Separating Facts from Fiction

The Work of the Tripartite Commission in Nicaragua

Since the inauguration of Pres. Chamorro in 1990, Nicaragua has been the scene of significant political turmoil and political violence, including violent strikes, destruction of property, politically- inspired kidnappings and the assassination of political figures. Police investigations were marked by irregularities and no suspects have been identified or detained. However, the most dramatic development was a wave of uprisings against the government by former members of the armed opposition or contras and by groups of former Sandinista army officers alleging the government’s failure to deliver on promises of land, credit, housing and other benefits promised earlier.

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