Alexis Arguello is another and more recent figure of Nicaraguan history that the entire country adored and cherished. Known for his representation in boxing and three-time world champion, Arguello was known to be one of the best fighters of this era before he turned into a politician in Nicaragua.
In the 1980s, Arguello fought against the Contras in Nicaragua, but retired from the war after a few months in the jungle. He attempted to come out of retirement to go back to boxing but only had success at home.
Arguello found himself to be very involved in Nicaraguan politics after his retirement from boxing and was elected vice-mayor of Managua in 2004. Many people believed he was robbed of Mayorship against Eduardo Montealegre in 2008, as Arguello only missed the vote by 1%. Continue reading →
Nicaragua’s national sport is baseball, and baseball only. Nicaraguans take their baseball extremely seriously and have only four national baseball teams. Baseball is one of the main activities that keep the country lively and intriguing. Children play in the streets with baseballs made of duct tape and thick sticks to use as bats. The four main teams are the Indios del Boer, Tigres del Chinandega, Leones de Leon, and the Orientales de Granada. Continue reading →