Nicaragua and the legacy of the Vietnam War during Jimmy Carter’s presidency. Vietnam syndrome influenced Carter admin to pursue a non-intervetionist policy. Carter wanted economic diplomacy with Nicaragua, while the CIA argued for aggressive economic sanctions, and to pursue all means of diminishing Cuba’s influence in Latin America.
Carter promoted “Global human rights.” A kind of American universalism.
Pedro Jaoquin Chamorro, editor of Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa was murdered. U.S. deos not intervene.
National Palace take-over, August 1978. Samosa’s regime.
U.S. led mediation process was seen as too dependant on Latin American cooperation.