Fun Facts About Nicaragua

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In the 1940s, baseball became the most popular sport in the country, thanks to such as Chino Melendez, Crisanto Adan Balmaceda Castrillo, Alfredo Garcia Mencia, Roberto Martinez, Alfredo Fonseca, Francisco Fletes Silva, Duncan Desmond Campbell Kaine, Timothy Mena Hodgson, and Jonathan Robinson Lee.

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Nicaragua is a small country in Central America.It is a tropical paradise, squeezed in between two big oceans. Nicaragua is bigger than Portugal or Ireland.

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Luis Enrique is from Nicaragua. The Latin America´s number 1 Nicaraguan singer in the 1980s and 1990s,with songs “Mi Mundo” (“My World”) and “Amigo” (“Friend”).

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The Nicaragua baseball team won fourth place during the Olympics Games 1996 held in Atlanta,USA.

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In 1983, Pope John Paul II visited Nicaragua.

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The Ruins of Leon Viejo was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. It Is the oldest city in Central America.

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The Nicaraguan people have many idols: Bianca Jagger (human rights activist), Barbara Carrera (actress), Alexis Arguello (sportsman), Ruben Dario (poet), Pedro Joaquin Chamorro (journalist), Nora Astorga (former ambassador to the United Nations), and Chino Melendez (sportsman).

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Nicaragua is famous in history as the birthplace of Ruben Dario, one of the best poets in the 20th century. His real name was Felix Ruben Garcia Sarmiento, but he is better known by pen name Ruben Dario.

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Violeta Barrios de Chamorro was president of Nicaragua from 1990 to 1997.She was Third World´s first elected woman president.She is the widow of Pedro Joaquin Chamorro, who was assassinated in the 1970s.In 1990 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro became the first democratic president in the history of Nicaragua.

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Nicaragua hosted the 20th Baseball World Championship in 1972.

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Lake Nicaragua is one of the biggest lakes in Latin America. It is one of the most important touristic attractions in Nicaragua.

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Miss Nicaragua, Xiomara Blandino, qualified for the semi-final at the Miss Universe 2007.Miss Nicaragua 2007, once said,”I am a young woman with a lot of charisma, and one of my greatest virtues is my positive outlook on life.I want them to know that I have great potential as a woman and that I have the capability of giving myself completely to everything that I want to accomplish. I always enjoy every experience that life offers me.”



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