Resolution J5940-2013

Commemorating the 193rd Anniversary of the Independence of Nicaragua



  • Jun 17, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 13, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the 193rd Anniversary of the Inde-
pendence of Nicaragua on September 15, 2014

WHEREAS, Nicaragua takes its name from Nicarao, chief of the  indigenous
tribe that lived around present-day Lake Nicaragua during the late 1400s
and early 1500s; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1524,  Hernandez  de  Cordoba  founded the first Spanish
permanent settlements in the region, including two of Nicaragua's  prin-
cipal  towns:  Granada on Lake Nicaragua, and Leon, located west of Lake
Managua; and
  WHEREAS, Relations between the ruling "peninsulares" and  the  Nicara-
guan  "creoles"  were  not  amicable,  and  although Nicaraguans did not
engage in the revolts like neighboring countries until the early  1800s,
political  rivalry  and opposition to poor representation and oppressive
laws led to revolution; and
  WHEREAS, Nicaragua gained independence from  Spain  on  September  15,
1821, briefly becoming a part of the Mexican Empire and then a member of
a federation of independent Central American provinces; and
  WHEREAS, On April 30, 1838, Nicaragua's constituent assembly deemed it
independent and autonomous from Central America; and
  WHEREAS,  Many  Nicaraguans  have  made  New York their home, and this
Legislative Body is justly proud to  thank  the  Nicaraguan  people  for
their contributions to this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 193rd Anniversary of the Independence  of  Nicaragua  on
September 15, 2014.


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