San Juan del Norte

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San Juan del Norte San Juan del Norte ], small town, SE Nicaragua, on the Caribbean Sea. Small quantities of bananas and hardwoods are exported. Also called Greytown, it was occupied (1848) by the British to secure control of the Mosquito Coast and to check the U.S. efforts to build an interoceanic canal. The port became the thriving eastern terminus of a transisthmian transport company operated by Cornelius Vanderbilt in the gold rush to California. In 1854 it was bombarded by the U.S. warship Cyane in retaliation for insults to the U.S. minister and damage to U.S. property in Nicaragua. San Juan was important in the filibustering activities of William Walker . Mosquito Coast Mosquito Coast or Mosquitia (m u sk 't ē ē u , m sk t 'ä) [ ō ē ē key ], region, east coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. The name is derived from the Miskito, the indigenous inhabitants and remnants of the Chorotega . Never exactly delimited, the region is a belt c.40 mi (60 km) wide extending from the San
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