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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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At that time, it was about 175 miles east-southeast of San Andres Island and about 305 miles east of Bluefields, Nicaragua. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph but was "nearly stationary." The center hadn't issued any watches or warnings because of Otto.
This study, "Exploring the Health of Adolescent Young Adult Creole Women in Bluefields, Nicaragua," researched high risk behaviors such as substance abuse and unsafe sexual practices among females in that targeted population.
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. The site is currently connected with six voice channels/three data channels to Managua-Nicaragua, one voice channel to Puerto Cabezas-Nicaragua and one voice channel/three data channels to Cocesna's hub in Tegucigalpa-Honduras.
He has since gone on to work for the Sandinista-founded University of the Caribbean Coast in 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.