Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Elections elsewhere

We weren't the only country to have elections this week, Nicaragua voted on Monday. With the latest election results (available online in Spanish), it appears that Daniel Ortega has won the presidency. Does that name sound familiar? It's not a surprise, in the 1980's the Contras worked against the Ortega government in Nicaragua with support from the CIA. Interested in learning more about US-Nicaragua policy? The Digital National Security database (available to CU users) has a set of declassified material entitled "Nicaragua: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1978-1990." For those of you who don't know anything about the Contras in Nicaragua, check out the essay for this collection.

Want to learn more about Nicaragua? Check out the library's country page.

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