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    Nicaragua From the 500 miles of coastline to the hundreds of baseball fields across the country, Nicaragua is more than just a large country in Central America. Tourists thrive in Nicaragua, enjoying the beaches, the scenery, including the volcanoes, but they tend to keep away from Lake Nicaragua, which is the only lake in the world known to contain freshwater sharks. Nicaragua’s unique history, diverse geography, large population, and various dishes make it one of a kind. Central America’s largest country, Nicaragua, is bordered by both Honduras and Costa Rica, and lies between the North Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Compared…

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    branch consists of a supreme court of 16 judges who are elected by the National Assembly every 5 years as well appeals , civil, criminal, and military courts (The World Factbook: NICARAGUA). The biggest differences the Nicaraguan government has in comparison to Costa Rica involve Nicaragua’s military, Nicaragua's lack of major political parties, and Nicaragua’s poor economy. Unlike Costa Rica who doesn’t have a military, Nicaragua has a military that includes an Navy and Air Force and as of…

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    Between conservative governments backed by the U.S. Marines (1912-1925) and the Somoza family dictatorship (1936-1979), Nicaragua had a tumultuous political landscape for most of the twentieth century. Even the eleven years between the conservative governments and the authoritarian dynasty brought little respite. In fact, it was during the Liberal Constitutionalist Revolution (1926-1927) that Chinandega combusted, both figuratively and literally (307). In January 1937, Anastasio Somoza Garcia…

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    poor has become much more drastic. Countries and companies always make decisions based on what can make them a buck, but at what cost? Time and time again you see countries that battle decades of oppression and struggle only to be taken advantage of their resources, land and civilization. My recent case study takes place in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. For the last century, Nicaragua has been a driving force in the sugar cane industry for years. With it being its 2nd strongest export in its…

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    Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America and the poorest in all of Central America, it is the second poorest in all of the America’s. On its northern border is Honduras, the southern border is Costa Rica, on the east is the Caribbean Sea, and on the west is the Pacific Ocean. It has a population of just under six million with a growth rate of about 1 %. It has an urbanization rate of 58.8% with an increase of about 2% annually. The country is affected by several different severe…

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    In Nicaragua, the Somoza family had begun a dictatorship, since 1936, that was disliked by most of the population and only supported by the small percent of the elite (Klerlein). There was so much support from the upper class, which was made up of one percent of the population, for the Somoza rule because the dictatorship tended to favor them and discarded the lower classes. Many of the lower class were made up of farmers who had little to no education and the Somoza regime wanted to keep it…

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    sides to every story and Robert Persano’s documentary Nicaragua…the Dream of a Generation offers a unique view into the Sandinista Popular Revolution. The film interviews Argentine internationalists who contributed to the revolution in various ways, from providing medical care to fighting on the front lines. The filmmakers themselves talk about their own experiences in Nicaragua and the lasting impact it has had on their work. Most importantly, however, the documentary seeks to understand the…

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    countries of Costa Rica and Nicaragua is how great of vacation destination these countries are. However, these countries are much more than simple tourist destinations and each possess rich histories. Originally colonized by the Spanish, both these neighboring countries gained independence in 1821 and have grown tremendously over the past 2 centuries (cite). Being situated right next to each other the growth these two countries have experienced over the years has been remarkably similar and…

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    Pope in Nicaragua In 1983 Pope John Paul II made a short visit to Nicaragua for about eleven hours. Everybody was very anxious for the arrival of the pontiff. They also were curious about the speech that Pope II was going to pronounce. All, Christian, Catholics, and even people who didn’t practice any religion, members of the church or not, they were anxiously getting ready to welcome the pontiff. According to Envio- a digital magazine- “for more than a month, the Nicaraguan…

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    It will be two years next month since I have seen you and 5 years since my first trip to Nicaragua. As a high school sophomore I was lucky enough to travel to Nicaragua to a rural village in four hours Northeast of Managua, as I have told you before. Upon my arrival I have seen the unwavering hospitality of the Nicaraguan people and their enormous hearts. My time in Nicaragua has also challenged me to think about my privilege simply having been born in the US and some of the realities of third…

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