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Profile: Violeta Barrios de Chamorro


Positions that Violeta Barrios de Chamorro has held:

  • President of Nicaragua




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Violeta Barrios de Chamorro actively participated in the following events:


1901-1944      Guatemala

       Guatemala suffers under a succession of dictators all effectively belonging to the United Fruit Company (UFCO), which is exempt from taxes and exerts significant influence within the country. [Woodward, 1999; Gleijeses, 1991; Schlesinger, 1999;, n.d.]
People and organizations involved: Violeta Barrios de Chamorro

1990      Nicaragua

       Elections are held in Nicaragua, and the Sandinistas lose to US-backed Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, after the US spends $9 million on her election campaign including bribing Nicaraguans to vote for her. [Tiscali Encyclopedia, n.d.; Boston Globe, 10/20/1996; Wake-Up Magazine, n.d.]
People and organizations involved: Violeta Barrios de Chamorro

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