Posts tagged with "nicaragua"



25. July 2017
Guanacaste is the 7th province of Costa Rica and the newest in the sense of becoming part of Costa Rica. The territory used to belong to Nicaragua, but due to many constant civil wars and violence, three of the major cities within Guanacaste got together to vote on whether to annex themselves to Costa Rica. These cities were Nicoya, Santa Cruz and Libera (capital city of Guanacaste). Out of all 3 cities only Liberia voted no, but due to the majority vote, the law was passed on July 25th of 1824...
25. July 2016
During the Conquest period, many of the Chorotegas were sold into slaver or died from disease brought by the Europeans. Afterwards labor workers were need and the African slaves were brought in. Due to this many of the Chorotegas remaining have lost much of their cultural traditions. Slavery wasn't favorably looked upon and practiced by few, mainly the wealthy. It was an oddity to have slaves. Little was seen also because not much gold was found in Costa Rica and the terrain was also very...
20. July 2016
As civil war raged throughout Central America, mainly due to those in the effort to reassemble it in the form of non democratic rule under filibuster William Walker, Costa Rica became a safe have and shined with promise of civil rest and sanity. William Walker was an American filibuster who usurped the power in Nicaragua and was spreading in an attempt to control the Central American region being defeated by Central American forces. He was driven from Costa Rica in the Battle of Santa Rosa...
10. May 2016
Santa Rosa National Park is located about 36 km north of Liberia and just off the Pan-American Highway. This was the very first national park established in Costa Rica in 1971. It was created firstly to protect the scene of the Battle of Santa Rosa, in which Costa Rican militia marched from San Jose into Liberia to defend against the forces of filibuster William Walker who in his manifesto "5 or None", set out to conquer all the provinces of Central America. When Walker's forces learned about...