Anastasio Somoza Debayle

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  • The Campesino Movement In Nicaragua

    Between conservative governments backed by the U.S. Marines (1912-1925) and the Somoza family dictatorship (1936-1979), Nicaragua had a tumultuous political landscape for most of the twentieth century. Even the eleven years between the conservative governments and the authoritarian dynasty brought little respite. In fact, it was during the Liberal Constitutionalist Revolution (1926-1927) that Chinandega combusted, both figuratively and literally (307). In January 1937, Anastasio Somoza Garcia became president and was later succeeded by his sons, Luis Somoza Debayle and Anastasio Somoza Debayle, respectively. While in power, the Somoza dynasty struggled to earn the support of the campesinos, whose tensions with landowners (289), frustration…

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  • Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic Canal Analysis

    In the 1970’s, Nicaragua opted for a communist, guerrilla warfare path to confronting the Cold War. Given the long and painful history Nicaragua has with the United States - U.S. mercenary William Walker invaded and proclaimed himself president of Nicaragua from 1855 to 1858, the United States backed a 1909 rebellion that sparked a civil war, and a prolonged occupation of Nicaragua by U.S. Marines - it is not surprising that the nationalist and anti-imperialist revolutionary movement was…

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  • Hands On A Hardbody Play Analysis

    For approximately a month at the Tornabene Theatre, the Arizona Repertory Company had been showcasing Hands on Hardbody, a country rock musical about a several people trying to win a truck in a contest. This play’s book was written by Doug Wright, lyrics written by Amanda Green, and music done by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green. Thanks to the collaboration of the production team, the audience was able to experience a grueling contest in Longview, Texas of 1995. Presented by a special arrangement…

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  • Monroe Doctrine

    made two distinct mistakes which only furthered revolutionary fervor within the state. First, Anastasio Jr. in 1969 ordered the National Guard to trap and execute a handful of leaders of the FSLN. They were ultimately successful and killed five leaders who were Sandinist revolutionaries. By ordering this brutal execution of the revolutionary groups leaders Anastasio Jr. furthered the justification from those who either hated the regime or saw no benefits from it that the government was…

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