The Regional: Central America: (Nicaragua Central America )


Nicaragua is located between Honduras and Costa Rica, with Caribbean and Pacific coasts. "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 region 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.... Free elections in 1990, 1996, and again in 2001 saw the Sandinistas defeated. Nicaragua Central America Regional.

The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821. (wikipedia)