necessary so that parties labeled themselves as a liberal party. thumb right 250px The U.S. military invasion of Panama in 1989 (File:Panama clashes 1989.JPEG) On December 20, 1989, the United States invaded Panama as part of Operation Just Cause, which involved 25,000 American troops. Gen. Manuel Noriega, head of the government of Panama, had been giving military assistance to Contra groups (Contras) in Nicaragua at the request of the U.S. which, in exchange, allowed him to continue his drug trafficking activities, which they had known about since the 1960s.
, and survey class relations in those countries mentioned in Che's memoirs (Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico). Semester Summer 2008: 'Che Guevara's Latin America' at the University of Texas * As an act of international (Proletarian internationalism) solidarity (social solidarity), Cuba dispersed a group of medical doctors to the nation of Nicaragua in 2007. By the start
'', a regional mixed grill or barbecue meal. In Venezuela, ''morcilla'' is often served with ''parrilla'' (barbecue). ''Morcilla'' is also eaten inside a sandwich called "morcipán," especially in Argentina and other Río de la Plata countries. In Uruguay, a sweet version including raisins and pine nuts is popular, some vendors even add chocolate, caramelized orange peels, peanuts, and other dried fruits. Uruguayans usually are fond of sweet or salty ''morcilla
his hair red. Asked why he did that, he answered that he dyed his hair just because he felt like it. Nicaragua Beginning in 1967 the DI had begun to establish ties with various Nicaraguan revolutionary organizations. The Soviets were upset at what they saw as Cuba upstaging the KGB in Nicaragua.
, for instance, on behalf of the United Fruit Company with whom senior US officials had an important business relationship. Central America is geologically active with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occurring from time to time. In 1976 Guatemala was hit by a major earthquake (1976 Guatemala earthquake), killing 23,000 people; Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, was devastated by earthquakes in 1931 and 1972, the last one killed about 5,000 people; three earthquakes
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accessdate 2007-08-01 The growth in tourism has also positively affected the agricultural, commercial, and finance industries, as well as the construction industry. thumb Gazebo of Selva Negra Mountain Resort in Matagalpa (File:Selvanegragazebo2.JPG). thumb jinotega (File:Strret 1 jinotega.PNG) Every year about 60,000 U.S. citizens visit Nicaragua, primarily business people, tourists, and those visiting relatives.
4th chapter The William Walker Saga page 67 publisher Avalon Travel Publishing place New York year 2001 isbn 978-1-56691-608-0 url http: www.amazon.com Moon-Handbooks-Costa-Christopher-Baker dp 1566916089#reader_1566916089 accessdate 2011-07-20 after which a period of three decades of Conservative rule ensued. Great Britain, which had claimed the Mosquito Coast as a protectorate since 1655, delegated the area to Honduras in 1859 before transferring it to Nicaragua in 1860
: web.archive.org web 20070703020810 http: portal.unesco.org education en file_download.php 67b39f3aaf8f20da06be3c6a4e4c6dfeHanemann_U.doc archivedate July 3, 2007 This was one of a number of large-scale programs which received international recognition for their gains in literacy, health care, education, childcare, unions (Trade union), and land reform.
, often riotous, day-long processions through the city. The high point of Nicaragua's religious calendar for the masses is neither Christmas nor Easter, but La Purísima, a week of festivities in early December dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, during which elaborate altars to the Virgin Mary (Mary (mother of Jesus)) are constructed in homes and workplaces. The country's close political ties have also encouraged religious ties. Buddhism has increased with a steady
'''Nicaragua''' (AmE ), is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordering Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. The country is situated between 11 (11th parallel north) and 14 (14th parallel north) degrees north of the Equator in the Northern Hemisphere, which places it entirely within the tropics. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country's physical geography divides it into three major zones: Pacific lowlands; wet, cooler central highlands; and the Caribbean lowlands (Caribbean Lowlands). On the Pacific side of the country are the two largest fresh water lakes in Central America—Lake Managua and Lake Nicaragua. Surrounding these lakes and extending to their northwest along the rift valley of the Gulf of Fonseca are fertile lowland plains, with soil highly enriched by ash (volcanic ash) from nearby volcanoes of the central highlands. Nicaragua's abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contribute to Mesoamerica's designation as a biodiversity hotspot.
The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua achieved its 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 (representative democracy) republic, and has experienced economic growth and political stability in recent years. Since 2007, Daniel Ortega has been the president.
The population of Nicaragua, approximately 6 million, is multiethnic. Its capital, Managua, is the third-largest city in Central America. Segments of the population include indigenous (indigenous peoples) native tribes from the Mosquito Coast, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin. The main language is Spanish, although native tribes on the eastern coast speak their native languages, such as Miskito (Miskito language), Sumo (Sumo language), and Rama (Rama language), as well as English creole (English-based creole languages). The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature, particularly the latter given the various literary contributions of Nicaraguan poets and writers, including Rubén Darío, Pablo Antonio Cuadra and Ernesto Cardenal.