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Introduction

  • Gary Prevost
  • Harry E. Vanden

Abstract

Like a distant region in Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Central America is often seen as an area bypassed by history — a backwater dominated by the production of bananas and coffee. And until recently, Nicaragua was seen as one of the most traditional of the Central American states. It was a land where macho dictators and their mercenary guard ruled over an unsophisticated populace who were little able to initiate change.

Keywords

Mass Organization Grassroots Organization Community Movement International Lending Revolutionary Process 
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Copyright information

© Gary Prevost and Harry E. Vanden 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary Prevost
    • 1
  • Harry E. Vanden
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceSt John’s UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Government and International Affairs, Caribbean and Latin American Studies CenterUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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