All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Nicaragua’

Large Whale Beached in Nicaragua, Locals Help

A massive whale, thought to be a humpback, beached itself on the shores of Nicaragua’s southern coast Friday. Locals and tourists tried to intervene, and push it back out to sea, but were unsuccessful by the time the sun was setting. According to Mario Rodriguez, the Nicaraguan Environment Ministry’s delegate stationed in the region, the female whale, estimated to be …

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Nicaragua Earthquake Leaves 23 Injured

An earthquake with a 6.1 magnitude hit western Nicaragua on Thursday evening, leaving at least 23 people injured in one town, and an aftershock 20 miles to the south followed. The earthquake shook houses and at least 23 people were injured from falling walls, ceilings, and other objects in Nagarote, located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of the capital, …

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Edward Snowden: Venezuela Says the Door’s Open

The presidents of Venezuela and Nicaragua have extended a hand to Edward Snowden. In the wake of the grounding of Bolivian president Evo Morales’s plane, on which Snowden was rumored to be aboard, Latin America has banded together to express support for the American fugitive and defiance against the countries that are assisting the US manhunt. Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro said, …

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Google Maps Nearly Ignited War Between Nicaragua & Costa Rica In 2010

Google, it seems, should stick to playing RISK when it comes to defining the borders that separate dominions of countries – especially when the involved countries already have a history of border disputes. However, Google has Google Maps, as you know, and one of the main things that makes maps so useful is the demarcation of borders (otherwise, what’s the …

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Military Invasion Blamed On Google Maps

Not long ago, a Nicaraguan military commander caused an international incident by leading his soldiers into Costa Rican territory.  He replaced a Costa Rican flag with a Nicaraguan one, too.  And according to the commander, this all occurred because of an error on Google Maps.

Apparently maps used by both the Nicaraguan and Costa Rican governments agree on the location of a border near San Juan del Norte.  Unfortunately, the commander consulted Google Maps, which shows a rather different version of the boundary.

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