayzone

Nicaragua opposition party leader 'killed by gunmen' - Hurriyet Daily NewsNicaragua opposition party leader 'killed by gunmen'  Hurriyet Daily News

Nicaraguan Opposition Meets Today with EU Deputies in El Salvador - Havana TimesNicaraguan Opposition Meets Today with EU Deputies in El Salvador  Havana Times

Lady Jags whip Nicaragua 3-1 in CONCACAF U20 opener - Stabroek NewsLady Jags whip Nicaragua 3-1 in CONCACAF U20 opener  Stabroek News

How Nicaragua's deaf children invented a new sign language - BBC NewsHow Nicaragua's deaf children invented a new sign language  BBC News

Guyana prepared to battle Nicaragua for top spot - Stabroek NewsGuyana prepared to battle Nicaragua for top spot  Stabroek News

Connecting with Communities in Nicaragua for 20 Years - Coronado Times NewspaperConnecting with Communities in Nicaragua for 20 Years  Coronado Times Newspaper

The Crossing to Premiere Michael Gordon's TRAVEL GUIDE TO NICARAGUA - Broadway WorldThe Crossing to Premiere Michael Gordon's TRAVEL GUIDE TO NICARAGUA  Broadway World

What’s Eaten Where: Nicaragua - Cyprus MailWhat’s Eaten Where: Nicaragua  Cyprus Mail

Will Bernie Sanders' long-ago praise of Socialist regimes hurt Democrats in November? - NBC NewsWill Bernie Sanders' long-ago praise of Socialist regimes hurt Democrats in November?  NBC News

Right-wing Nicaraguan opposition boasts of support from US and EU in campaign to oust Sandinista gov’t - The GrayzoneRight-wing Nicaraguan opposition boasts of support from US and EU in campaign to oust Sandinista gov’t  The Grayzone

My Seasonal Depression Followed Me to Nicaragua - AllureMy Seasonal Depression Followed Me to Nicaragua  Allure

Trump Panders to Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans While He Deports and Detains Them - Mother JonesTrump Panders to Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans While He Deports and Detains Them  Mother Jones

Lady Jags spring into action today against Nicaragua - Stabroek NewsLady Jags spring into action today against Nicaragua  Stabroek News

After 18 Month Newsprint Blockade, Nicaragua's 'La Prensa' Poised to Reboot - VOA NewsAfter 18 Month Newsprint Blockade, Nicaragua's 'La Prensa' Poised to Reboot  VOA News

Nik Wallenda plans to walk over live volcano in Nicaragua - The TimesNik Wallenda plans to walk over live volcano in Nicaragua  The Times

UNIDO and Switzerland expand cooperation to support cocoa value chain in Nicaragua's mining triangle - Modern DiplomacyUNIDO and Switzerland expand cooperation to support cocoa value chain in Nicaragua's mining triangle  Modern Diplomacy

LEARNING THEIR FOES: US to face Cuba, El Salvador and either Nicaragua or Puerto Rico in Concacaf Futsal Championship - frontrowsoccer.comLEARNING THEIR FOES: US to face Cuba, El Salvador and either Nicaragua or Puerto Rico in Concacaf Futsal Championship  frontrowsoccer.com

Gunmen kill Nicaragua opposition leader – The Manila Times - The Manila TimesGunmen kill Nicaragua opposition leader – The Manila Times  The Manila Times

For the first time in history Nicaragua will... - BNamericas EnglishFor the first time in history Nicaragua will...  BNamericas English

Binghamton University nursing student's killer appeals Nicaragua prison sentence - PressconnectsBinghamton University nursing student's killer appeals Nicaragua prison sentence  Pressconnects

The Autumn of the Patriarchy in Nicaragua - Havana TimesThe Autumn of the Patriarchy in Nicaragua  Havana Times

Nicaragua police seize $1M, arrest 2 in weekend operation - 570 NewsNicaragua police seize $1M, arrest 2 in weekend operation  570 News

A Tragic Epidemic of Violence in Nicaragua - BELatinaA Tragic Epidemic of Violence in Nicaragua  BELatina

Pope 'Meh' About Nicaragua's Troubles - Church MilitantPope 'Meh' About Nicaragua's Troubles  Church Militant

The Cyclists Who Crossed Nicaragua in Three Days - Havana TimesThe Cyclists Who Crossed Nicaragua in Three Days  Havana Times

VIDEO: Socialist dictator who Bernie Sanders once compared to Lincoln now endorses his campaign - TheBlazeVIDEO: Socialist dictator who Bernie Sanders once compared to Lincoln now endorses his campaign  TheBlaze

Bay Area Nicaraguans react to country's political turmoil through art, solidarity - El TecoloteBay Area Nicaraguans react to country's political turmoil through art, solidarity  El Tecolote

Nicaragua Canal Concessioner Wang Jing’s Fortune Takes Another Hit - Havana TimesNicaragua Canal Concessioner Wang Jing’s Fortune Takes Another Hit  Havana Times

New Fortress set to use FSRU for latest project in Nicaragua - TradeWindsNew Fortress set to use FSRU for latest project in Nicaragua  TradeWinds

The Latest News and Data About Ethanol Production - Ethanol Producer MagazineThe Latest News and Data About Ethanol Production  Ethanol Producer Magazine

Jesuit provincials demand end to Nicaraguan harassment - National Catholic ReporterJesuit provincials demand end to Nicaraguan harassment  National Catholic Reporter

Increased Hounding of Former Political Prisoners in Nicaragua - Havana TimesIncreased Hounding of Former Political Prisoners in Nicaragua  Havana Times

Nicaragua’s General Aviles, Ortega’s Man at the Helm of the Army - Havana TimesNicaragua’s General Aviles, Ortega’s Man at the Helm of the Army  Havana Times

Condor Gold: Proactive analyst on site at La India project in Nicaragua - Proactive Investors UKCondor Gold: Proactive analyst on site at La India project in Nicaragua  Proactive Investors UK

From Nicaragua to Senegal, ME alum is helping around the world • College of Engineering News • Iowa State University - Iowa State University College of Engineering NewsFrom Nicaragua to Senegal, ME alum is helping around the world • College of Engineering News • Iowa State University  Iowa State University College of Engineering News

Calibre and Rio Tinto Exploration Enter Into Agreements: $45 Million Earn-In Agreement for 100%-owned Borosi Projects; And Strategic Exploration Alliance for Nicaragua - GlobeNewswireCalibre and Rio Tinto Exploration Enter Into Agreements: $45 Million Earn-In Agreement for 100%-owned Borosi Projects; And Strategic Exploration Alliance for Nicaragua  GlobeNewswire

Nicaragua Tourism: “While Insecurity Persists, We’ll Continue Slipping,” - Havana TimesNicaragua Tourism: “While Insecurity Persists, We’ll Continue Slipping,”  Havana Times

UNHCR grants Costa Rica assistance to help Nicaraguan migrants - The Tico TimesUNHCR grants Costa Rica assistance to help Nicaraguan migrants  The Tico Times

Documentary about Artistic Resistance of Nicaraguans in Exile - Havana TimesDocumentary about Artistic Resistance of Nicaraguans in Exile  Havana Times

Lawyer accused of billing more than 24 hours per day is found in Nicaragua - ABA JournalLawyer accused of billing more than 24 hours per day is found in Nicaragua  ABA Journal

“He's a Murderous Dictator”: Human Rights Advocate Bianca Jagger On Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega - Remezcla“He's a Murderous Dictator”: Human Rights Advocate Bianca Jagger On Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega  Remezcla

Nicaraguan archdiocese call for fair elections, freedom of expression | News Headlines - Catholic CultureNicaraguan archdiocese call for fair elections, freedom of expression | News Headlines  Catholic Culture

Murdered Journalist’s Parents Return to Nicaragua to Demand Justice - Havana TimesMurdered Journalist’s Parents Return to Nicaragua to Demand Justice  Havana Times

Tapir born in a Nicaraguan zoo brings hope for species preservation - msnNOWTapir born in a Nicaraguan zoo brings hope for species preservation  msnNOW

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica: a Long History of Welcome and Rejection - Havana TimesNicaraguans in Costa Rica: a Long History of Welcome and Rejection  Havana Times

Nicaragua: Sixty-one Political Prisoners Still Remain in Ortega’s Jails - Havana TimesNicaragua: Sixty-one Political Prisoners Still Remain in Ortega’s Jails  Havana Times

The Straw That Will Break the Camel’s Back in Nicaragua - Havana TimesThe Straw That Will Break the Camel’s Back in Nicaragua  Havana Times

Royal Road Minerals: Proactive"s Ryan Long on site for day two in Nicaragua - Proactive Investors UKRoyal Road Minerals: Proactive"s Ryan Long on site for day two in Nicaragua  Proactive Investors UK

On This Day: Nicaraguan rebel leader Sandino killed - UPI NewsOn This Day: Nicaraguan rebel leader Sandino killed  UPI News

Mexico vs Nicaragua- Women’s U20 CONCACAF Watch Online TV 2020 Stream Info, Preview - FutnSoccerMexico vs Nicaragua- Women’s U20 CONCACAF Watch Online TV 2020 Stream Info, Preview  FutnSoccer

Nicaraguan Business Owners Seek Political Solution to Economic Crisis - Havana TimesNicaraguan Business Owners Seek Political Solution to Economic Crisis  Havana Times

Nicaragua’s University Students: the Youth Agenda has been Relegated - Havana TimesNicaragua’s University Students: the Youth Agenda has been Relegated  Havana Times

SD69 notes: Air travel field trip to Nicaragua approved in principle - Parksville Qualicum Beach NewsSD69 notes: Air travel field trip to Nicaragua approved in principle  Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Carcache Says Nicaragua’s Youth Must Be in the Forefront of the Struggle - Havana TimesCarcache Says Nicaragua’s Youth Must Be in the Forefront of the Struggle  Havana Times

Why The Gurkha Nicaragua Series Is The Perfect Super Bowl Cigar - MaximWhy The Gurkha Nicaragua Series Is The Perfect Super Bowl Cigar  Maxim

J. Cortès buys Oliva leaf operations and additional tobacco farms in Nicaragua - TRBusinessJ. Cortès buys Oliva leaf operations and additional tobacco farms in Nicaragua  TRBusiness

Free Elections: a Plebiscite to Defeat Nicaragua’s Dictatorship - Havana TimesFree Elections: a Plebiscite to Defeat Nicaragua’s Dictatorship  Havana Times

Nicaragua opens police station to protect women's rights - Prensa LatinaNicaragua opens police station to protect women's rights  Prensa Latina

Venezuelans, Cubans and Nicaraguans seeking U.S. asylum face long immigration backlog - NBC NewsVenezuelans, Cubans and Nicaraguans seeking U.S. asylum face long immigration backlog  NBC News

Impunity Facilitates the Killings of Indigenous People in Nicaragua’s Bosawas Reserve - Havana TimesImpunity Facilitates the Killings of Indigenous People in Nicaragua’s Bosawas Reserve  Havana Times

Applaud Uruguay’s president-elect. Dictators are not welcome at his inauguration | Opinion - Miami HeraldApplaud Uruguay’s president-elect. Dictators are not welcome at his inauguration | Opinion  Miami Herald

Nicaragua Frees Political Prisoners After International Pressure - The New York TimesNicaragua Frees Political Prisoners After International Pressure  The New York Times

Once allies, Nicaragua's elite aim to unseat Ortega - ReutersOnce allies, Nicaragua's elite aim to unseat Ortega  Reuters

Interview with Nicaraguan Sandinista youth leader Rosalía Bohórquez - Fight Back! NewspaperInterview with Nicaraguan Sandinista youth leader Rosalía Bohórquez  Fight Back! Newspaper

NICARAGUANicaragua News and AnalysisItaly Deported Laureano Ortega; In Spain He Is Called “Asesino” by Protesters - Nicaragua NewsNICARAGUANicaragua News and AnalysisItaly Deported Laureano Ortega; In Spain He Is Called “Asesino” by Protesters  Nicaragua News

NICARAGUANicaragua News and AnalysisCosta Rica Arrested 3 Nicaraguans for Murder In Nicaragua Never Confirmed - Nicaragua NewsNICARAGUANicaragua News and AnalysisCosta Rica Arrested 3 Nicaraguans for Murder In Nicaragua Never Confirmed  Nicaragua News

Press Freedom Still Under Attack in Nicaragua - Human Rights WatchPress Freedom Still Under Attack in Nicaragua  Human Rights Watch

In 1985, Bernie Sanders defended Nicaragua’s ‘suspension of certain civil liberties’ - Hot AirIn 1985, Bernie Sanders defended Nicaragua’s ‘suspension of certain civil liberties’  Hot Air

UN calls on Nicaragua to end 'persistent repression of dissent' - The GuardianUN calls on Nicaragua to end 'persistent repression of dissent'  The Guardian

What America must do to help Nicaragua restore democracy | TheHill - The HillWhat America must do to help Nicaragua restore democracy | TheHill  The Hill

Pro-government supporters attack Catholic church in Nicaragua as tensions flare - ReutersPro-government supporters attack Catholic church in Nicaragua as tensions flare  Reuters

Nicaragua 'crisis' still cause for concern amid murder, torture allegations: Bachelet - UN NewsNicaragua 'crisis' still cause for concern amid murder, torture allegations: Bachelet  UN News

Nicaragua: MEPs demand an end to repression of political opponents | News - EU NewsNicaragua: MEPs demand an end to repression of political opponents | News  EU News

U.S. imposes sanctions on son of Nicaragua's president - ReutersU.S. imposes sanctions on son of Nicaragua's president  Reuters

Nicaragua frees protesters who aided mothers on hunger strike - ReutersNicaragua frees protesters who aided mothers on hunger strike  Reuters

Nicaragua nationalizes major gas station chain linked to Ortega - ReutersNicaragua nationalizes major gas station chain linked to Ortega  Reuters

Bolivia's ouster of Morales stirs tensions in left-leaning Nicaragua - ReutersBolivia's ouster of Morales stirs tensions in left-leaning Nicaragua  Reuters

Killing took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial - Al Jazeera EnglishKilling took place in New York, but Nicaragua hosts trial  Al Jazeera English

Daniel Ortega's most wanted: Nicaragua's exiles in Costa Rica - The GuardianDaniel Ortega's most wanted: Nicaragua's exiles in Costa Rica  The Guardian