Ley Nº 445 - Ley de régimen de propiedad comunal de los pueblos indígenas y comunidades étnicas | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
January 2011
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Law of Communal Property Regime of the Indigenous Peoples and Ethinic Communities

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The Pacific coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838. Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century, but gradually ceded control of the region in subsequent decades. Violent opposition to governmental manipulation and corruption spread to all classes by 1978 and resulted in a short-lived civil war that brought the Marxist Sandinista guerrillas to power in 1979.

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