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.
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.
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"
This work focuses on the nature of revolution as it affected Latin America in the 1960s, and the efforts designed to counteract or co-opt this challenge through the Alliance for Progress. It also examines the independent policies implemented by Latin Americans themselves.