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to the candy, soap, and clothing industries. thumb Alejandro Sanz performing in Managua (File:Alejandro Sanz 2007.jpg), Nicaragua on November 1, 2007. In 2005, Sanz collaborated with Shakira on her song "La Tortura". Co-written by Sanz, the song became an international hit, breaking the record for the most weeks at the number one spot on the Hot Latin Songs chart.

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of festivities in early December dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, during which elaborate altars to the Virgin Mary are constructed in homes and workplaces. '''Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal''' (23 September 1924 Granada (Granada, Nicaragua), Nicaragua – 10 January 1978 Managua) was a Nicaraguan journalist and publisher. He was the editor of ''La Prensa (La Prensa (Managua))'' — the only significant opposition newspaper to the long rule of the Somoza family. He is a 1977 laureate of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize of the University of Columbia (New York) — He married Violeta Barrios de Chamorro who later went on to become President of Nicaragua (1990-1996). Following Chamorro’s murder, an estimated 30,000 people rioted in the streets of Managua. Cars were set on fire and several buildings belonging to the Somoza family were attacked. A general strike (labor strike) was called. Outside the capital, unrest flared in a number of cities and towns, particularly in areas where National Guardsmen had massacred peasant farmers during the counterinsurgency effort. The government responded with further violence and reintroduced martial law censorship. During 1978, there were seven machine gun attacks and attempted bombings of La Prensa, now under the management of Chamorro’s widow, Violeta Barrios de Chamorro. Following Somoza's overthrow, she was a part of the FSLN-based junta from 1979 to 1980. Violeta Chamorro was elected president of Nicaragua in 1990. Reports that Somoza Portocarrero might return to Nicaragua in 2000 after over twenty years in exile led to an uproar in that country. Former Sandinista President Daniel Ortega suggested that Somoza Portocarrero "will be able to enter Managua, but I doubt he will be able to leave because the people will confront him with gunshots." Sitting President Arnoldo Aleman—whose own political party (Constitutionalist Liberal Party (Nicaragua)) in part grew out of the old Somoza party—said that Nicaraguans "reject the announced visit of Somoza Portocarrero, whom public opinion considers one of those principally responsible for the destruction, suffering, violations and spilling of blood dramatically suffered by Nicaraguans throughout their history." Somoza Portocarrero had planned to return for a political rally but ultimately canceled the visit. ;Areas of greatest concentration in the U.S. The largest concentration of Nicaraguan Americans in the U.S., about 79,559, is in Miami, Florida, most notably around the areas of Sweetwater (Sweetwater, Miami-Dade County, Florida) and "Little Managua (Little Havana)". Sweetwater has the highest concentration of Nicaraguan American in the U.S., in 2000 16.63% of Sweetwater residents identified as being of Nicaraguan heritage. This was the highest percentage of Nicaraguan Americans of any place in the country. As a result, Sweetwater is locally known as "Little Managua" after Managua, the Nicaraguan capital. However, the area of "Little Havana" in Miami is also colloquially called "Little Managua (Little Havana) even though Sweetwater has a higher number of Nicaraguan Americans. death_date WikiPedia:Managua Dmoz:Regional Central America Nicaragua Localities Managua Commons:Category:Managua

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would frequently show up in the hands of Nicaraguans at FSLN celebrations throughout Nicaragua. On the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua in the town of El Rama, as well as in Managua, there is a large barrio (neighborhood) named in her honor, there is also a park in Leon, Nicaragua named after her. WikiPedia:Managua Dmoz:Regional Central America Nicaragua Localities Managua Commons:Category:Managua


diverse products. Multinational companies such as Wal-Mart, Telefonica, Union Fenosa, and Parmalat have offices and operations in Managua. Managua is also home to all of the major banks of the nation, Banco de la Producción (BANPRO), Banco de América Central (BAC), Banco de

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14.5 million. The cooperation focused on rural development, health care and supporting local government. http: public default.aspx?nodeid 15374&contentlan 2&culture en-US In 1992, the Finnish government announced an aid program of USD27.4 million. http: doc 1G1-42872882.html In 2006, the Finnish government pledged 4.9 million euros to help the Nicaraguan government integrate the Information

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, coffee, pharmaceuticals, textiles, shoes, matches, construction products, etc. Her main trading products are beef, coffee, cotton, and other crops. Euraque, Dario A. "Managua." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2009. Web. 16 Nov. 2009. Managua is also Nicaragua's main political, social, cultural, educational and economic hub. At the same time, the city is served by the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, the country's

newspapers. Some of the larger television channels include: Canal 2 (Televicentro (Canal 2)), Telenica (Telenica (Canal8)), Canal 10, Canal 15 (100% Noticias) (Canal 15 (Nicaragua)), and several others. The three national Two newspapers are ''El Nuevo Diario'', ''La Prensa (La Prensa (Managua))'', and HOY, which have offices based in Managua along with other smaller newspapers. There are numerous radio stations in Managua, some of which tend to have political, social, or religious

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distance to the hotel. Buy If you do not have the time to go to Masaya for handicrafts, go to the Mercado Huembes where you will find everything from souvenirs to hammocks, and paintings. Ask anyone how to get there. *

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joined the faculty of the Jesuit-run University of Central America (University of Central America (Managua)), before leaving the priesthood in 1969. He got another degree from Harvard University in 1972 and founded a public relations and marketing firm, Creative Publicity, in Managua. In 1977, Anastasio Somoza Debayle appointed him to a figurehead post as a special ambassador to the United Nations General Assembly for a year. Early life Leal was born in Nicaragua's

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Cabezas , San Andres. thumb right Emiliano Chamorro (Image:Emiliano Chamorro Vargas.jpg) '''Emiliano Chamorro Vargas''' (11 May 1871 Acoyapa 26 February 1966 Managua) was the President (President of Nicaragua) of Nicaragua from 1 January 1917 to 1 January 1921 and again from 14 March 1926 to 11 November 1926. She is considered by many in Nicaragua to be one of the earliest martyrs of the revolutionary movement. Her artistic works and critical essays on Marxism


'''Managua''' ( Prior to its inception as the capital city, the title had alternated between the cities of León (León, Nicaragua) and Granada (Granada, Nicaragua). The city has a metropolitan population of about 2,408,000, this includes the neighboring cities of Ciudad Sandino and Tipitapa. Managua is composed predominantly of mestizos and whites who are mainly of Spanish descent, with a minority being of French (French people), German (Germans), Italian (Italians) and Turkish (Turkish people) descent. Managua is the second most populous city in Central America, after Guatemala City.

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