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The Sandinistas first came to power battling an enemy. Then, after vanquishing the American-backed Somoza dictatorship, they almost immediately found themselves in a civil war with the American-backed Contras. From the organization’s foundation in the 60’s until 1989, they had … Continue reading
For much of my service I’ve been involved in an effort by the Peace Corps to bring same-sex couples to serve in Nicaragua. Since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act this became a legal possibility, and … Continue reading
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