Nicaragu The Country Without Clean Water

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Nicaragua the Country Without Clean Water 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 do not 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. Nicaragua has been through a great…show more content…
In 1909 there was a rebellion and Zelaya was forced to resign” (Lambert). As a result of the rebellion in 1912 U.S. sent marines to occupy Nicaragua, they remained in till 1993. “In 1961, the Frente Sandinsta de Liberacion or Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) was formed. They began a long guerrilla war. In 1972, Managua was struck by a severe earthquake. Somoza and his cronies took much of the international aid and opposition to his regime grew. On 17 July 1979 Somoza fled abroad, the long campaign against Somoza had cost 50,000 lives” (Lambert). In 1997, Arnoldo Aleman became president of Nicaragua. When Hurricane Mitch hit Nicaragua in 1998. Aleman told the world that the country was not in a terrible shape as reported. In 2002, he was charged with corruption and embezzlement. Ever since Hurricane Mitch hit Nicaragua, a countless number of its people had lost loved ones and material possessions. The damage of the hurricane was subsequently extensive that political leads in Nicaragua did not to disclose how terrible the damage was to other world leaders. Thinking it would show that Nicaragua is a vastly weak country that they weren’t able to help their people. Yet, the essential thing that was damaged was the access to potable water. “The population in the third group lost access to potable water on account of the destruction of the water systems or wells on which they relied on. This group was therefore exposed to the risk of epidemics, since
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