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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, who were never conquered by the Spanish. 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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The government announced that it will install a new plant in the Caribbean town of Bluefields in order to encourage more tourism, reports
ON Thursday night, the combined talents of Warner E Hodges (Jason & the Scorchers), Joe Blanton (Royal Court of China), Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) and Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams & the Cardinals) bring their newly-minted Bluefields band to the Cluny.
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.
19, four members of the Nicaraguan Consejo Supremo Electoral (CSE) refused to travel to Bluefields on the Atlantic Coast to certify the results of an election there that would have ushered into the Consejo Regional del Atlantico Sur (RAAS) a new slate of regional leaders.
"This is why we also selected the airports of Bluefields and Puerto Cabezas to receive major investment for remodelling, in addition to Managua," said Caldera.
The main one is at Bluefields, a coastal city founded by the British 93 years ago.
BLUEFIELDS, NICARAGUA, Bishop Salvador Schlaefer died Oct.
This sometimes rocky coastline is broken by white beaches that stretch alongside the communities of Bluefields, Auchindown and Whitehouse, while beige and black powder-fine sands wrap the shores of Treasure Beach and Alligator Pond farther east.
The presidential delegate for investment, Alvaro Baltodano, said the refinery called "El Supremo Sueno de Bolivar" was the most important investment project by Venezuela in the country, "which is embodied in the movement of land for the installation of oil storage tanks" and he added that "the Bluefields airport runway will be another Venezuelan investment".