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U.S. Occupation 1909-1933

The United States choice of Panama for the site of a the canal catalyst for the United States Occupation. President Zelaya was angered by the choice and made negotiations with Germany and Japan for a competing canal in Nicaragua. Once … Continue reading

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Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN)

While many Nicaraguans opposed the dictatorship, the Somoza family ruled Nicaragua from 1934 to 1979.  In 1961 a small group of Nicaraguans formed a new organization which they named after Sandino, the Sandinista Front of National Liberation, and began a … Continue reading

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Role of Women

Throughout the history of Nicaragua it was afflicted by a series of conflicts, civil wars, revolutions, and foreign interventions. Nicaraguan women always drawn into these conflicts as collaborators, combatants, and victims. Many Nicaraguan women actively participated in the early Sandinista … Continue reading

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