Corinto is a town of 16,624 (2005 population) on the northwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua in the province of Chinandega.
The municipality was founded in 1863 and was named in honour of the
Greek city of Corinth.
Economy [ edit ]
It was a
railroad terminus and Nicaragua's largest Pacific port. It has its own Container terminal and is able to manage a wide variety of cargo: liquid, bulk, containers, cars, etc.
United States Intervention [ edit ]
On May 2, 1896 U.S. Marines land in Corinto to protect U.S. interests during political unrest.
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On January 25, 1922 the
USS landed a detachment of Galveston U.S. Marines at Corinto, to reinforce the Managua legation guard during a period of political tension.
While supporting the
Contra war against the Sandinista government in the 1980s, U.S. Forces mined the Port of Corinto. On October 10, 1983, an attack destroyed 3.2 million US gallons (12,000 m 3) of fuel. It is believed that this attack was directed by the CIA and carried out by U.S. Navy Seals. [4 ] [5 ] [6 ] [7 ] [8 ]
International relations [ edit ]
Twin towns – Sister cities [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ 2005 Census Data - National Institute of Statistics and Census Data, Nicaragua
^ "Invasions in the "Neighborhood", Revolutionary Worker #1059, June 18, 2000" . Retrieved 2006-11-10.
^ "A CENTURY OF U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTIONS: From Wounded Knee to Iraq, Compiled by Zoltan Grossman" . Retrieved 2007-01-04.
^ Truver, SC. "Mines and Underwater IEDs in U.S. Ports and Waterways..." (PDF). p. 4 . Retrieved 2007-08-21.
^ "International Court of Justice, CASE CONCERNING THE MILITARY AND PARAMILITARY ACTIVITIES IN AND AGAINST NICARAGUA (NICARAGUA v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)". Archived from the original on 2007-08-03.
^ "The New York Times, OCT. 10 ASSAULT ON NICARAGUANS IS LAID TO C.I.A.". April 18, 1984 . Retrieved 2006-11-10.
^ "NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1983" . Retrieved 2006-11-10.
^ "Photograph showing the burning oil tanks, Un comando de la CIA y fuerzas especiales SEAL bombardean refineria en Corinto, Nicaragua, 1983.".
^ Frohmader, Andrea. "Bremen - Referat 32 Städtepartnerschaften / Internationale Beziehungen" [Bremen - Unit 32 Twinning / International Relations]. Das Rathaus Bremen Senatskanzlei [Bremen City Hall - Senate Chancellery] (in German). Archived from the original on 2011-07-18 . Retrieved 2013-08-09.
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