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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Confessions of a CIA Terrorist

Dissident Voice 17 May 2023
In 1979 the Sandinista revolution overthrew the Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua ... He was recruited as a CIA officer responsible for overseeing the development of the Contra army based in Honduras and conducting cross border attacks on communities in Nicaragua ... They had safe houses and secret bases in ranches along the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border....

Nicaragua orders closure of Red Cross in continuing crackdown

Al Jazeera 11 May 2023
The National Assembly of Nicaragua has voted to dissolve the local branch of the Red Cross, a nonprofit humanitarian organisation, as part of an ongoing clampdown on groups seen as hostile to the government of Daniel Ortega ... The Red Cross’s mandate in Nicaragua began with 1958 decree that was repealed in Wednesday’s resolution....

Ending Title 42 is the responsible thing to do, here’s what the administration should do next

The Hill 06 May 2023
citizens alike ... As it stands, too much immigration rhetoric and policy is in response to a dystopian distorted imagery the U.S ... In fact, last year we saw increasing numbers of migrants from elsewhere in the Americas (Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua) and around the globe (Ukraine, India, Turkey) ... without a problem that same year ... ....

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