nicaragua nicaragua  /ˌnɪ kə ˈrɑɡ wə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821

News

  1. Nicaragua still thinks it can build a better canal than Panama after 200 years of trying

    Today, Nicaragua’s parliament is expected to approve proposals by a Chinese consortium to build a canal across the country to rival that of Panama. The $40 billion project could double Nicaragua’s GDP ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Nicaragua proceeds with plan to build rival to Panama Canal

    Nicaragua is plowing ahead with a plan to dig a Chinese-funded rival to the Panama Canal across the midriff of the country, fast-tracking a proposal through the ruling-party-controlled congress despite a lack of details about the $40 billion project.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Nicaragua rushes on for canal deal with Chinese

    Nicaragua is plowing ahead with a plan to dig a Chinese-funded rival to the Panama Canal across the midriff of the country, fast-tracking a proposal through the ruling party-controlled congress despite ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "We have Venezuela, Cuba and soon Ecuador and Nicaragua," Morales said. "We want to make alliances with countries in the Middle East to bring an end to the United States' empire!"
    on Dec 2, 2006 By: Evo Morales Source: Washington Post

  2. "It seems to me," Gates wrote, "that the only way that we can prevent disaster in Central America is to acknowledge openly what some have argued privately: that the existence of a Marxist-Leninist regime in Nicaragua closely allied with the...
    on Nov 8, 2006 By: Robert Gates Source: World War 4 Report

  3. This will be "the popular militia that will guard the president upon his return," Zelaya said. "Precisely to avoid war we have to prepare for whoever thinks they can come take a stroll in Nicaragua."
    on Aug 1, 2009 By: Manuel Zelaya Source: AFP

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