The term ‘crusade’ can be defined as a campaign or movement but is more often associated with the words ‘battle’, ‘fight’, ‘war’ and ‘struggle’. In fact, all these synonyms are quite appropriate when referring to Nicaragua’s ‘Literacy Crusade’. This war against illiteracy was an extensive, nationwide battle against the ill effects of poor education. The struggle took the form of a nationwide ...
Nicaragua has a population of 5.6 million individuals and is rich in natural resources such as lead, gold, fish, copper and timber. It is a country that has been so wrapped up in war, corruption and government changes, that it has had little time to take advantage of agricultural products such as sugarcane, lobsters, beef, tobacco, coffee and rice. The country is also home to several ...