A Painful Struggle for Renewal
Against The Current vol. 87

Feeley, Dianne
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Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/07/2000
Year Published:  2000  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12843

Twenty-one years after the Sandinista National Liberation Front's triumph of July 1979, and ten years since the FSLN government lost power in an electoral upset, Nicaragua's political and economic picture is generally bleak. Widespread corruption, natural disasters made more catastrophic by social and environmental mismanagement, and a debilitating political pact between the top levels of the Liberal government (PLC) and the FSLN have sucked much of the life from the once vibrant popular movements. At the base, these movements are struggling for a renewal and reorientation.

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