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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      US-Guatemala (1901-2002)

       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. [Schlesinger, 1999; Gleijeses, 1991; Woodward, 1999; Unitedfruit.org, n.d.]
People and organizations involved: Violeta Barrios de Chamorro
          

1990      US-Nicaragua (1979-1997)

       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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