Nicaragua (i/ˌnɪkəˈrɑːɡwəˌ-ˈræ-ˌ-ɡjuə/; Spanish:[nikaˈɾaɣwa]), officially the Republic of Nicaragua (Spanish: República de Nicaragua), is the largest country in the Central Americanisthmus. The population of Nicaragua is slightly over 6million. Nicaragua's capital, Managua, is the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages.
The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained 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 republic.
The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature, particularly the latter given the literary contributions of Nicaraguan poets and writers, including Rubén Darío, Pablo Antonio Cuadra and Ernesto Cardenal. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.
In fact, the US has never supported democracy in Nicaragua...China intends to invest over $250 billion in the region, providing an alternative to dependence on Yankee capital for national development “south of the border.” If the inter-ocean canal project with Chinese backing in Nicaragua were resuscitated, it would be a geopolitical game-changer.
Security Council against Nicaragua, with Russia’s ambassador to the U.N ...China has also been investing in Nicaragua, including investors developing plans for a $40 billion inter-oceanic canal, which would compete with the Panama Canal and has fueled dreams in Nicaragua of eventually becoming a global shipping power.
The US has targeted Nicaragua for regime change ... In Noam Chomsky’s words, Nicaragua poses a threat of a good example to the US empire ... Before April 18, Nicaragua was among the most peaceful and stable countries in the region ... An inter-ocean canal through Nicaragua is being considered, which would contend with the Panama Canal.
With no justification whatsoever - when the news from Nicaragua around the world was about a proposed inter-oceanic canal that would boost the economy and impact global navigation - Congress members who make a living off the U.S ... The NED has distributed some 4.2 million dollars in Nicaragua, over this three-year period.
In 2013, Nicaragua’s parliament granted Wang Jin, a Chinese investor, a 100-year concession to build and run an inter-oceanic canal through Nicaragua, a mega project which could accommodate even larger ships than the Panama Canal, and which was viewed as a means of fast-tracking the country’s economic development ... Nicaragua Topics.
Beijing is turbo-charging its infrastructure connectivity across the region and the Caribbean. By Pepe Escobar... Costs plummeted ... ... Of course, there will be serious snags along the way, such as the $50 billion NicaraguaInter-OceanicCanal, now competing with a surge in Panama-China relations after the country broke ties with Taiwan ... ====.
The worst of this conflict has unfolded far from the single, unpaved road that connects the region to the rest of Nicaragua... A prolonged drought and concern over a proposed inter-oceanic canal project which is likely to affect thousands of Nicaraguan farmers has seen a significant increase in migration into Miskito land over the last few years.
MANAGUA (Reuters) - Eleven people have been injured in Nicaragua after clashes broke out between police and protesters who oppose the construction of a massive inter-oceanic canal project in the Central American country, federal police and demonstration leaders said on Wednesday. .
Nicaragua must scrap a deal to build a massive inter-oceanic canal as it tramples on the environment and human rights, a leading rights body says ... Nicaragua's government says the canal will bring vital investment ... The man behind the Nicaragua canal project ... Nicaragua's government ...
A Chinese company said it is delaying the start of construction on a $50 billion inter-ocean canal across Nicaragua until late 2016. The Hong Kong-based developer, HK Nicaragua CanalDevelopment Investment Group (HKND), got approval for environmental studies of the canal earlier this month.
Nicaragua has given the green light to HKND Group, a privately held Chinese company, to start work on an ambitious $50 billion inter-ocean canal project ... "Nicaragua only has to look as far as Panama to see the benefits of an inter-oceanic canal", as Panama, a country with ...
China's infrastructure development firm HKND Group said on Thursday that its $50-billion inter-ocean Nicaragua canal project will begin by the end of next year, after receiving an environmental permit from local government ... through more than 105 kilometers of Lake Nicaragua.
Law 800 created to regulate Nicaragua’s GrandInter-OceanicCanal, now under construction, states that the waterway will operate with complete neutrality to provide an international public service. Protection of affected communities and the environment have been prioritized... .