Nicaragua under the presidency of Violetta Chamorro (1990-1996)

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Sandinistas Face the Future
By William I. Robinson, CrossRoads magazine. Deepening crisis in the Sandanista movement after its electoral defeat in 1990 by US-sponsored coalition of traditional elite.
Nicaraguan President Vetoes New Labor Code Provisions
Weekly News Update on the Americas, no.261, 29 January 1995. Chamorro informed the National Assembly that she was vetoing 49 of 415 articles of the new Labor Code recently passed by the Assembly.
Review of The Undermining of the Sandinista Revolution by Gary Prevost and Harry E. Vanden (eds.), Macmillan Press, 1997
Violeta Chamorro was elected president of Nicaragua in 1990, defeating the Sandinistas who had ruled since 1979. This collection examines what remained of the Sandinista project after six years of Chamorro's rule.
Sandinista Interviews (December, 1994)
From the NACLA Report on the Americas. From end of 1994 an emerging split within Sandinistas between Democratic Left (ID), associated with former President Ortega, and the Movement for the Renovation of Sandinismo (MRS), associated with former Vice-President Sergio Ramirez.
US Policy Threatens Nicaragua Property Settlement
By Chuck Kaufman and Lisa Zimmerman, Nicaragua Network Education Fund. Retroactive US citizenship rights have were granted to Latin Americans since the passage of the Helms-Gonzalez amendment to the 1994 Foreign Assistance Act. That amendment was intended to force Nicaragua to return to former owners properties confiscated by the Sandinista government in the 1980's. That amendment now threatens resolution of Nicaragua's vexing property problem.
FSLN prepares for Nicaraguan elections
By Tyrion Perkins, Green Left Weekly, 3 September 1995. Sandinistas try to learn from their defeat in 1990 and prepare for the National elections in November 1996. Five years of neo-liberal policies have left Nicaragua 60% unemployment, 80% poverty and increasing illiteracy; an increase in family break-up, crime and drug addiction which depoliticizes much of the population. The FSLN is working to turn this around.
FSLN holds primary elections
Weekly News Update on the Americas, 25 February 1996. On February 18, the primary poll of the leftist FSLN. The election open to all Nicaraguans regardless of party affiliation. The number of voters larger than expected, with a large turnout of non-FSLN members.
More violence in northern Nicaragua
Weekly News Update on the Americas, 25 February 1996. Political partisan conflict. Activists from a party called Arriba Nicaragua (Up With Nicaragua) were killed by a group of armed bands, although probably not politically motivated.