Central America: The Escalating War of Words

Nicaragua launches a rhetorical counterattack against the U.S.

Easter Week is a major holiday throughout Latin America. But in revolutionary Nicaragua there were a few differences in the seasonal festivities. The Sandinista government announced that it would ban all radio broadcasts of Easter Masses unless the regime could censor pastoral sermons. Then, as half the country prepared to flock to the beach after their religious observances, the others girded for war.

While there were reports of fighting in the area near the border with Honduras, much of the struggle seemed to be a battle...

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