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"Quake Levels Managua", ''Oakland Tribune'', December 24, 1972, p1; Bernard Diederich, ''Somoza and the Legacy of U.S. Involvement in Central America'' (Markus Wiener Publishers, 2007), p93 *Braathens Flight 239, a Norwegian airplane flight from Ålesund to Oslo, crashed while attempting a landing, killing 40 of the 45 persons on board. The '''National Agrarian University''' ( Espanol Spanish

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Masaya), an active volcano from which the city takes its name. The 2005 population estimate was 146,000. The Catholic Church, headed domestically by Archbishop of Managua Miguel Obando (Miguel Obando y Bravo) and internationally by Pope John Paul II, was extremely vocal in its opposition to the leftist Sandinistas on the grounds that they were proponents of “godless communism”. !-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: Image:Miguel0Photo.gif left thumbnail Miguel Obando

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opportunties at $5 a big dinner. There is something for every pocket. While in San Juan del Sur try to visit nearby practically unpopulated beaches of majagual and marsella, among others. Also, for a more comfortable tourist scene you could always visit Montelimar Beach Resort which is like 10 minutes from Pochomil Beach in the pacific. Rooms average of $75 all inclusive (buffet, soft and alcoholic drinks). *'''Volcano Cerro Negro''' - A fine black sand active volcano piercing the clouds, several

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;award" This honor was the first public appearance of Margot Honecker since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Honecker was reported to have said she was grateful for the honor; but publicly no words were spoken. The left-wing heads of state of Paraguay and Venezuela, Fernando Lugo and Hugo Chávez, also took part in the celebrations in Managua.

; div September 6, 2011 Estadio Nacional de Fútbol (Dennis Martínez National Stadium), Managua, Nicaragua On 19 July 2008, on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, Margot Honecker received the order for cultural independence "Rubén Dario" from President Daniel Ortega. The award was in recognition of Honecker's untiring support of the national campaign against illiteracy in the 1980s. ref name &quot

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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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language acquisition is hard-wired inside the human brain. "The Nicaraguan case is absolutely unique in history," Steven Pinker, author of ''The Language Instinct'', maintains. "We've been able to see how it is that children — not adults — generate language, and we have been able to record it happening in great scientific detail. And it's the only time that we've actually seen a language being created out of thin air." Nicaragua and World War II During World War II, the government confiscated the properties of Nicaragua's small, but economically influential German (German people) community and sold them to Somoza and his family at ridiculously low prices. By 1944, Somoza was the largest landowner in Nicaragua, owning fifty-one cattle ranches and forty-six coffee plantations, as well as several sugar mills and rum distilleries. Somoza named himself director of the Pacific Railroad, linking Managua to the nation's principal port, Corinto (Corinto (Nicaragua)), which moved his merchandise and crops for free and maintained his vehicles and agricultural equipment. birth_date WikiPedia:Managua Dmoz:Regional Central America Nicaragua Localities Managua Commons:Category:Managua

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affiliations. Transportation Commuting and personal transport thumb 250px Old Town, Managua (File:Managuacascoviejo.JPG) Transportation-wise, Managua is one of Nicaragua's best positioned cities. All of Nicaragua's main roads lead to Managua, and there are good public transportation connections to and from the capital. There are four main highways that lead into Managua. The Pan-American Highway enters the city from the north, connecting Managua to Nicaragua's northern and central

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; there is a modest gay social scene (gay scene) in Managua. As of March 2008, homosexuality is no longer illegal and no longer carries a prison sentence. thumb right Nicaraguans have a strong interest in baseball (File:Estadio Nacional.jpg), which has become a major sport in the country as well as a part of the nation's culture

. Sports Baseball is, by far, Nicaragua's most popular sport followed by soccer and boxing. The Dennis Martínez National Stadium is home to many baseball games of Managua's Boer team. At the time of its construction in the late 1960s, it was the most modern stadium in Central America. The baseball league has 34 baseball teams. There has been growing amateur interest in little football or "futbolin" among teens and adults. New private courts have played a big role in the promotion of amateur games and tournaments. On the professional level, the National Nicaraguan Football team has still not had the public support nor the international exposure as the regional counterparts like the Costa Rican, Honduran or Salvadoran teams. However, with support of the FIFA, the first national soccer stadium in Managua is under construction. WikiPedia:Managua Dmoz:Regional Central America Nicaragua Localities Managua Commons:Category:Managua

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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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*Catholic University Redemptoris Mater (UNICA) Catholic University Economy thumb left Inter-Continental Hotel and Metrocentro Mall (File:Hotel Inter-Continental Metrocentro.jpg) Managua is the economic center and a generator of services for the majority of the nation. The city, with a population exceeding two million inhabitants, houses many large national and international businesses. It is home to many factories which produce


'''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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