OVERVIEW The Republic of Nicaragua is situated on the Central American isthmus, bordered to the north by Honduras and El Salvador, and to the south by Costa Rica. The country has a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean to the west and Caribbean Sea to the east. Nicaragua's primary security concerns are the prevention of drugtrafficking and associated violence and maintaining internal stability. After being wracked by a civil war from 1979 to 1989 between the Soviet- and Cuban-supported...
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