Nicaragua Quick Facts

Capital: Managua

Population: 5,570,129

Area: 129,494 sq km

Official Language: Spanish

Administrative Divisions: 15 departments

Government: Republic
Source: CIA World Factbook 2006

 

Highlights from Nicaragua - 2006 trip (click links for Wikipedia information):

  • Toured Managua
  • Talked with Guillermo Perez, emerging of Social Movements and fight against Somoza
  • Visited Batahola neighborhood and toured and learned history of Barrio and how it emerged in the time of the revolution
  • Attended a baseball game at National Stadium
  • Talked with Azucena Ferrey, former Contra leader
  • Met with Maria Teresa Blandon, founder of the feminist movement
  • Had free time to explore city of Leon, the Cathedral, and Museum of Heroes and Martyrs
  • Met with Marissa Olivares, Sociology professor at UCA and talked about her experience as a former Sandinista guerrilla
  • Traveled to community of El Cebollal and participated in a coffee cupping session
  • Traveled back home after Nicaragua

 

 

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