Nicaragua Essays

  • Nicaragua

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    Nicaragua The area of Nicaragua is 50,193 sq. mi. The Nicaraguan highlands, with a elevation about 2000 ft, cross Nicaragua from the northwest to the southeast. Several mountain ranges, the highest of which, the Cordillera Isabelia, reaches an elevation of more than 6890 ft, cut the highlands from east to west. In the west is a great basin, or depression, containing two lakes, Nicaragua, the largest in Central America, and Managua. The two are connected by the Tipitapa River. A chain of volcanoes

  • History Of Nicaragua

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    Providencia, and Santa Catalina, a group of tropical islands surrounded by coral reefs. The archipielago is located 482 miles from the Colombian coast and just 140 from Nicaragua, but has been settled by Colombians since the 19th century. In the 1800’s, Colombia was part of a larger territory called the Gran Colombia in South America, while Nicaragua was part of United Provinces of Central America (UPAC), a similar governing body within Central America. The precise origins of this dispute between both countries

  • Nicaragua Research Paper

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    Prior to the Spanish colonization, Nicaragua was under the control of Indians tribes such as Nicarao, Misquito,Gotegas, and several others. Despite Nicaragua being the largest country in Central America, it is sparsely populated within its three natural regions: The Pacific Lowlands, Central Highlands, and the Caribbean Lowlands. The area was discovered by Europeans in 1502 with the arrival of Christopher Columbus, who set out on his fourth voyage to explore the eastern coast. However, it wasn’t

  • U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua

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    U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua, 1911/1912 In the years leading up to the First World War, there were two major powers that competed for political influence in Latin America, those powers being the United States and Mexican governments. The U.S. intervened more directly in Nicaragua on two separate accounts in 1911 and 1912. The objective was to ensure rule of government that would be ideologically similar and friendly in terms of foreign affairs with the United States1.This in turn meaning that

  • Nicaragua Research Paper

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    country Nicaragua. Nicaragua was formally known as the Republic of Nicaragua. The capital of Nicaragua is Managua. Nicaragua declared its date of independence on September 15, 1821. Nicaragua’s national holiday is Independence Day. Throughout the rest of the paper I am going to be talking about the geography, society, government and politics, and the economy. Now that we have some basic information on Nicaragua, we are not going to talk about the geography. The geography of Nicaragua includes

  • Way of Life in Nicaragua

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    Way of Life in Nicaragua Most Nicaraguans are mestizos. That is that they have white and Indian ancestors. Their way of life is somewhat similar to that of Spanish Americans in other Central American countries. Most people belong to the Roman Catholic Church and speak Spanish. Most of Nicaragua's people are poor farmers. Many of those in the Pacific Region are peasants who work on their own farms, cooperatives, state farms, or large private farms. In warmer areas, agriculture workers

  • Effects of the Cold War in Nicaragua

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    a Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), so they fought through other countries, by Proxy Wars. The global tensions in Cold War affected a few countries in a couple of regions, for example Central America. The involvement of the United States aided Nicaragua economically, militarily, and politically. When Central America got rid of Spanish Colonial rule, they failed to get rid of dictatorship. For more than a century the countries in that region were ruled by dictators, which made it easier for the

  • The Contra War: The Nicaragua Civil War

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    To what extent was the Nicaragua Civil War, also known as the Contra War, an example of a War that broke out due to the Cold War context? Introduction The Nicaraguan Civil War to a large extent can be seen as a war due to cold war context. The civil war was seen as the final proxy war of the cold war and it took place during 1979 and 1990. Before the civil war had started it was a violent revolution whereby the people of Nicaragua were attempting to overthrow the dictatorship at the time. In 1979

  • Child Labor In Nicaragua Essay

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    Nicaragua being the second poorest country in Central America has been seeing changes in their Labor and Environment for workers over the past 10 to 20 years (“Rural Poverty”, 2005). After Nicaragua’s civil war, the government began to implement more labor laws (Cerrato, 2015 ). The most noticeable labor laws implemented are maternity, child labor. Although there are new child labor laws put into effect there are issues concerning children working with their families in certain industries.

  • Nicaragua and the United States: 1940s – 2000’s

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    together, with other free peoples, both in war and in peace". Now, all corners of the world were being affected. The history of Central American countries particularly, Nicaragua will be examined in this reading. This reading will focus specifically on the history of Nicaragua from 1945 to the early 2000’s. A critical analysis of how Nicaragua and its leaders handled certain situations and whether or not the situations were handled well. In addition, only Nicaragua’s more significant events will be regarded

  • Cia Covert Operations: Panama And Nicaragua

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    CIA Covert Operations: Panama and Nicaragua In the 1950's, the repression of domestic political dissent reached near hysteria. In the process the CIA's covert operations, already in progress in Europe, expanded worldwide. By 1953, according to the 1970's Senate investigation, there were major covert programs under way in 48 countries, consisting of propaganda, paramilitary, and political action operations. In 1949, the agency's covert action department had about 300 employees and 47 stations. In

  • Nicaragua Education

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    watching a group of kids in Nicaragua sitting in class. They were so happy and ecstatic that it brought a smile to my face, but then reality hit me. Students in America take for granted the chance to be educated, while students in Nicaragua value their education because they know it is a chance out of poverty. I have been to Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, located in Central America, eight times and every time I have been there, I have learned something new. While in Nicaragua over the past eight years

  • The United States' Role in Causing the Nicaraguan Revolution

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    revolutionaries to revolt against the government. The US helped create the National Guard of Nicaragua, a group that abused citizens and blatantly disregarded for human rights. The US was also complicit in the assassination of Augusto Cesar Sandino, a citizen who fought against US Marine occupation in the 1930’s. Finally, the US supported the Somoza family, a series of three dictators who held Nicaragua from 1939 until 1979 when the revolution occurred. The United States involvement is not limited

  • Biography Of Cesar Sandino

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    Augusto Cesar Sandino: Legendary Nicaraguan Revolutionary. Cesar Augusto Sandino's story began in Niquinohomo, Nicaragua, May 18, 1895. He was born the unrecognized child of Margarita Calderon and the small land owner Gregorio Sandino. Little is known about his childhood except that he was raised by his mother, and from a very young age he worked with her in the fields. Through out his youth and teen years he worked in several other Central American countries. Later, he went to work in the oil

  • Chilean and Nicaraguan Revolution: The Failure To Consolidate Power

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    (Republic of Chile) and República de Nicaragua (Republic of Nicaragua), a revolution was supposed to bring a new and fresh outlook onto the country unfortunately, with every plan there are obstacles. In spite of the sizeable differences, the revolutions that occurred in Chile and Nicaragua share common traits of failure to consolidate themselves with their power and rebellion. In Chile, the journey to socialism drew its motivation from the oppressed and for Nicaragua; the incapability to centralize power

  • A Brief Summary of the Nicaraguan Revolution

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    economic well-being of the propertied and entrepreneurial class.” (Booth, 125) He also alienated t... ... middle of paper ... ... of the Nicaraguan Revolution. New York: Routledge, 1990. Print. Johnson, Tim. "McClatchy DC." MANAGUA, Nicaragua: In Nicaragua, Fears of Dynastic Power as Ortegas Jointly Wield Power. 9 Jan. 2014. Web. 19 May 2014. . McCuen, Gary E. The Nicaraguan Revolution. Hudson, Wisconsin: Gary E. McCuen Publications, Inc., 1986. Print. Nardo, Don. The French Revolution

  • Comparing the Messages of Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees

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    She uses her stance as an author to illuminate her readers to situations and issues that she feels are important. Kingsolver's voice can be heard in Animal Dreams when the main character, Codi talks about what happened to her sister, Hallie in Nicaragua, and how unaware Americans were to what was happening in that country. "It made the news in Tucson, at least for a day. You just forgot. That's the great American disease, we forget. We watch the disasters parade by on TV, and every time we say:

  • Latin American Colonialism Essay

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    There are many legacies of colonialism that impacted the development of Latin American republics. As well, many of these legacies still thrive throughout modern Latin America. A legacy that impacted Latin America and still continues to affect it, is the change that colonialism caused with ancestral knowledge. Before colonialism, many parts of Latin America were inhibited by many tribes such as the Mayans. As colonialism swept through these parts of Latin America, these tribes started to diminish

  • Political Scandals in American History: The Iran-Contra Affair

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    Communist influence in Central and Latin America. In Nicaragua, Reagan wanted to support the democratic rebel Contras against the Marxist Sandinista regime, despite legislation passed in the early 1980s, the Boland Amendment, that made federal aid to the Contras illegal. In 1985, Oliver North, a staff member in the National Security Council, devised the scheme to divert surplus funds from weapons sales with Iran to the Contra cause in Nicaragua, violating the Boland Amendment. Following public exposure

  • The Importance Of Literacy In Education

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    redistribute power and wealth. The campaign helped people to develop basic skills, knowledge and attitudes beneficial to this transformation. In nations with insufficient financial resources and with poorly industrialized economies and infrastructures like Nicaragua, a massive literacy crusade primarily composed by volunteers and mass organizations, is able to make a difference.