is a town, with a population of 18,500 (2020 estimate),
on the northwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua
in the province of Chinandega
. The municipality was founded in 1863.
British occupation of Corinto
When Nicaragua refused to pay Britain an indemnity for the annexation of the Mosquito Reserve, the British responded by occupying the Nicaraguan Pacific port of Corinto on 27 April 1895.
Eventually the British left after being paid indemnities by the Nicaraguan government.
United States intervention
On May 2, 1896, U.S. Marines landed in Corinto to protect American interests during political unrest.
In 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed the African-American writer James Weldon Johnson
U.S. Consul to Corinto.
On January 25, 1922 the USS Galveston
landed a detachment of U.S. Marines
at Corinto, to reinforce the Managua
legation guard during a period of political tension.
While supporting the Contra
war against the Sandinista
government in the 1980s, U.S. Forces mined the Port of Corinto. On October 10, 1983, an attack destroyed 3.2 million US gallons (12,000 m3
) of fuel. It is believed that this attack was directed by the CIA and carried out by U.S. Navy Seals
Twin towns – Sister cities
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