US Marines Invade Nicaragua, again

On May 2, 1896, US Marines invaded the sovereign nation of Nicaragua, ostensibly “to protect US interests” during a period of political unrest.  The undocumented Marines landed at Corinto on the Pacific coast of the country. Corinto is now a small, peaceful beach town, and one of Nicaragua’s largest ports and a popular stop for cruise ships.  (Map by welt-atlas.de)