Keeping Hope Alive in Nicaragua

Authors

  • Joseph E. Mulligan, S. J.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-043-08-1992-01_2

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Abstract

They may be able to kill all the flowers, but they will never hold back the spring. - Pablo Neruda. The Nicaraguan people lost 50,000 lives in the struggle against the Somoza dictatorship and 30,000 (on both sides) in the contra war. The U.S. government mined their harbors, embargoed their economy, pressured lending institutions to cut off their credit, trained the contras, sent combat troops into neighboring Honduras, and got the Honduran air force to bomb Nicaraguan territory.

Published

1992-01-02

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Articles