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Nicaragua’s tumultuous political history reflects the dramatic impacts that differing perspectives on property rights and resource governance can have on the structure and performance of societies and economies. The Somoza regimes that governed Nicaragua from 1936 to 1979 emphasized the primacy of private property rights and the pursuit of an export market-oriented, large-scale commercial agriculture. These policies resulted in an economy in which rural land ownership was concentrated in the hands of relatively few Nicaraguans who operated farms producing coffee, cotton, sugar, tobacco, and beef for export, largely to the United States.

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Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country

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17 May 2019
Central America
Nicaragua

Indigenous communities in Nicaragua are facing violence and displacement, but agroecology is helping empower the Miskito people.

What do you do when your access to rivers, sacred sites, and forests, is cut off, especially when your whole identity has grown from a spiritual connection to nature?

6 May 2019
Central America
Nicaragua

Myrna Cunningham is the first Miskitu woman to study at a university. In 1973, she received a degree in medicine and returned to her home region in the isolated northeast of Nicaragua, where she was born in a small village surrounded by lush forest. Working as a surgeon, she served in more than one hundred remote villages.

22 January 2019
Americas
Nicaragua

Residents of the northern highlands of Nicaragua were typically overlooked by modern infrastructure development. The Association of Rural Development Workers has changed this, securing access to electricity and clean drinking water for local people for the first time.

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La ENI en Nicaragua se constituye como una estrategia de acción a mediano plazo, impulsada e implementada por una plataforma de múltiples actores (institucionales) a nivel nacional, que busca contribuir a la gestión sostenible de la tierra en Nicaragua

The Pacific coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century, but gradually ceded control of the region in subsequent decades. Violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption spread to all classes by 1978 and resulted in a short-lived civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979.

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Promover, a nivel territorial, nacional y centroamericano, modelos incluyentes de desarrollo con enfoque de género, mediante servicios no financieros e intervenciones en cadena de valor, mejor gobernanza de la tierra y los recursos naturales, combinando para ello experimentación de procesos novedosos, generación de métodos, investigaciones, formación académica y profesional, e incidencia en políticas públicas.

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El Programa Feminista La Corriente es una organización feminista que promueve activamente la acción colectiva en el espacio público para defender todos los derechos de las mujeres.

Desarrollamos acciones que contribuyan a generar cambios a favor de la igualdad y la no discriminación, combinando la investigación, la formación, los medios de comunicación y la creatividad de un equipo de personas comprometidas con las luchas del feminismo.

El Sistema Económico Latinoamericano y del Caribe (SELA) es un organismo regional intergubernamental,  creado el 17 de octubre de 1975 mediante el Convenio  de Panamá. Constitutivo del Sistema Económico Latinoamericano (SELA)*, con sede en Caracas, Venezuela.

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The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) is a regional center dedicated to research and graduate education in agriculture, and the management, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. Its members include Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the State of Acre in Brazil.

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