In 1990, Nicaraguans replaced the Sandinista regime with the conservative government of Violeta Chamorro - a term of office marked by constitutional, economic, partisan and social conflict. Close examines these conflicts and assesses their impact on Nicaragua's political actors and institutions.
The development and extension of commercial coffee cultivation in Nicaragua has been related closely to advancements in the transportation system of the country. Although transportation improvement has substantially facilitated the expansions of commercial export agriculture, it has been fully effective only where fertile soil, proper climate, appropriate technology, and a demand for the product have been present in optimal combination. It is often assumed that the introduction of large-scale commercial agriculture to an area of inadequate transportation will inevitably lead to transport development. However, this assumption is not supported by the history of coffee-growing in Nicaragua.
Nicaragua: The Imagining of a Nation is geared to students and academics of nationalism studies, history, and Latin American studies. Analyzing NicaraguaOCOs postcolonial history, the author studies the Sandinista Revolution in the context of NicaraguaOCOs on"
An account of U.S. policy from the Sandinista revolution through the Iran-contra scandal and beyond. Sklar shows how the White House sabotaged peace negoatiations and sustained the deadly contra war despite public opposition, with secret U.S. special forces and an auxiliary arm of dictators, drug smugglers and death squad godfathers, and illuminates an alternative policy rooted in law and democracy.