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12-Aug-2017 09:55

This is our awakening to Nicaragua being the poorest country in Central America, as well as the ramifications of Managua sitting on top of an astounding eleven seismic faults, which have severely shaken the city over time.

In this cycle of ruin and rebuilding, the areas left in a crumbled state draw squatters.

Of the original footprints in the cave left by modern humans — also known as — only 51 remain.

Cave explorers and tourists had destroyed the rest. They now appear to come from six or seven individuals, including at least one child.

Footprints found a half-century ago in a cave in Romania may be the oldest such human impressions in Europe, researchers now conclude. Scientists back then attributed the prints to a man, woman and child who lived 10,000 to 15,000 years ago.

In 1965, about 400 footprints were discovered in the Ciur-Izbuc cave.

These bear bones now indicate that those people would have lived in the Stone Age, around 36,500 years ago.

Lake Titicaca located between Bolivia and Peru in South America at an altitude of 12,500 feet is the largest freshwater lake in Latin America (8,562 square kilometers). Cerro Negro located in the northwest pacific of Nicaragua and 20 kilometers east from Leon, is the youngest active volcano of Central America.

After researchers from the Carnegie Institute studied the footprints, they came to the conclusion that they dated back some 6000 years.

They were dubbed the oldest human footprints discovered on the American continents.

3) Rio Coco in Nicaragua is the longest river of Central America (680 kms/422 miles) as well as the natural border between Honduras and Nicaragua in the north.

It is used as a waterway by many Miskitos communities and it drains in the Caribbean.

To intensify the difficulty of getting around – streets signs are practically non-existent; navigation is by landmarks.