The Pacific Coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century, but gradually ceded control of the regi n in subsequent decades. Violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption spread to all classes by 1978 and resulted in a short-lived civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979. Nicaraguan aid to leftist rebels in El Salvador caused the US to sponsor anti-Sandinista contra guerrillas through much of the 1980s. Free elections in 1990, 1996, and again in 2001 saw the Sandinistas defeated. The country has slowly rebuilt its economy during the 1990s, but was hard hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
Nicaragua (Spanish: Republica de Nicaragua, IPA is a democratic republic in Central America. It is the largest nation in the isthmus, but also the least densely populated with a demographic similar in size to its smaller neighbours. The country is bordered on the north by Honduras and on the south by Costa Rica. Its western coastline is on the Pacific Ocean, while the east side of the country is on the Caribbean Sea. Nicaragua is one of three countries in the world where abortion is illegal with no exceptions, along with El Salvador and Chile.
The country's name is derived from Nicarao, the name of the Nahuatl-speaking tribe which inhabited the shores of Lago de Nicaragua before the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and the Spanish word Agua, meaning water, due to the presence of the large lakes Lago de Nicaragua (Cocibolca) and Lago de Managua (Xolotlan), as well as lagoons and rivers in the region. At the time of the Spanish conquest, Nicaragua was the name given to the narrow strip of land between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean. Chief Nicarao ruled over that land when the first conquerors arrived. The term was eventually applied, by extension, to the group that inhabited that region: the Nicaraos or Niquiranos.
The Nicarao tribe migrated to the area from northern regions after the fall of Teotihuacan, on the advice of their religious leaders. According to tradition, they were to travel south until they encountered a lake with two volcanoes rising out of the waters, and so they stopped when they reached Ometepe, the largest fresh-water volcanic island in the world.
Managua - English teacher for communicative program needed. must speak in English fluently. must be responsible and target-oriented...
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:34:31 GMT
English Teacher required
Centro de Desarrollo Infantil Happy Kids - Ciudad Sandino, Managua - Happy Kids Kindergarten is looking for an English Teacher, female, someone who likes children and education; Creative. Experienced or fresh...
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:51:39 GMT
Managua - Ser docente.Tener buen dominio del idioma inglés. Conocimientos del manejo de computadoras. Habilidades y Funciones planificar sus actividades docentes semanalmente para hacerlas del conocimiento de la dirección y de los padres de familia. Impartir Clases a sus alumnos. H...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:40:35 GMT
Managua - planificar sus actividades docentes semanalmente para hacerlas del conocimiento de la dirección y de los padres de familia. Impartir Clases a sus alumnos. Hacer evaluaciones periódicas. Impartir disciplina con amor. Ser puntual, ordenada, aseada, resposable y comprometida...
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:06:30 GMT
Preschool Teacher / Profesora Preescolar
Managua - We are looking for early learning teachers. English a requirement and as well as at least 2 years experience....
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:25:29 GMT
Teachers to remember
English teacher Jess Biscamp?s students were not too happy to ... She most recently has traveled to Nicaragua and Costa Rica for a full language-immersion experience. She also has visited Spain, Italy and London. Does she remember her students?
Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:00:00 GMT
Trip to Nicaragua an \'eye opener\'
The La Salle contingent spent 10 days last month teaching English to children from the ages of five to 11 years old. They made the trip through the group Outreach 360, which organizes trips to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic to help the locals with ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 Jun 2013 07:13:38 GMT
Napa to Nicaragua: New Tech students plan service trip
The school in Nicaragua is located in an impoverished, coffee-growing community in the mountains. During the weeklong trip, the high school students will teach the younger children English and help with school activities. Three teachers (including Vallerga ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:45:52 GMT
West Chester woman serves in Nicaragua with Peace Corps
5, I hit my one year in country mark, a date universally celebrated as a mile stone in Peace Corps service in Nicaragua ... a medium-sized city in southern Nicaragua to work as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher and teacher trainer.
Publ.Date : Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:01:00 GMT
Defiance College students teach, learn in Nicaragua
DC?s students taught in several settings, including English at La Fundacion Chinandega 2001 ... The Service Leaders went to Nicaragua with the intention to teach, and came home having learned life lessons of their own.
Publ.Date : Fri, 03 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT
\'If I can do it, anyone can\' - Meet the Co. Down man who became a millionaire by visiting every country in the world
As you travel, for example, you can sell stuff online or teach English on Skype, Johnny says (he even traded ... for disadvantaged kids in the Philippines, India, Tanzania and Nicaragua. Hugh Morris It is a plea heard by passengers at the beginning of ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:22:00 GMT
Izzo, former CMW teacher, living, teaching and running in Nicaragua
Jeff Izzo found his toughest, warmest, mid-winter running challenge not far from home ? his temporary home in Managua, Nicaragua, that is. The former C. Milton Wright English teacher and cross-country coach completed the rugged Fuego y Agua (Fire and ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:02:31 GMT
Marian students provide aid in Guatemala and Nicaragua
In Managua, Marian students took on the project of restoring and fixing malfunctioning bathrooms and teaching English at the Jose Artigas Public School. Megan O?Rourke explained her experience in Nicaragua as ?eye opening? for every participant.
Publ.Date : Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:00:00 GMT
Wash High graduate selected for Fulbright program
With Abbas teaching English in a wooden schoolhouse with no running water ... The little boy missed his mother, who had stayed behind in Nicaragua while he accompanied his father to work. ?I miss my mom, too,? she told him. And they sat there together ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT
I Used to Insist I Didn?t Get Angry. Not Anymore.
Of course it wasn?t anger when, during a faculty meeting early in my teaching days, I distributed statistics about ... her one of the greatest self-pity artists in the history of English fiction. It took me years to understand how deeply I had ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:32:00 GMT