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Active volcano a red hot tourism ticket

RING OF FIRE: Nicaragua’s Masaya volcano draws millions of visitors

By: Eastern Eye Staff

masaya’s magma Lake ‘unique in The world’ CENTURIES ago, a native Central American people terrified of a witch believed to live deep in the earth used to sacrifice children and young women to Nicaragua’s Masaya volcano. Today, the crater southwest of the capital Managua is an international tourist magnet, where photograph- snapping visitors scramble among sulfurous fumes to get views of its bubbling lavaa rare sight. The only volcanoes in the world to boast lakes of incandescent magma are Masaya, Hawaii’s Kilauea and Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, explained a Nicaraguan geographer and environmentalist, Jaime Incer. “It’s something…

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