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
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First batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Nicaragua - BW BusinessworldFirst batch of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine arrives in Nicaragua  BW Businessworld

Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief - - The Tico TimesRule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief -  The Tico Times

Exim Bank extends USD 7.35 mn line of credit to Nicaragua - DTNextExim Bank extends USD 7.35 mn line of credit to Nicaragua  DTNext

Nicaragua leaders face backlash after forming space agency amid human rights crisis - The GuardianNicaragua leaders face backlash after forming space agency amid human rights crisis  The Guardian

Silence at any cost: State tactics to deepen the repression in Nicaragua - Nicaragua - ReliefWebSilence at any cost: State tactics to deepen the repression in Nicaragua - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

Nicaragua is opening a Ministry for Extraterrestrial Space Affairs - EngadgetNicaragua is opening a Ministry for Extraterrestrial Space Affairs  Engadget

Nicaragua : Amidst 'socio-political and human rights crisis', independent expert condemns environmental defender's death - UN NewsNicaragua : Amidst 'socio-political and human rights crisis', independent expert condemns environmental defender's death  UN News

Government tactics to silence criticism deepen human rights crisis in Nicaragua - Amnesty InternationalGovernment tactics to silence criticism deepen human rights crisis in Nicaragua  Amnesty International

'All for love': 400 couples get married bearing heat and coronavirus in Nicaragua - WION'All for love': 400 couples get married bearing heat and coronavirus in Nicaragua  WION

Nicaragua: Plan of Action | Hurricanes Eta and Iota, January 2021 (one pager) - Nicaragua - ReliefWebNicaragua: Plan of Action | Hurricanes Eta and Iota, January 2021 (one pager) - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

New Nicaragua law may isolate local banks - Central BankingNew Nicaragua law may isolate local banks  Central Banking

More than 114 thousand families in Nicaragua will benefit from the electrification and renewable energy program financed by CABEI - BNamericas EnglishMore than 114 thousand families in Nicaragua will benefit from the electrification and renewable energy program financed by CABEI  BNamericas English

Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Managua, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua - VolcanoDiscoveryModerate 4.2 quake hits near Managua, Departamento de Managua, Nicaragua  VolcanoDiscovery

Nicaraguans strive to support themselves in exile in Costa Rica - UNHCRNicaraguans strive to support themselves in exile in Costa Rica  UNHCR

Nicaragua foundation announces suspension in face of new law - Associated PressNicaragua foundation announces suspension in face of new law  Associated Press

Nicaragua approves Russian COVID-19 vaccine - The Associated PressNicaragua approves Russian COVID-19 vaccine  The Associated Press

Coastal Nicaragua Towns Face a Climate-Change Dilemma After Double Hurricanes Hit - The New York TimesCoastal Nicaragua Towns Face a Climate-Change Dilemma After Double Hurricanes Hit  The New York Times

Nicaragua pushes forward on permitting process for Mombacho geothermal project - ThinkGeoEnergyNicaragua pushes forward on permitting process for Mombacho geothermal project  ThinkGeoEnergy

Human Rights Watch Statement - Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch Statement  Human Rights Watch

Colombia protests over boundaries of Nicaragua nature reserve - - The Tico TimesColombia protests over boundaries of Nicaragua nature reserve -  The Tico Times

Moderate magnitude 4.6 quake hits 96 km southwest of Corinto, Nicaragua early afternoon - VolcanoDiscoveryModerate magnitude 4.6 quake hits 96 km southwest of Corinto, Nicaragua early afternoon  VolcanoDiscovery

Quake info: Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 114 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 3:05 pm (GMT -6) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 114 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 3:05 pm (GMT -6)  VolcanoDiscovery

Bridging the rural productivity gap in Nicaragua | LSE Latin America and Caribbean - LSE Latin America and CaribbeanBridging the rural productivity gap in Nicaragua | LSE Latin America and Caribbean  LSE Latin America and Caribbean

Nicaragua operation rescues two endangered jaguar cubs - Phys.orgNicaragua operation rescues two endangered jaguar cubs  Phys.org

Ortega’s spacy idea isn’t funny. It’s a distraction from the dictator’s abuse of the Nicaraguan people |... - Miami HeraldOrtega’s spacy idea isn’t funny. It’s a distraction from the dictator’s abuse of the Nicaraguan people |...  Miami Herald

Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents her Credentials - VindobonaPermanent Representative of Nicaragua to the International Organizations in Vienna Presents her Credentials  Vindobona

Sweat, sulphur and climbing volcanoes in majestic Nicaragua - Toronto StarSweat, sulphur and climbing volcanoes in majestic Nicaragua  Toronto Star

Gold becomes Nicaragua's top export - BNamericas EnglishGold becomes Nicaragua's top export  BNamericas English

Decades of Deforestation, Illegal Mining and Impunity in Nicaragua - Insightcrime.orgDecades of Deforestation, Illegal Mining and Impunity in Nicaragua  Insightcrime.org

Film Club: ‘Rebuild or Leave “Paradise”: Climate Change Dilemma Facing a Nicaraguan Coastal Town’ - The New York TimesFilm Club: ‘Rebuild or Leave “Paradise”: Climate Change Dilemma Facing a Nicaraguan Coastal Town’  The New York Times

Pride of a country: Omier forges Nicaragua's hoops identity - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-GazettePride of a country: Omier forges Nicaragua's hoops identity  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Report: Nicaraguan government closing spaces for opposition - WTOPReport: Nicaraguan government closing spaces for opposition  WTOP

Charleston lawyer who fled to Nicaragua pleads guilty to fraud charge - WSAZCharleston lawyer who fled to Nicaragua pleads guilty to fraud charge  WSAZ

Nicaragua: A Monument to Crimes against Press Freedom - Havana TimesNicaragua: A Monument to Crimes against Press Freedom  Havana Times

Nicaraguan-Style Carne Asada Recipe - SaveurNicaraguan-Style Carne Asada Recipe  Saveur

Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 40 km northeast of Jinotega, Nicaragua - VolcanoDiscoverySignificant earthquake of magnitude 5.2 just reported 40 km northeast of Jinotega, Nicaragua  VolcanoDiscovery

Quake info: Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 48 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 12:44 pm (GMT -6) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 48 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 12:44 pm (GMT -6)  VolcanoDiscovery

Ukraine: The Parliament imposes its first-ever sectoral sanctions - GlobalComplianceNewsUkraine: The Parliament imposes its first-ever sectoral sanctions  GlobalComplianceNews

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Ice Cream for Sale!!! In Nicaragua? - WgnsradioPHOTO OF THE DAY: Ice Cream for Sale!!! In Nicaragua?  Wgnsradio

Survivor All-Time Top 40 Rankings | #34: Nicaragua - RobHasAwebsite.comSurvivor All-Time Top 40 Rankings | #34: Nicaragua  RobHasAwebsite.com

Media, NGO offices taken over by government in Nicaragua - Business StandardMedia, NGO offices taken over by government in Nicaragua  Business Standard

Yokasta Valle, Nicaraguan-Costa Rican World Boxing Champion - Havana TimesYokasta Valle, Nicaraguan-Costa Rican World Boxing Champion  Havana Times

Daniel Ortega tightens screws on opponents as Nicaragua polls loom - Financial TimesDaniel Ortega tightens screws on opponents as Nicaragua polls loom  Financial Times

Category 5 Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua coast, heads for Central America - BW BusinessworldCategory 5 Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua coast, heads for Central America  BW Businessworld

Major probe launched after Nicaraguan fishermen held locally - Loop News JamaicaMajor probe launched after Nicaraguan fishermen held locally  Loop News Jamaica

Rare white tiger born at Nicaragua zoo - The HinduRare white tiger born at Nicaragua zoo  The Hindu

Nicaragua: Law Threatens Free, Fair Elections - Human Rights WatchNicaragua: Law Threatens Free, Fair Elections  Human Rights Watch

Ortega media enrich first family, squeeze rivals across Nicaragua - ReutersOrtega media enrich first family, squeeze rivals across Nicaragua  Reuters

Hurricane Eta slams into Nicaragua, grinds inland - The Indian ExpressHurricane Eta slams into Nicaragua, grinds inland  The Indian Express

Tropical Storm Eta strengthens as it moves west; Nicaragua issues hurricane warning - WIONTropical Storm Eta strengthens as it moves west; Nicaragua issues hurricane warning  WION

Nicaragua Essentially Bans Opposition From 2021 Elections - U.S. News & World ReportNicaragua Essentially Bans Opposition From 2021 Elections  U.S. News & World Report

Nicaragua: Ortega Tightening Authoritarian Grip - Human Rights WatchNicaragua: Ortega Tightening Authoritarian Grip  Human Rights Watch

Seeing off a strongman - How to unseat Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega | The Americas - The EconomistSeeing off a strongman - How to unseat Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega | The Americas  The Economist

Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela strike out against free speech - US Embassy in GeorgiaCuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela strike out against free speech  US Embassy in Georgia

Nicaragua to Receive Emergency Funding Following Devastation Left by Eta and Iota - Nicaragua - ReliefWebNicaragua to Receive Emergency Funding Following Devastation Left by Eta and Iota - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

Nicaragua parliament approves controversial law barring opposition from 2021 election - JURISTNicaragua parliament approves controversial law barring opposition from 2021 election  JURIST

President ‘missing’ and WHO norms ignored: Where Nicaragua stands as world fights Covid-19 - ThePrintPresident ‘missing’ and WHO norms ignored: Where Nicaragua stands as world fights Covid-19  ThePrint

Slow-moving Storm Eta lashes northern Nicaragua - The GuardianSlow-moving Storm Eta lashes northern Nicaragua  The Guardian

Nicaragua: Doctors Fired for Covid-19 Comments - Human Rights WatchNicaragua: Doctors Fired for Covid-19 Comments  Human Rights Watch

Sandinista leaders fall victim to coronavirus outbreak they downplayed - The GuardianSandinista leaders fall victim to coronavirus outbreak they downplayed  The Guardian

Hurricane Iota: at least six killed and 60,000 evacuated in Nicaragua - The GuardianHurricane Iota: at least six killed and 60,000 evacuated in Nicaragua  The Guardian

The Republic of Nicaragua: Hurricanes Eta and Iota Urgent call for assistance - Nicaragua - ReliefWebThe Republic of Nicaragua: Hurricanes Eta and Iota Urgent call for assistance - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

UNICEF. Nearly half a million children in Nicaragua at risk from Hurricane Eta. 3 November 2020 - UNICEFUNICEF. Nearly half a million children in Nicaragua at risk from Hurricane Eta. 3 November 2020  UNICEF

Nicaragua will receive World Bank support to strengthen its response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic - Nicaragua - ReliefWebNicaragua will receive World Bank support to strengthen its response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

WFP positions food supplies and deploys staff in Nicaragua's Northern Caribbean Region as hurricane Eta makes landfall - Nicaragua - ReliefWebWFP positions food supplies and deploys staff in Nicaragua's Northern Caribbean Region as hurricane Eta makes landfall - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

WFP Nicaragua Country Brief, October 2020 - Nicaragua - ReliefWebWFP Nicaragua Country Brief, October 2020 - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

Nicaragua goes it alone despite COVID-19 and political unrest - The New HumanitarianNicaragua goes it alone despite COVID-19 and political unrest  The New Humanitarian

Resisting Lockdown, Nicaragua Becomes a Place of Midnight Burials - The New York TimesResisting Lockdown, Nicaragua Becomes a Place of Midnight Burials  The New York Times

Nicaragua in talks to acquire Russia's Sputnik V COVID vaccine, says PAHO - ReutersNicaragua in talks to acquire Russia's Sputnik V COVID vaccine, says PAHO  Reuters

Nicaragua’s Covid story far from truth - The GuardianNicaragua’s Covid story far from truth  The Guardian

Nicaragua's 'express burials' raise fears Ortega is hiding true scale of pandemic - The GuardianNicaragua's 'express burials' raise fears Ortega is hiding true scale of pandemic  The Guardian

Nicaraguan Congress proposes cybercrime legislation criminalizing false news - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineNicaraguan Congress proposes cybercrime legislation criminalizing false news  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Fitch Affirms Nicaragua at 'B-'; Outlook Revised to Negative - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Nicaragua at 'B-'; Outlook Revised to Negative  Fitch Ratings

Nicaragua raises alarm with repressive draft laws - Financial TimesNicaragua raises alarm with repressive draft laws  Financial Times

President nowhere to be seen as Nicaragua shuns coronavirus curbs - The GuardianPresident nowhere to be seen as Nicaragua shuns coronavirus curbs  The Guardian

Relief Organizations Still Providing Help in Nicaragua - Bay News 9Relief Organizations Still Providing Help in Nicaragua  Bay News 9

UNHCR Nicaragua Situation Fact Sheet (January - June 2020) - Nicaragua - ReliefWebUNHCR Nicaragua Situation Fact Sheet (January - June 2020) - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

Nicaragua Struggles To Rebuild After Hurricanes Hit - NPRNicaragua Struggles To Rebuild After Hurricanes Hit  NPR

Covid control lessons from Nicaragua and the Isle of Man - The GuardianCovid control lessons from Nicaragua and the Isle of Man  The Guardian

Nicaragua's Ortega watches as coronavirus pandemic rages - DW (English)Nicaragua's Ortega watches as coronavirus pandemic rages  DW (English)

Nicaragua's COVID-19 crisis demands a response - Science MagazineNicaragua's COVID-19 crisis demands a response  Science Magazine

Nicaragua passes bill criminalizing what government considers fake news - Reuters UKNicaragua passes bill criminalizing what government considers fake news  Reuters UK

IPANDETEC Releases First Report Rating Nicaraguan Telecom Providers' Privacy Policies - EFFIPANDETEC Releases First Report Rating Nicaraguan Telecom Providers' Privacy Policies  EFF

WFP Nicaragua Country Brief, September 2020 - Nicaragua - ReliefWebWFP Nicaragua Country Brief, September 2020 - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

Nicaragua: Hurricanes Eta & Iota - Emergency Appeal n° MDR43007, Operation Update no. 2 - Nicaragua - ReliefWebNicaragua: Hurricanes Eta & Iota - Emergency Appeal n° MDR43007, Operation Update no. 2 - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

Nicaraguan parliament approves controversial hate crimes law - ReutersNicaraguan parliament approves controversial hate crimes law  Reuters

Fights resume in Nicaragua because 'boxers have to eat' - Times of IndiaFights resume in Nicaragua because 'boxers have to eat'  Times of India

Hurricane Iota: Category four storm hits Nicaragua - BBC NewsHurricane Iota: Category four storm hits Nicaragua  BBC News

The mystery epidemic striking Nicaragua's sugar cane workers – a photo essay - The GuardianThe mystery epidemic striking Nicaragua's sugar cane workers – a photo essay  The Guardian

Regimes target the faithful in Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela - US Embassy in GeorgiaRegimes target the faithful in Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela  US Embassy in Georgia

Under-fire Nicaragua reports significant rise in COVID-19 cases - FRANCE 24Under-fire Nicaragua reports significant rise in COVID-19 cases  FRANCE 24

Nicauraga to See 20 Percent Fall in 2020 Exports, Sourcing Experts Say - Sourcing JournalNicauraga to See 20 Percent Fall in 2020 Exports, Sourcing Experts Say  Sourcing Journal

Nicaraguan government moves to tighten its grip on free expression - Art NewspaperNicaraguan government moves to tighten its grip on free expression  Art Newspaper

'There are two realities.' What is really happening in Nicaragua during the pandemic? - CNN'There are two realities.' What is really happening in Nicaragua during the pandemic?  CNN

Nicaraguans testify of abuses in crackdown on protests - Associated PressNicaraguans testify of abuses in crackdown on protests  Associated Press

Hurricane Iota: NetHope's Continuing Response - Nicaragua - ReliefWebHurricane Iota: NetHope's Continuing Response - Nicaragua  ReliefWeb

Nicaragua's response to COVID-19 endangers not only its own people, but also its neighbors - Atlantic CouncilNicaragua's response to COVID-19 endangers not only its own people, but also its neighbors  Atlantic Council

Hurricanes Eta, Iota hit Nicaragua with $743 million in economic losses - ReutersHurricanes Eta, Iota hit Nicaragua with $743 million in economic losses  Reuters

Football league in Nicaragua resisting coronavirus lockdown as it witnesses surge in viewership - India TodayFootball league in Nicaragua resisting coronavirus lockdown as it witnesses surge in viewership  India Today

Human rights breaches in Eritrea, Nicaragua and Saudi Arabia | News | European Parliament - EU NewsHuman rights breaches in Eritrea, Nicaragua and Saudi Arabia | News | European Parliament  EU News