Nicaragua

Nicaragua (i/ˌnɪkəˈrɑːɡwəˌ -ˈræ-ˌ -ɡjuə/; Spanish: [nikaˈɾaɣwa]), officially the Republic of Nicaragua (Spanish:  República de Nicaragua ), is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. The population of Nicaragua is slightly over 6 million. Nicaragua's capital, Managua, is the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages.

The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, and fiscal crisis—the most notable causes that led to the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Nicaragua is a representative democratic republic.

The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature, particularly the latter given the literary contributions of Nicaraguan poets and writers, including Rubén Darío, Pablo Antonio Cuadra and Ernesto Cardenal. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.

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'Foreign' agents pitch has El Salvador civil society on edge

Info News 17 Nov 2021
A foreign agent law passed in Nicaragua last year. Similar legislation has been spreading around the globe ... Closer to El Salvador, the effects of the law in Nicaragua were dramatic. In August, Nicaragua cancelled the registration of at least 45 NGOs for allegedly not fully reporting their activities to the government....
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‘Foreign’ agents pitch has El Salvador civil society on edge

The Associated Press 17 Nov 2021
A foreign agent law passed in Nicaragua last year. Similar legislation has been spreading around the globe ... Closer to El Salvador, the effects of the law in Nicaragua were dramatic. In August, Nicaragua cancelled the registration of at least 45 NGOs for allegedly not fully reporting their activities to the government....
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Wars for empire don't honor veterans, by Sarah G. Wilton

The Keene Sentinel 29 Oct 2021
On this forthcoming 2021 Veterans Day, here is a question for flag-waving politicians and others who claim veterans are defending our freedoms. ... freedoms and privileges that you claim veterans are protecting get into Vietnam, Iraq, Syria, Panama, Nicaragua, Afghanistan and other far-off corners of the globe? These are a few of the places that U.S ... ....
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Ten Things for US to Understand about Latin America

Dissident Voice 22 Oct 2021
The bad lists include Trump’s “Troika of Tyranny” — Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela — and the 30-plus countries around the globe suffering from the deadly effects of US sanctions ... Nicaragua and some other “bad list” Latin American governments have dispensed with them ... Nicaragua’s healthcare system is free....
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Chile takes ‘first step’ towards decriminalising abortion

Al Jazeera 28 Sep 2021
Holding up banners saying “it’s our right to decide” and “legal abortion, safe and free”, the mostly-women protesters met as part of the “International Safe Abortion Day” being marked around the globe. Abortion is banned outright in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Haiti [File....
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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Adviser

Reliefweb 16 Sep 2021
This position is planned to be based in Colombia, Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala or El Salvador ... This position can be based in Panama or another country in the region where Save the Children operates (Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua or Peru)....
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Senior Regional Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor

Reliefweb 21 Aug 2021
This can be a remote position based in Panama, Peru, Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras or El Salvador ... This position can be based in Panama or another country in the region where Save the Children operates (Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua or Peru)....
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The new cold war?

Dawn 21 Aug 2021
Despite reaching the brink of direct conflict on a handful of occasions, the two superpowers never did attack each other’s territory, but proxy wars dotted the globe. Angola, Vietnam and Nicaragua, Afghanistan, were just some of the major theatres of the Cold War ... It supported national liberation struggles all over the globe....
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Shobhaa De | In Afghanistan, the real villains are Americans

Deccan Chronicle 20 Aug 2021
Kabul has always evoked a deep emotional resonance with Indians ... As analysts have pointed out, this is an old, old tactic, successfully carried out across the globe, from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Panama, Haiti and beyond… Most infamously and publicly in Vietnam -- where there was a lot of egg on America’s face ... .......
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Hurricane Maria cut off a Puerto Rican town. An amateur radio operator found a way out.

Yahoo Daily News 08 Aug 2021
As the sun spilled over the storm-stricken mountains of Puerto Rico, all Pedro Labayen could see from his home in Utuado was a river ... Flash floods destroyed five bridges across the municipality ... As he developed friendships in Russia, Nicaragua and throughout the globe, he also became a cornerstone of the municipality’s crisis responses ... he said ... ....
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Nicaragua is a role model for dictators globally

Asiatimes 10 Jul 2021
Daniel Ortega, the president of Nicaragua, is about to accomplish a feat that is routine among dictators across the globe ... Nicaragua’s descent into a new round of long-term dictatorship – more than 40 years after Marxist guerrillas overthrew the 43-year rule of the Somoza family dynasty – gets hardly an international shrug....
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Victor-Farmington Rotary installs new president

Daily Messenger 08 Jul 2021
These included the annual Christmas Giving Tree, a project in support of the students and faculty at Franklin Upper School in Rochester, scholarship awards for students at Victor Senior High School and a clean water project for a rural village in Nicaragua. The club also supports projects around the globe that are funded by the Rotary Foundation....
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Spanish Prime Minister Says People Vaccinated With Sputnik V Should Be Allowed Into EU

Urdu Point 09 Jun 2021
Neither of those organizations has yet approved the Russian vaccine ... Sputnik V, the world's first registered coronavirus vaccine, has been approved for emergency use in 65 countries across the globe, including many Latin American countries, such as Mexico, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Argentina and Paraguay .......
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