On this site, quite a vivid and, as far as I can see, honest account of a trek among the indiginous populations of Nicaragua (it certainly is corroborated by my experience of the country), we discover that
The Spanish arrived in Nicaragua in 1515. By 1550, 35 years later, ninety-five percent of the indigenous population had died as a result of disease, violence, overwork, and slave trade to the silver mines of Peru.
One more bit of contextual substance for the Leonel Rugama poem below...
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