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Bluefields,

town (1995 pop. 30,208), capital of the South Atlantic Coast Autonomous Region and Zelaya dept., SE Nicaragua, on Bluefields Bay at the mouth of the Escondido River. It is Nicaragua's chief Caribbean port. Hardwoods and fish are exported. Bluefields was a rendezvous for English and Dutch buccaneers in the 16th and 17th cent. and became (1678) capital of the British protectorate over the Mosquito CoastMosquito Coast
or Mosquitia
, region, east coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. The name is derived from the Miskito, the indigenous inhabitants and remnants of the Chorotega. Never exactly delimited, the region is a belt c.
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. During U.S. interventions (1912–15, 1926–33) in Nicaragua, marines were stationed there. In 1984, the United States mined the harbor (along with those of CorintoCorinto
, town (1995 pop. 16,997), NW Nicaragua, on the Pacific Ocean. It is a railroad terminus and Nicaragua's leading Pacific port. Coffee, cotton, sugar, hides, and woods are exported.
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 and Puerto Sandino). Bluefields was destroyed in a hurricane in 1988 but was rebuilt.
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Image with caption: "A group of adolescent leaders greet UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon upon her arrival at the airport in Bluefields, Nicaragua.
Image with caption: "A youth leader in Bluefields, Nicaragua shows UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon a mural that adolescents painted illustrating the issue of human trafficking.
Image with caption: "UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon hugs a youth leader who works with her peers on issues affecting adolescents in Bluefields, Nicaragua.
Image with caption: "UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon speaks with a group of adolescents in Bluefields, Nicaragua who mentor peers in their communities on difficult issues such as trafficking, violence, drugs and HIV/AIDS.
Image with caption: "UNICEF Ambassador Angie Harmon poses for a photo with youth leaders who had performed a dance number as part of their peer-to-peer mentorship program in Bluefields, Nicaragua.
During this past year, a project team from the University of Virginia has worked with the city government and a local university in Bluefields, Nicaragua, to try to establish a ceramic water filter enterprise that would combat the serious problem of contaminated drinking water.
ATCi, employing the latest satellite communications technology from Comtech EF Data and its wholly owned subsidiary Memotec, designed and integrated the complete Frame Relay system for the new satellite communication site at Bluefields, Nicaragua.
CICAD is currently sponsoring a regional training course in drug treatment and rehabilitation in Bluefields, Nicaragua, and recently completed a pilot ethnographic study in Roatan; research has also begun into drug-use patterns in several coastal communities.
BLUEFIELDS, NICARAGUA, Bishop Salvador Schlaefer died Oct.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1956, a young teacher agreed to participate in a mission trip that would help educate children in poverty-stricken Bluefields, Nicaragua.
Brentwood Presbyterian Church and CEPAD formalized a covenant relationship through the ministries of CEPAD's Bluefields, Nicaragua office.