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    The CIA’s Shadow: Contras, Drugs and Lies By the mid-80s, a series of official and journalistic investigations that assured the involvement of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with the Nicaraguan Contra and cocaine trafficking, came to light. This studies claimed that the government of Ronald Reagan, US President at the time, had illegally helped an army of counterrevolutionary mercenaries in Central America. However, and despite the conclusive evidence, the intelligence service executed a number of ruses to clear its name and even to victimize itself due to the "false accusations" (Ruiz, 2014). Firstly, and to fully understand the conflict, it is necessary to know that The Contras were a clandestine army of the CIA formed in 1981 who…

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    The Iran-Contra Affair

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    The Iran-Contra Affair, of 1986, quickly made the headlines in newspapers worldwide. The sale of arms to Iran that were to improve U.S. influence in Middle Eastern countries would become more than just that. The Iran-Contra Affair portrays how President Reagan and other politicians had broken their oath by giving into negotiation with terrorists and breaking other laws. There were many nations involved in this affair. The main ones were the United States, Iran, and Nicaragua (Weiss et…

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    dominated what passed for national political debate… he had more pervasive impact on the country than anyone since Franklin D. Roosevelt” (Reagan 1). So when Reagan began supporting the Contras during the Nicaraguan Civil War it was a major political topic. The civil war in Nicaragua became a personal mission for Reagan. Reagan saw the Contras as freedom fighters that wanted democracy and did anything in his power, legally or illegally, to keep them from losing the fight. Faced with the problem…

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    to help the Muljaheddin, Islamic guerilla fighters but even after the combined forces drove out the Soviet presence, the the Muljaheddin continued to use U.S. troops. A similar problem happened in Angola; the United States the U.S. gave military support to the UNITA movement, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola. The leader of UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, was grateful for the U.S. troops, but he continued to fight even after the Cuban forces withdrew. In addition, the biggest blunder…

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    Most of the fighting took place along the borders of Nicaragua and Honduras. In the Nicaraguan revolution, Honduras was transformed into a staging ground for covert operations. The U.S. poured military aid and advisors into the Honduran army and set up base camps for the Contras—a right-wing paramilitary force cultivated by the U.S. to overthrow the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. The United States viewed Honduras as the logical point from which to intervene in these two conflicts. In the early…

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    Nicaraguan Guerilla War

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    The Cold War was affected by several countries at the time. Sometimes affected positively, other times negatively. Nicaragua was one of the countries that affected the Cold war because they were a communist country, and the people of Nicaragua did not know that communism was bad. When the U.S marines came to Nicaragua, the Contra War erupted, and a guerilla war was formed were few of the many events that affected the cold war. Nicaragua affected the Cold War positively because the the Guerrilla…

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    National Literacy Crusade

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    A half decade after the conclusion of the National Literacy Crusade, Deborah Brandt composed an analysis on the history of Sandinista education entitled, “Popular Education” in Nicaragua: The First Five Years (1985, edited by Thomas W. Walker). Brandt argued the symbiotic relationship between the militia members of the Sandinista National Liberation Front or the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) and the historically disenfranchised rural peasants through popular education…

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    A contra- indication is a condition that indicates the fact that you cannot complete a procedure at all or to its full extent. A contra- indication can prevent or restrict the application of makeup and prosthetics. Before beginning any application of prosthetics, it is essential that the clients’ skin is visually assessed for any contra- indications. If a contra- indication is present then you need to assess whether the contra- indication prevents the application completely or just restrict…

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    Desaparecer On May 30, 1498, conquistador and explorer Christopher Columbus set sail on his third voyage to the New World. After his first two voyages around the Caribbean, the adventurer finally set foot in what would today be modern-day Venezuela. These first steps into the New World would forever change South America culturally, historically and economically. Today, due to the historical prevalence of their previous European colonizers, South America has begun to develop into a growing…

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    The construction of the Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic Canal raises several controversial social, environmental, political, and geoeconomic concerns for Nicaragua, its people, and the international community. Opponents are concerned about the potential for irreversible environmental damage, the disruption of indigenous communities, and the involvement of a private Chinese company that was given the 50-year concession to build and operate the canal. Proponents cite the canal as the only viable option…

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