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Profile: Violeta Barrios de Chamorro

Positions that Violeta Barrios de Chamorro has held:

  • President of Nicaragua

Violeta Barrios de Chamorro was a participant or observer in the following events:

1901-1944: Military Dictators Rule Guatemala

Guatemala suffers under a succession of dictators. During the period, the United Fruit Company (UFCO), which is exempt from taxes, exerts significant influence within the country. [Gleijeses, 1992; Woodward, 1999; Schlesinger and Kinzer, 1999]

Entity Tags: Violeta Barrios de Chamorro

Timeline Tags: US-Guatemala (1901-2002)

Elections are held in Nicaragua, and the Sandinistas lose to US-backed Violeta Barrios de Chamorro. The US spent millions in overt and covert dollars to consolidate and strengthen the opposition parties. [Latin American Studies Association Commission to Observe the 1990 Nicaraguan Election, 3/15/1990, pp. 24-26; Walker, 2003, pp. 57]

Entity Tags: Violeta Barrios de Chamorro

Timeline Tags: US-Nicaragua (1979-)

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