Ivan McLaughlin – A New World, A New American Foreign Policy: The Carter Administration and the Nicaraguan Revolution

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.

 

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I am a PhD candidate in the School of English, whose research focuses on the effect the urban environment and the cityscape has on the behaviour of marginalised characters in the novels from the Twentieth Century.
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One Response to Ivan McLaughlin – A New World, A New American Foreign Policy: The Carter Administration and the Nicaraguan Revolution

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