RR7402B NICARAGUA: MANAGUA ONE YEAR AFTER Two days before Christmas 1972, an earthquake destroyed the Nicaraguan capital city of Managua. Nearly 10,000 people died, 20,000 were injured and over half of the city's 400,000 population lost their homes. Despite the risk of future earthquakes, the decision was taken to rebuild Managua on its old foundations. The new city centre is to be 'deconcentrated', with few high-rise blocks. Today, one year after the disaster, little has been achieved. The city has been cleared of rubble but the reconstruction programme has been delayed. Meanwhile, many survivors continue to live on handouts in makeshift camps or earn a living as best they can. You can license this story through AP Archive: Find out more about AP Archive:


Christopher Gutierrez: La misma Nicaragua de siempre, gente humilde, calles de tierra, casas de tabla, el alboroto en los mercados.

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