Nicaragua Overview Nations // Central America/Caribbean

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. Despite a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea and long land borders with its neighbors, Nicaragua's security concerns are mainly internal. After being wracked by civil war from 1979 to 1989 between the Soviet- and Cuban-supported Sandinista party (FSLN) and U.S.-supported rebels, known as the Contras,...


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