Nicaragua

Die privatisierte Revolution
Author: Hannes Bahrmann
Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag
ISBN: 3861539659
Category:
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Nicaragua

The Chamorro Years
Author: David Close
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555876432
Category: History
Page: 243
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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.

Nicaragua


Author: Charles F. Gritzner
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604136197
Category: Nicaragua
Page: 129
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Describes the history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture of Nicaragua.

Der freistaat Nicaragua in Mittel-Amerika

und seine wichtigkeit für den welthandel, den ackerbau und die colonisation. Nach eigener anschauung und mit besonderer bezugnahme auf die Berliner colonisations-gesellschaft für Central-Amerika
Author: Alexander Bülow (Freiherr von.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nicaragua
Page: 139
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Nicaragua


Author: Marion Morrison
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516209630
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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An overview of the Nicaragua's history, culture, politics, and geography.

Nicaragua (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Christine J. Wade,Thomas W. Walker
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459617231
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Page: 440
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This newly revised volume details Nicaragua's unique history, culture, economics, politics, and foreign relations. Its historical coverage considers the country's early and recent history, from pre-Columbian and colonial times through the nationalist liberal era, the U.S. marine occupation, the Somoza dictatorship, the Sandinista regime, the conservative restoration, and the Sandinista comeback. The fifth edition includes a new chapter detailing the reelection of Daniel Ortega and the irony of his current role in undercutting the rule of law and democracy that he helped institute in his earlier administration. This edition also documents what may be the more enduring reality of this Central American country: the historical and ongoing interventions by which the United States - the ''eagle'' to the north - continues to shape Nicaraguan political, economic, and cultural life.

Patriarch and Folk

The Emergence of Nicaragua, 1798-1858
Author: E. Bradford Burns
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674657960
Category: History
Page: 307
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The painful sixty-year process that brought Nicaragua from colonial status to incipient nation-state is the focus of this fresh examination of inner struggle in a key isthmian country. E. Bradford Burns shows how Nicaragua's elite was able to consolidate control of the state and form a stable government, resolving the bitter rivalry between the two cities Le&oacu;n and Granada, but at the same time began the destruction of the rich folk culture of the Indians, eventually reducing them to an impoverished and powerless agrarian proletariat. The history of this nation echoes that of other Latin American lands yet is peculiarly its own. Nicaragua emerged not from a war against Spain but rather from the violent interactions among the patriarchs of the dominant families, the communities of common people, and foreigners. Burns is eloquent on the subject of American adventurism in Nicaragua, which culminated in the outrageous expedition of the filibuster William Walker and his band of mercenaries in the 1850s. It was a major breach of the trust and friendship Nicaraguans had extended to the United States, and the Nicaraguans' subsequent victory over the foreign invaders helped forge their long-delayed sense of national unity. The decimation of Nicaraguan archives for the period prior to 1858 renders the study of early nineteenth-century history especially challenging, but Burns has made ingenious use of secondary sources and the few published primary materials available, including travelers' accounts and other memoirs, newspapers, government reports, and diplomatic correspondence. He provides valuable insight into Nicaraguan society of the time, of both the elite and the folk, including a perceptive section on the status and activities of women and the family in society. This book will appeal not only to professional historians but to general readers as well.

Washington's War on Nicaragua


Author: Holly Sklar
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896082953
Category: Political Science
Page: 472
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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.

The Civil War in Nicaragua

Inside the Sandinistas
Author: Roger Miranda,William E. Ratliff
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412819688
Category: Political Science
Page: 314
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"The conflict in Nicaragua is one of the leastunderstood struggles of the Cold War. . . . This account clarifies the central issue and dispelsmany lingering myths." --Zbigniew Breinski,National Security Advisor during the Carter administration

Nicaragua

Zwischen Absolutismus Und Demokratie
Author: Ricardo Gómez Pomeri,Ricardo Gómez
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531195611
Category: Political Science
Page: 228
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Nicaragua, das zweitärmste Land Lateinamerikas, durchlebte in den letzten 25 Jahren zwei extreme politische Experimente: sozialistische Revolution gefolgt von radikalem Marktliberalismus. Nach gängigen Indikatoren für internationale Vergleiche von Entwicklungsniveaus ist Nicaragua sehr weit davon entfernt, die Schwelle zum Entwicklungsstadium zu überschreiten. Im Gegenteil: sogar im Vergleich zu seinen mittelamerikanischen Nachbarländern, die noch Ende der 1970er Jahre vergleichbare Ausgangsbedingungen und Entwicklungsniveaus aufwiesen, fiel Nicaragua bis heute immer mehr zurück. Auf welchem Weg befindet Nicaragua heute – 5 Jahre nach Amtsantritt Ortegas und der FSLN? Wie entwicklungs- und zukunftsfähig sind die politischen und gesellschaftlichen Strukturen? Wie stark sind die Tendenzen zurück zur autoritären und autokratischen Vergangenheit? Das Buch gibt Einblicke in die politischen Prozesse, die aktuellen und auch historischen Rahmenbedingungen dieses Entwicklungslandes und analysiert dessen Standort innerhalb der linkspopulistischen Gesamtbewegung Lateinamerikas und deren zerstörerischer Auswirkung auf Demokratie und Rechtsstaat. ??

Nicaragua: The Imagining of a Nation

From Nineteenth-century Liberals to Twentieth-century Sandinistas
Author: Luciano Baracco
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 9780875863948
Category: History
Page: 177
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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"

Harvesting Change

Labor and Agrarian Reform in Nicaragua, 1979-1990
Author: Laura J. Enriquez
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807861278
Category: History
Page: 272
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One of the principal aims of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua was to end the exploitation of the rural poor. But its attempts to promote balanced economic development and redistribute agricultural resources created labor shortages that threatened the country's economic lifeline. New employment opportunities created through agrarian reform upset the delicate balance developed in pre-revolution years to meet the labor requirements of Nicaragua's two key crops, cotton and coffee. Laura Enriquez studied this problem extensively while working in Nicaragua between 1982 and 1989, and in Harvesting Change she provides a unique analysis of the dilemmas of reform in an agrarian society. Enriquez describes the traditional labor relations of Nicaragua's agroexport production and outlines their breakdown as agrarian reform advanced. She also assesses the alternatives adopted by the Sandinista government as it attempted to address the crisis. Her book is based on participant observation and on formal and informal interviews with a broad cross section of people involved in agricultural production, including officials involved in agrarian reform, planning, and labor; producers; workers; and representatives from associations of growers, workers, and peasants. By presenting agrarian reform in its broad social context, Enriquez makes and important contribution to our understanding of the problems associated with the transition to socialism in the Third World. Originally published in 1991. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Aufbruch nach Nicaragua

Deutsch-deutsche Solidarität im Systemwettstreit
Author: Erika Harzer,Willi Volks
Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag
ISBN: 3861535254
Category: History
Page: 248
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In Zeiten des Kalten Krieges reisten Tausende Engagierte aus der damaligen Bundesrepublik und der DDR nach Nicaragua. Sie wollten die sandinistische Revolution beim Aufbau einer sozial gerechten Gesellschaft unterstützen. Während die DDR-Führung die Solidarität mit Nicaragua zur Staatsdoktrin erklärte, stellte die Regierung der Bundesrepublik ihre staatliche Unterstützung ein. Als Gegengewicht bildeten sich zahlreiche Basisgruppen, die konkrete Hilfe vor Ort leisteten, wie auch in der DDR kirchliche Gruppen ihrer eigenen Wege gingen. Im vorliegenden Buch berichten Reisende aus Ost und West von ihren damaligen Beweggründen, nach Nicaragua zu gehen, von ihren teilweise exotischen Begegnungen mit den Deutschen aus dem jeweils anderen Land und den politischen Rivalitäten. Ausgewertet wurden erstmals auch die Überwachungsprotokolle der Staatssicherheit und geheime Unterlagen zur Militärkooperation. Abschließend stellen Solidaritätsgruppen ihr gegenwärtiges Engagement in Nicaragua vor und wird die heutige Situation im Land kommentiert.

Contra Terror in Nicaragua

Report of a Fact-finding Mission, September 1984-January 1985
Author: Reed Brody
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896083127
Category: Political Science
Page: 206
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A telling indictment of the U.S. policy of attempting to destabilize Nicaragua through a campaign of terror directed at its people.The testimony of the victims of contra attacks exposes the policy of torture, murder, rape, kidnapping, and random violence employed by the people Ronald Reagan describes as "the moral equals of our founding fathers".

Revolution and the Multiclass Coalition in Nicaragua


Author: Mark Everingham
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822974797
Category: History
Page: 218
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This book tells the intriguing story of the multi-class coalition that formed to overthrow Somoza's Nicaraguan government in July of 1979. Mark Everingham offers personal accounts from members of the elite class, to determine the factors that led them to join the popular class in support of the Sandinista uprising.

The Catholic Church and Politics in Nicaragua and Costa Rica


Author: Philip Williams
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822975424
Category: History
Page: 244
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Unlike most recent studies of the Catholic Church in Latin America, Philip J. Williams analyzes the Church in two very dissimilar political contexts-Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Despite the obvious differences, Williams argues that in both cases the Church has responded to social change in remarkably similar fashion. The efforts of progressive clergy to promote change in both countries have been largely blocked by Church hierarchy, fearful that such change will threaten the Church's influence in society.

Adventure Guide Nicaragua


Author: N.A
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: N.A
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Bursting with relevant and exciting information. --Booklist. Highly recommended. --Library Journal. The perfect companion for planning. --Rutgers Magazine. Color photos and maps throughout the guide. The author has lived in Nicaragua part-time for many years. Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, but tourists are only now beginning to discover it. As a result, the abundant beaches are uncrowded and the rainforests are filled with wildlife including 700 species of birds, white faced capuchin monkeys, spider monkeys, and howler monkeys . Central America s largest lake, Lago de Nicaragua, is here and Granada, the oldest Spanish city in the continental Americas, with the earliest colonial buildings. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Caribbean Sea on the east. The Pacific Lowlands region, which includes the cities of Managua, Le n, Granada, and San Juan del Sur, is the most-visited area of the country. This region consists of expansive plains dotted with some 40 volcanoes. Local markets and festivals offer glimpses into traditional rural life. Artisan communities can be visited around the country, and the author shows you how. Nicaragua is known for its unique pottery, hammocks, Primitivist paintings and wood carvings. It is often possible to meet the artisans themselves. All the local foods and where to get them are detailed, from vigorones (beans, rice, cabbage salad, and pork, steamed in a banana leaf), to sweet fried plantains, and tamales, coco bread, and plentiful fresh seafood. Many huge coffee plantations are here where you can visit and stay. We learn all the details. Explore the jungles, climb the many volcanoes, swim in the craters, scuba and snorkel the reefs of the Caribbean or the Pacific coast, fish for tarpon. Every adventure is covered where to do it and how. Visit some of the more than 300 islands offshore that make up Las Isletas. Or try snorkeling, diving, fishing, and relaxing on the spectacular white sand beaches the Corn Islands . The recommended places to stay and eat in each price range are thoroughly covered, based on personal visits and in most cases illustrated with photos. Print edition is 520 pages.

Life is Hard

Machismo, Danger, and the Intimacy of Power in Nicaragua
Author: Roger N. Lancaster
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520915527
Category: Social Science
Page: 340
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"Rambo took the barrios by storm: Spanish videotapes of the movie were widely available, and nearly all the boys and young men had seen it, usually on the VCRs of their family's more affluent friends. . . . As one young Sandinista commented, 'Rambo is like the Nicaraguan soldier. He's a superman. And if the United States invades, we'll cut the marines down like Rambo did.' And then he mimicked Rambo's famous war howl and mimed his arc of machine gun fire. We both laughed."—from the book There is a Nicaragua that Americans have rarely seen or heard about, a nation of jarring political paradoxes and staggering social and cultural flux. In this Nicaragua, the culture of machismo still governs most relationships, insidious racism belies official declarations of ethnic harmony, sexual relationships between men differ starkly from American conceptions of homosexuality, and fascination with all things American is rampant. Roger Lancaster reveals the enduring character of Nicaraguan society as he records the experiences of three families and their community through times of war, hyperinflation, dire shortages, and political turmoil. Life is hard for the inhabitants of working class barrios like Doña Flora, who expects little from men and who has reared her four children with the help of a constant female companion; and life is hard for Miguel, undersized and vulnerable, stigmatized as a cochón—a "faggot"—until he learned to fight back against his brutalizers. Through candid discussions with young and old Nicaraguans, men and women, Lancaster constructs an account of the successes and failures of the 1979 Sandinista Revolution, documenting the effects of war and embargo on the cultural and economic fabric of Nicaraguan society. He tracks the break up of families, surveys informal networks that allow female-headed households to survive, explores the gradual transformation of the culture of machismo, and reveals a world where heroic efforts have been stymied and the best hopes deferred. This vast chronicle is sustained by a rich theoretical interpretation of the meanings of ideology, power, and the family in a revolutionary setting. Played out against a backdrop of political travail and social dislocation, this work is a story of survival and resistance but also of humor and happiness. Roger Lancaster shows us that life is hard, but then too, life goes on.