Sandinista National Liberation Front

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  • Joan Didion In El Salvador Analysis

    Her essay, In El Salvador, published in The New York Review of Books, helped carry the message of desperate South American politics into the public eye. While these were positive influences that brought necessary media attention to the West, I find that Joan Didion was unable to fully experience the grittiness and disorder on her two week trip to El Salvador, unlike Unferth who spent months there joining and becoming a “Sandinista” herself. Both of their experiences are completely different but have similar themes such as scorched villages, corpses on the ground and the fixation of the United States capitalistic…

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  • Nicaraguan Revolution Essay

    understand how Honduras was involved in the Nicaraguan Revolution, research has been done to investigate: the involvement of other countries in Honduras, The military tactics between the borders of Nicaragua and Honduras, and the public opinion concerning Honduras involvement in the Nicaraguan Revolution. The main sources for this investigation are Inside Nicaragua, Young People’s Dreams and Fears by Rita Golden Gelman, a woman who lived in Nicaragua and tells the story of the revolution from…

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  • Nicaraguan Guerilla War

    Augusto C. Sandino led this Guerilla war and organized the Ejército Defensor de la Soberanía Nacional de Nicaragua (EDSNN-Army in Defense of the National Sovereignty of Nicaragua) (Grossman). This was considered a guerrilla war because the citizens of Nicaragua were trying to fight the U.S Marines who were big authorities. During this time, the US marines tried capturing Sandino but failed. The Marines decided to leave after their mission was unsuccessful. The Guerrilla War affected the Cold War…

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  • Obedience And Disobedience Analysis

    popular Sandinista movement that intended to create a socialist economy. The Reagan administration believed that it was necessary to fight the Sandinista forces because their revolution was considered a communist threat. Consequently, the CIA organized a counter-revolutionary force called the contras to wage a secret war against the Sandinistas, who were in power. After information about the Reagan administration’s actions in Nicaragua was leaked, “...Congress, responding perhaps to public…

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  • Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic Canal Analysis

    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 necessarily opposed to the U.S. (Gardini and…

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  • Ronald Reagan's Contras During The Civil War In Nicaragua

    “Ronald Reagan owned the first eight years of the 1980’s. He set the national agenda, defined most of the terms of the national dialogue, and 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…

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  • Cold War Latin America

    There was also a Nicaraguan Revolution, which marked a significant period in Nicaraguan history. Because of the revolution, the country was revealed as one of the major war battlegrounds of the Cold War. During these periods, the FSLN, a Leftist collection of political parties, and the Contras, a rightist collection of counter-revolutionary groups, received large amounts of aid from the Soviet Union and the United States. This allowed both parties to grow financially. The Sandinista government…

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  • The Difference Between Animal Welfare And Animal Rights

    (Geer, p.5). Animal rights activists believe that animals are conscious beings and should be treated as such not as machines and that all organizations that use animals for personal or any kind of human benefit should be shut down (Geer, p.3). Animal welfare activists have more of a make animals suffer less approach. They promote kindness and try to prevent cruelty. They try to make animals suffering as little as possible in industries that use animals for human entertainment or benefit, and…

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  • Reasons Against Animal Testing

    Despite having very similar biology, there are still subtle differences which mean animals are not subject to many of the diseases that we get, such as various types of cancer, AIDS and Parkinson’s disease. “We have cured mice of cancer for decades- and it simply didn’t work in humans” was a statement made by Richard Klasuner, director of the National Cancer Institute (Cimons 1998) , it reveals how ineffective animal testing can be. Cancer is one of the most concerning diseases in the society…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

    Animal testing is inhumane and neglects animals’ rights. While animal testing is vile and does not uphold animal rights, it is necessary for medical research. We shouldn't pause medical research because activists feel bad for an overpopulated species. In “Using Animals For Testing: Pros Versus Cons” ,Ian Murnaghan, a medical writer, elucidates his “Personal Choice” saying, “ While there are numerous pros and cons of animal testing, ethical aspect overshadows both of them, which means that…

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