The physical geography of Latin America and the Caribbean greatly affect where people live by making some places are more desirable than others. One examples is the Panama Canal, which is runs across the Panama Isthmus in Central America. The Panama Canal is a large man-made canal, that connects the two largest bodies of water in the world. People live very closely to the Panama Canal, meaning it has a high population density there and in the surrounding areas. The population around the canal is 250-1,249 people per square mile. People tend to live near this feature because the canal and water provide so many valuable assets, such as sea animals for marine jobs, boats for repairmen and traders, transportation, tourism, swimming, and many more.
Nicaragua is rich in natural resources. Petroleum is the main product gained by imports. Major resources such as salt, gold, and silver are mined. This country exports many items. Some of these include coffee, bananas, beef, cotton, and sugar. One US dollar is converted into 6.55 gold cordobas. In conclusion, Nicaragua has a healthy economy according to their imports and
Nicaragua is a country located in Central America in the Caribbean. Currently the country stretches 50,338 square miles and their population is about 5,907,881. To put this in perspective Nicaragua is about the size of Pennsylvania and has about half has many people living there. There average life expectancy is around 72 for both men and women. Nicaragua uses a republic government (a type of government where people that are elected have supreme power) and there current leader is Daniel Ortega, he was elected in 2007. Like the United Sates most people practice Roman Catholicism as their religion, this has become the most popular religion in all of Nicaragua. People living in Nicaragua most likely have a job in food processing, metal working, machinery,
On the narrow isthmus known as Central America, between the world’s two greatest oceans, Nicaragua has been marked by endless years of political turmoil, social tension and economic dismay. The turmoil’s that have shaken the country make it plausible to believe that by some metaphysical law, Nicaraguan politics have accommodated to nature’s tantrums. Like its diverse, rugged and seismically active geology, the country’s politics have been irregular, impulsive and often explosive (Pastor, 15). The Nicaraguan election of February 25, 1990 represents the country’s attempt to break from its turbulent political past and pursue economic and political stability through the establishment of a democracy. The
Nicaragua is known for its incredible beaches, lakes and volcanoes that many tourists from around the world come far and wide to see on vacation. Tourism is one of Nicaragua’s main sources of income for the country with their lavish resorts and beaches. What many people don’t realize what is behind the curtain of all the beautiful vacation sites, is that Nicaragua is actually one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. That living conditions are not exactly like staying in one of those five-star resorts. Even though it has one of the largest freshwater lakes in Central America, very little water is safe to drink or is accessible to its citizens.
He fostered strong relations with the United States and because of that received quite a bit of money from the United States. Due to this, the economy of Nicaragua rose greatly and had one of the richest capital cities in all of Central America (Townson, 1999). But on December 19, 1972, a devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the country and forever changed Nicaragua. The epicenter of the quake was near to the capital city of Managua and
The Panama Canal was built in the early 20th century. Before this marvelous canal was built, it was just an idea to the world. The French had first attempted to build this plan, this dream, to connect the Pacific ocean and Atlantic ocean, creating a much easier, faster, route from America to the Asian markets. However, the French encountered disease, death, and corruption. After this drastic end to the French's journey to creating the canal, the Americans had a different perspective and look on this plan that the French previously failed. Roosevelt wanted the America to be percieved as if they had world power. He wanted to protect and preserve American interest. The Americans helped Panama gain independence when Colombia rejected proposed project in Panama. When America embarked on this project, Americans left their families for Panama and started under the leadership of John Stevens, who built many successful railroads. Soon, the making of this Canal would generate thousands of jobs yearly, for skilled and unskilled workers who returned home with riches. The Panama Canal was the biggest industrial project in history.
The Panama Canal was a great engineering accomplishment, due to the fact that the workers had overcome many challenges and problems, such as yellow fever and malaria carrying mosquitoes and digging up the Culebra Cut to build it. With the mind and ability to solve problems, and challenge or problem in
Today I am going to talk about the Panama Canal and the history and the determination that it took to complete this enormous feet. It started with the French in the 1880's but, was abandoned after technological difficulties and diseases it could not be completed at that time. The need for the canal was great; for military purposes and for shipping purposes because without this canal ships would have to go all the way around south america instead of cutting through the canal to get from the pacific and atlantic oceans. With being able to cut through people save time and money and in the event of a war the war ships could get there much faster. In order for the United States to be able to get the land required for the canal the United States
Since its discovery, Nicaragua has been ravaged by revolution, guerrilla warfare, U.S. government and military occupation, insurrection of the Sandinista’s led by Augusto Cesar Sandino, government
At first, Managua may seem like another beautiful city in Central America, but its past reveals that there is a little more to it. Managua was not originally the capital of Nicaragua, but in order to resolve a dispute between two warring cities in Spain- the country who had colonized Nicaragua at the time. The city center was destroyed by both an earthquake and a wildfire and was only partially rebuilt, leading to Managua being spread out geographically. In two periods of disorder in the early 1900’s, Nicaragua was under the control of Spain, and any resistance was crushed.(McCarthy, 456)
The U.S. Navy currently possesses the world’s largest fleet in the world. China, however, has been investing hundreds of billions of dollars each year into its military and power projecting defenses. It is estimated that the Chinese navy’s fleet will outnumber the U.S. by 2020. Not only is China expanding in sheer numbers, but it is also expanding its assertion for dominance in the Western Hemisphere. Two years ago, Nicaragua granted a Chinese company the right to build an alternative to the Panama Canal. When finished, the canal will stretch along the entirety of Nicaragua, dividing the country in two, to allow large vessels to travel through it. Less than a month ago, official construction of the canal
As early as the 1500’s, the idea of constructing a ship canal between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans occurred to navigators and explorers, as the geographical form of the Central American Isthmus was becoming known. Many Isthmus surveys were made over the years. Opinion remained divided between a route through Panama and a longer route through Nicaragua. This divided opinion continued until the building of the Panama Canal was begun by the U.S. in 1904. By the end of the century the U.S. government would find themselves in an unnerving situation; concerned with the Panama Canal and other economic interests would unfortunately demonstrate unequaled force and damage to an innocent people with their focus on something
In the study „Conspiracy endorsement as Motivated Reasoning: the moderating roles of political knowledge and trust authors that endorsement of conspiracy theories is a motivated process that serves both ideological and psychological needs of people.
The ability of the president to deprive citizens of their natural rights --and of the presidents near omnipotent power -- makes Nicaragua a questionable democracy and dormant oligarchy. The contemporary news and light history of corruption can lead an observer to believe their political efficacy to be misconstrued as there could be a lot of surreptitious and non-conspicuous activity. Nicaragua is, by concept, a democratic, participative and representative Republic due to its’ participatory elements (though not as much as the United States as it is seemingly closer to true