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line against the Soviet Union, alarming Democrats who wanted a nuclear freeze, but he succeeded in increasing the military budget and launching the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)—labeled "Star Wars" by its opponents—that the Soviets could not match. When Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in Moscow, many conservative Republicans were dubious of the growing friendship between him and Reagan. Gorbachev tried to save communism in Soviet Union first by ending the expensive

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Edición''' is a hymnal which showcases more than 700 hymns and songs in Spanish (Spanish language) in a variety of styles, representing music from the Americas, Mexico, Spain, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico. Flor y Canto is Spanish for 'flower and song'. Flor y Canto Segunda Edición was compiled by Rudolfo Lopez. From 1979 to 1983, Helvarg covered the U.S. role in Central American conflicts, initially as a radio reporter (broadcast journalism) for The Associated Press and Pacifica Radio in Nicaragua and El Salvador. His exclusive reports included combat coverage of the first town to fall to Sandinista rebels, David Helvarg. "On a mission with the Sandinistas." — Associated Press, June 19, 1979. the first delivery of U.S. gunships to El Salvador, the first visit to Contra (Contras) camps in Honduras, and the last interview with Sister Ita Ford (Ita Ford) before her murder by the Salvadoran military. He was arrested by the Salvadoran army and deported from El Salvador in 1983 while reporting on a massacre of civilians. David Helvarg. "El Salvador: A retrospective." ''San Diego Newsline'', June 8, 1983. El Centro has received diverse honors and recognition. Their web site points out that they are "probably the only organization in the world to hold the Nicaraguan '10th Anniversary Medal of the Sandinista Revolution' (1989), and the 'Thousand Points of Light' award (1991) from the Bush (George H.W. Bush) administration. El Centro founder '''Roberto Maestas''' (July 9, 1938 - September 22, 2010) Prominent civil rights leader Roberto Maestas dies, KOMO news, September 22, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010. Jerry Large, Roberto Maestas, leading advocate for social justice, dies at 72, ''Seattle Times'', September 22, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2010. was the 2004 "Seafair king", the first Latino ever to receive this civic honor. On April 25, 2011, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to rename the segment of South Lander Street between 16th Avenue South and 17th Avenue South (immediately south of El Centro) as South Roberto Maestas Festival Street. Council Bill Number: 117136, Ordinance Number: 123588, Seattle City Clerk's Online Information Resources, City of Seattle. Retrieved

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that was translated by the Argentines to prepare their project), that entered into effect in 1917 (in 2002, the Brazilian Civil Code was replaced by a new text). Brazilian Civil Code of 1916 was considered, by many, as the last code of the 19th century despite being adopted in the 20th century. The reason behind that is that the Brazilian Code of 1916 was the last of the important codes from the era of codifications in the world that had strong liberal influences, and all other codes enacted thereafter were deeply influenced by the social ideals that emerged after World War I and the Soviet Socialist Revolution. But Francisco Morazán managed to escape from his captors and left for La Unión (La Unión, El Salvador), El Salvador, with the intention of emigrating to Mexico. In La Unión, he met Mariano Vidaurre, a special Salvadoran envoy to the government of Nicaragua. Vidaurre convinced him that, in that country, he could find the military support he needed to expel Milla from Honduran territory. He arrived in the city of Leon, Nicaragua, where he met with the commander-in-chief of the Nicaraguan armed forces, José Anacleto "Cleto" Ordóñez. worldstatesmen Ben Cahoon,, 2000. Retrieved February 1, 2010. For Morazán the meeting paid off; the Nicaraguan leader provided him with weapons and a contingent of 135 men. These men were joined by Colonel Zepeda's troops from El Salvador, and some columns of Honduran volunteers in Choluteca (Choluteca, Choluteca), Honduras. *Tuxtla Mountains, Mexico *Cordillera Isabelia, Nicaragua, Honduras *Cordillera Los Maribios, Nicaragua - Nicaragua El Viejo National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (National Shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción) 1995 100px (File:Basilica Inmaculada Concepcion.jpg) - - Nicaragua León (León, Nicaragua) Insigne y Real Basilica Catedral De La Asuncion De La Bienaventurada Virgen Maria (Catedral de León (Nicaragua)) 1957 - Kirkpatrick, a member of the National Security Council, did not get along with either Secretary of State Haig or his successor, George Schultz. She disagreed with Schultz most notably on the Iran-Contra affair, in which she supported skimming money off arms sales to fund the Contras. Kirkpatrick and Schultz actually came to physical violence in their disagreement over whether to find extra funding for Nicaraguan contras, with Schultz telling Kirkpatrick that it was an "impeachable offense." Kirkpatrick wished to be Secretary of State or head of the National Security Council, which did not help either. Shultz threatened to resign if Kirkpatrick was appointed National Security Adviser. Kirkpatrick was more closely allied with Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and head of the CIA, William J. Casey.

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for the creation of a "Tactical Task Force" for the "pacification" efforts in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Gregg then recommended Rodriguez' plan to National Security Council adviser Robert McFarlane, with a secret one-page memo on "anti-guerrilla operations in Central America". This marked the beginning of US support for the Nicaraguan contras. In June, 1985, Gregg met with Rodriguez and U.S. Army Col. Jim Steele of the U.S. Military

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group ''Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual'' (Movement to Integrate and Liberate Homosexuals) to remove the sodomy law still in force in Chile. Lesbian consciousness began in Nicaragua in 1986, when the Sandinista National Liberation Front expelled gay men and lesbians from its midst. State persecution prevented the formation of associations until AIDS became a concern, when educational efforts forced sexual minorities to band together

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of Brazil", but the book was never published due to financial difficulty and Heade's concerns about the quality of the reproductions. Heade nevertheless returned to the tropics twice, in 1866 journeying to Nicaragua, and in 1870 to Colombia, Panama, and Jamaica. He continued to paint romantic works of tropical birds and lush foliage into his late career. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Chowdhury completed his assignment (1996-2001) as Permanent Representative

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to know about traveling and living on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. • '''The Nicaraguan Bugle''' (In English). Office based in Granada. News on events, unusual travel, business, sports, real estate, and investing.

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forms a natural passageway close to sea level across the Nicaraguan isthmus from the Caribbean Sea to Lago de Nicaragua and the rift. From the southwest edge of Lago de Nicaragua, it is only nineteen kilometers to the Pacific Ocean. This route was considered as a possible alternative to the Panama Canal at various times in the past. '''Nicaragua''' is a presidential (presidential system) representative democratic (representative democracy) republic, in which

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of national celebrity as a talented songwriter, singer, and guitarist by the time she joined the movement. She was killed in 1972 during an ambush near El Sauce (El Sauce, León), Leon (Leon, Nicaragua), Nicaragua, by soldiers from Anastasio Somoza Debayle's National Guard. She was twenty years old. *'''Honduras''' - Tegucigalpa (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa) *'''Nicaragua''' - Managua (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Managua) *'''Panama''' - Panamá (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Panamá) '''Hurricane Isbell''' was the strongest U.S. landfalling hurricane of the 1964 Atlantic hurricane season. It became a tropical depression east of Nicaragua on October 8. It then strengthened into a tropical storm and later into a hurricane on October 13 before making landfall in western Cuba. In the Gulf of Mexico, on October 14, it strengthened into a major hurricane before making landfall in southwest Florida as a Category 2 hurricane.


'''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.

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