Nicaragua (i/ˌnɪkəˈrɑːɡwəˌ-ˈræ-ˌ-ɡjuə/; Spanish:[nikaˈɾaɣwa]), officially the Republic of Nicaragua (Spanish: República de Nicaragua), is the largest country in the Central Americanisthmus. The population of Nicaragua is slightly over 6million. Nicaragua's capital, Managua, is the third-largest city in Central America. The multi-ethnic population includes indigenous peoples, Europeans, Africans, Asians, and people of Middle Eastern origin. The main language is Spanish. Native tribes on the eastern coast speak their own languages.
The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, and fiscal crisis—the most notable causes that led to the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. Nicaragua is a representative democratic republic.
The mixture of cultural traditions has generated substantial diversity in art and literature, particularly the latter given the literary contributions of Nicaraguan poets and writers, including Rubén Darío, Pablo Antonio Cuadra and Ernesto Cardenal. The biological diversity, warm tropical climate and active volcanoes make Nicaragua an increasingly popular tourist destination.
(The CenterSquare) – A letter in possession of a woman rescued from a sex trafficking ring in Texas says it takes roughly five to 13 years to buy freedom ... They sign control to visas for a given length of time in exchange ... “Lots of women that come to the USA legally from Nicaragua [with work visas] come as indentured servant ... It just looks different ... .
The officials also told their Cuban counterparts that the embassy would resume processing all immigration visa applications on Jan ... southern border notably increased after Nicaragua, a close Cuba ally, lifted visa requirements for Cuban nationals in November last year ... Embassy in Havana, including the processing of non-immigrant visas.”.
But, months before this, an increased flow from the Caribbean island was already being reported ...Martinez states that many are now arriving on foot, their flight aided by Nicaragua, which dropped visa requirements late 2021 for Cubans. It is noted that some Cuban migrants leave the island on expensive charter flights to Nicaragua ... Hunger ... .
The Biden administration is ratcheting up pressure on PresidentDaniel Ortega’s authoritarian rule in Nicaragua, banning Americans from doing business in the nation’s gold industry and stripping the US visas of 500 government insiders, US officials said ... Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega (Ismael Francisco/AP/PA).
In Cuba, discontent with the communist regime in Havana and economic woes have fueled an exodus of tens of thousands of Cubans hoping to reach the U.S., a journey made somewhat easier by Nicaragua’s policy of allowing them to travel there without visas.
It did so again last November when the Ortega administration began allowing Cubans to enter Nicaragua without a visa, providing them a shorter and safer land passage to the U.S ... “Granting visas in Havana will only slow it down some, but there are many more Cubans who want to flee now than before,” Arcos said.
On October 2, EU Ambassador Bettina Muscheidt left Nicaragua after being declared persona non grata by the Ortega administration ... The administration of US PresidentJoe Biden has slapped a series of sanctions on Nicaragua in recent months, including US visa restrictions on state officials and their relatives, in response to the crackdown.
The Cuban Airport and Airport Services Agency (ECASA) has updated the schedule of flights from various Cuban airports to Nicaragua in October on its official social networks ... Conviasa has been operating in Cuba for more than a decade, though its boom came with flights to Nicaragua after the country abolished visas.
That doesn’t include thousands who come to the United States on tourist visas every month from Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela who often apply for asylum as well, said Ava Benach, a Washington, D.C., immigration attorney who has helped hundreds of migrants with asylum cases.