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The Sandinista Revolution and Post-Conflict Development--Key Issues

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  • Kagami, Mitsuhiro
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    Following Daniel Ortega's victory in the presidential election held in November 2006, Nicaragua has been undergoing a transition from a democratic to authoritarian system. In the 1980s, Ortega served as President of the Sandinista government and implemented a Cuban-type socialist system, but the system failed and democracy was established during 1990-2007. Considering this failure, why did Ortega succeed in taking power again? This paper provides a brief history of modern Nicaragua and gives some insights into the twists of Latin American politics. The paper was prepared for the international seminar on Helping Failed States Recover: The Role of Business in Promoting Stability and Development, organized by the University of Kansas Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), held on April 4-6, 2007 in Lawrence. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author. All mistakes and/or errors are entirely the author's responsibility.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 119.

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    Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 119. 2007.8
    Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper119

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    Keywords: Daniel Ortega; Violeta Chamorro; Enrique Bolanos; Hugo Chavez; Sandinista; Contra; Post-conflict recovery; Neo-liberal; Caudillo; Extreme poverty; Illiteracy rate; Nicaragua; Internal politics; Political parties; Democracy; Economic conditions;

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