Best of Nicaraguan Writing – Rubén Darío

Best of Nicaraguan Writing Ruben Dario

Rubén Darío is by far Nicaragua’s most famous and influential writer.  He was born on April 26, 1866 and Darío and by the age of three he learned how to read.  His childhood was spent in the city of León where he was raised by his mother’s aunt and uncle.  At an early age his gift with words was evident.  His poetry was unique and unparalleled to anyone close to him.   … [Read more...]

Nicaragua History – Last 100 Years

Nicaragua History last 100 Years

Nicaragua’s history has been marked with political instability.  In 1909 the US sent military forces to help the Nicaraguan conservative forces take down President José María Zelaya after 500 revolutionaries were killed by Zelaya.  This began a period of where US Marines occupied Nicaragua from 1912 until 1933.  As a result of the Marine presence in the country, baseball was introduced to the locals.  Today baseball is still the most popular sport in Nicaragua.  … [Read more...]

Missions Work in Nicaragua

Over the years Nicaragua has had to deal with its fair share of war, natural disasters and political short comings.  In 1972 there was an earthquake in Managua that leveled much of the city.  In the 1980’s there was the civil war that resulted in the deaths of many, with many more orphaned children.  All these factors are the reason Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere.  Most people will only make a few dollars over the course of the day.  In spite of these numbers, Nicaragua has been blessed with a large number of people doing missions work.  These people come from around the world, from all walks of life.  These days when you fly down from the US you are almost guaranteed to have a mission’s team on the plane. Once in the country these teams work with schools, orphanages and churches around the country.  The church teams will come down and help churches provide outreach to the community.  These teams will work months ahead of time on … [Read more...]