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The second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Nicaragua is a developing nation with an increasingly authoritarian government.
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Traditional Food

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Most Plate names in Nicaragua date back to the pre-Colombian times. This food ranges from soups and meats to a diversity of sweets, and many interesting ingredients used. Nicaraguan kitchens mostly use tropical products. Nicaraguan culinary creativity is meticulous and open, which enables the utilization of ingredients used all around the world such as tomato, onion, garlic, flour, rice, orange, mustard and mayonnaise, milk and cheese, vanilla and cinnamon, and more.

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Nicaragua - SOCIAL CONDITIONS

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Conditions in Nicaragua have fluctuated widely with the economic and political upheavals of recent decades. In the years from 1950 to 1975, real GDP per capita more than doubled, driven by the rapid growth in exports of coffee, cotton, and beef. Capital generated by agro-exports contributed to the development of a thriving industrial sector. In the three decades ending in 1980, the urban population expanded from 35 percent to 53 percent of the total population.

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Nicaragua

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The second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Nicaragua is a developing nation with an increasingly authoritarian government.  Significant irregularities in the electoral process marred the national elections in November 2011. Nicaragua’s judicial system is subject to political interference and suffers from widespread corruption. Human rights groups and press activists have called attention to the Ortega administration’s efforts to restrict media freedom.

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Nicaragua Sports

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Baseball is the national sport of Nicaragua. Baseball to Nicaragua is like soccer to Brazil. Children playing baseball with sticks and rolled-up balls is a common scene in Nicaragua and a baseball ground is a common feature in most communities. There are several professional baseball teams in Nicaragua and they have ardent followers. The Nicaraguans closely monitor Latin American and Unites States baseball league. Managua, the capital city, houses the largest baseball stadium in Nicaragua.

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Nicaragua Economy: Facts, Data, & Analysis on Economic Freedom

Nicaragua Economy: Facts, Data, & Analysis on Economic Freedom | Nicaragua, Destiney Jolly | Scoop.it
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Economic freedom report on Nicaragua including facts, data and analysis on its economy from the Index of Economic Freedom published by The Heritage Foundation. Nicaragua’s economic freedom score is 57.9, making its economy the 101st freest in the 2012 Index. Its score is 0.9 point worse than last year, with declines in property rights, fiscal freedom, business freedom, and labor freedom. Nicaragua is ranked 21st out of 29 countries in the South and Central America/Caribbean region, and its overall score is below the world average.

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Wildlife in Nicaragua | By Nicaragua Channel

Wildlife in Nicaragua | By Nicaragua Channel | Nicaragua, Destiney Jolly | Scoop.it
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In Nicaragua tropical forest, there are colorful exotic birds and fascinating jungle creatures. Nicaragua is filled with all kinds of interesting animals, birds, fish, insects and plants. Much of Nicaragua's wildlife live in wildlife reserves and have made their homes in rainforests, lakes, mountains and valcanoes. One of Nicaragua's biggest attractions is its wildlife.

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Nicaragua Weather

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Nicaragua has two main season. The rainy season lasts from mid May until November, with May and October being the wettest. During this time of year expect short daily showers and a lush, green environment. The wet season coincides with the best surfing months in Nicaragua, as this is when swells from the southern hemisphere make their way up to Nicaragua.The dry season lasts from December until April, with April being the hottest and driest. December and January have historically been the most popular travel months for tourists coming to Nicaragua because rain is very unlikely, the landscape is lush, and temperatures are very pleasant. The dry season can be very dry and also very windy.

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Education in Nicaragua

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 After a lot of research it was concluded by the Sandinistas that the education system of Nicaragua was very poor compared to the other Latin America countries.Nicaragua education was on its road to development by the end of the 19th century. Nicaragua's education system had received a serious set back during the Somoza rule. Little capital was spent on education and poverty drew the major population into hard labor.65% of the children went for primary education by the end of 1970.But only 22% completed their education. The rural schools of Nicaragua offered two years of school education. Very few students got admission in the secondary school in Nicaragua because of the high tuition charges. The family with average income could not afford it.

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Culture in Nicaragua | By Nicaragua Channel

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The culture of Nicaragua is somewhat varied in different religions due to the different influences that were exerted on these different parts of the country. For the most part, the majority of the people show a strong Spanish influence. However there are other parts of the country that are more influenced by the English culture. Initially, the western half of the country was colonized by Spain. This means that the people living here were greatly influenced by the Spanish culture and as a result have a similar culture to other Spanish-speaking Latin American countries. Spanish is their first language and they practice Catholicism.

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Nicaragua - Country Profile - Republica de Nicaragua

Nicaragua - Country Profile - Republica de Nicaragua | Nicaragua, Destiney Jolly | Scoop.it
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Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America. Nicaragua gained its independence in 1821. 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 and again in 1996 saw the Sandinistas defeated. The country has slowly rebuilt its economy during the 1990s, but was hard hit by Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

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