Mosquito Coast

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Mosquito Coast

A region of eastern Nicaragua and northeast Honduras. A British protectorate from 1655 to 1860, it then became an autonomous state known as the Mosquito Kingdom. In 1894 Nicaragua appropriated the territory, and in 1960 the northern part was awarded to Honduras by the International Court of Justice.

Mosqui′to Coast′


n.
a coastal region in Central America bordering on the Caribbean Sea in E Honduras and Nicaragua.
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Details of first encounters with indigenous communities - such as the natives of the Miskito coast - reveal a wild, natural environment, and a diversity of customs that simply no longer exist.
Apparently, back on the Miskito Coast, some of the natives had chewed a mildly hallucinogenic herb as a stimulant/relaxant, probably about as potent as two Miller Lites.
1727-1791), painter and author, who was marooned on Miskito coast in Nicaragua, with notes by Terry Breverton on the author and his work.
The mermaid and the lobster diver; gender, sexuality and money on the Miskito coast.
Nicaragua's lobster beds and Caribbean pine experienced a renaissance during the Contra war of the 1980s when shellfish and timber exploitation ceased along the Miskito Coast.
The first 'route' to the islands was from Miskito coast of Central America and the 'roots' were of the various indigenous groups of the region.
Fishermen along the Miskito coast of Nicaragua and Honduras catch about half their lobster harvest from diving, and descend to depths of 100 feet or more.
In recent years along the Miskito Coast, the bends has become as common as a cold.
The book is a collection of articles by a sociologist who has made a career of the study of Caribbean society and he makes an effort to expand his research beyond Belize to the Miskito Coast, Central America, and the British West Indies.
The Spanish had effectively abandoned the Caribbean coast for a century, allowing the British to establish colonies in Belize, on the Bay Islands, and at many other locations along the Miskito Coast.
In an attempt to curb diving accidents, Nietschmann, marine biologist Bill Alevizon, and the Florida-based Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) initiated a scuba-training course on the Miskito coast to educate divers about how to avoid air embolisms and decompression sickness, called "the bends.
Hurricane Felix slammed into Nicaragua's Miskito Coast as a record-breaking Category 5 monster storm yesterday in an area home to thousands of stranded Miskito Indians.