A Faustian Bargain: U.s. Intervention In The Nicaraguan Elections And American Foreign Policy In The Post-cold War Era

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Routledge, Apr 8, 2019 - Political Science - 322 pages
A penetrating analysis of the controversial U.S. role in the 1990 Nicaraguan elections-the most closely monitored in history-this book exposes the intervention in the electoral process of a sovereign nation by the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, the National Endowment for Democracy, and private U.S.-based organizations. Robins


The New Intervention
Nicaragua from Carter to Reagan to Bush
Creating a Political Opposition
Consolidating a Civic Opposition Front
The International Network
The CIA Public Relations Secret Relations and Multiple Money Pots
The Making of a Faustian Bargain
LowIntensity Democracies?
Postelectoral U S Intervention
Elections Intervention and RevolutionA Sandinista
Old Habits New Opportunities in Nicaragua
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William I. Robinson, a former investigative journalist, is a research associate at the Center for International Studies in Managua and a news analyst for the Latin America Data Base at the University of New Mexico, He is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American studies at the University of New Mexico. Robinson is coauthor, with Kent Norsworthy, of David and Goliath: The U.S. War Against Nicaragua, which won the 1987 Gustavus Myers Book Award for outstanding scholarship in the study of human rights and intolerance in the United States.

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