The history and importance of… Nicaragua. By: Molly Guo 4 th period. Where is Nicaragua?. Main facts . POPULATION - 5,666,301 (July 2011 est .) -Mestizos= 69% White= 17% Black=9% Amerindian=5 %. AGE DISTRIBUTION 0-14= 31.7% 15-64=63.8% 65+= 4.5%. -- MAIN LANGUAGE - Spanish
By: Molly Guo 4th period
Nicaragua is the poorest country in central America
And second poorest in the southern hemisphereEconomics/Demographics
- INCOME RATE
-lowest 10%: 1.4%
- highest 10%: 41.8% (as of 2005)
Food Processing :
bananas, sugar cane, coffee
Textiles and Apparel
People suffered from the destruction, while Somoza and private friends stole money from international aid funding groups (this is one of the reasons of Somoza’s downfall).
- Left 5,000 people dead and 250,000 homeless out of 2.6 million people in the country.
- Beginning in 1974, a anti-Somoza group (Sandinistas) began to apply terror (aka kidnapping, assassinations, etc.) towards the government (in which Somoza was in rule). In July, Somoza fled the country; thus leaving the Sandinistas in rule of Managua.
Divorced former husband, Mick Jagger, after 7 years because of adultery with model Jerry Hall.
Past 30, years has written articles and delivered speeches about numerous issues throughout the world such as women’s rights, war on terror and etc.
Many social events are related with the Roman Catholic Church; such as the celebration of Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary (also known as La Purísima). It is known to be the country’s most important holiday that takes 9 days of festivity.
The relationship is still intact; even though there may be some disputes here and there (U.S. occasionally gets concerned with President Ortega).
The US has also helped provided foreign assistance (such as hurricane assistance in 2007).