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Hollywood. Empire | Under the Shadow, Bonus Episode

In the late 1980s, British film director Alex Cox spent several months in Nicaragua filming Walker, a movie about the U.S. filibuster who invaded and took over the country in the mid-1800s. As Cox puts it, he was trying to make “a revolutionary film in a revolutionary context.” That did not go over well in […]

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Nicaragua, 1980s. Contra War | Under the Shadow, Episode 10, Part 2

In the early 1980s, U.S. President Ronald Reagan launched a covert war to destroy the fledgling Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. It was brutal: Paramilitary war, CIA attacks, economic blockade, and more. It would wreak havoc on the country, killing tens of thousands and ravaging the economy. But an international solidarity movement stood up in response. […]

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Nicaragua, 1980s. Revolution | Under the Shadow, Episode 10, Part 1

The 1979 Nicaraguan revolution that overthrew a brutal U.S.-backed dictator ushered in a wave of hope in the Central American country. The new Sandinista government launched literacy and healthcare campaigns, carried out land reform and promised to improving the lives of all. But the United States, under president Ronald Reagan, feared the dominos would fall […]

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Nicaragua. Sandino | Under the Shadow, Episode 9

In 1912, the United States invaded Nicaragua and began what would become the longest US occupation in Latin American history. The occupation would birth both a dictatorship and one of Latin America’s most important revolutionary heroes: Augusto Sandino. Sandino would wage a six-year-long guerrilla insurgency to rid Nicaragua of the US Marines. And he would […]

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Nicaragua, William Walker | Under the Shadow, Episode 8

William Walker was a journalist, lawyer and physician from Nashville, Tennessee, who in 1855 invaded Nicaragua with a few dozen troops and conquered the country. At the time, he was one of thousands of private US citizens who had their sights set on taking over foreign nations, all in the name of Manifest Destiny. In […]

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Nicaragua Sues Germany at Int’l Court of Justice to Halt Weapons to a “Genocidal” Israel

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Nicaragua’s opposition online newspaper, La Prensa , reported Monday that proceedings began at the International Court of Justice in Managua’s complaint against Germany for abetting Israeli genocide against the Palestinians of Gaza with its weapons shipments. Nearly half of arms shipments to Israel during the past six months have come […]

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Nicaragua Hits Germany With ICJ Case for Aiding Israel in Gaza Genocide

Palestinians children burn tires in protest against the rising prices of food and supplies due to shortages, in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 28, 2024 (Shutterstock) By Jessica Corbett / Common Dreams Nicaragua on Friday launched a case against Germany at the International Court of Justice, accusing the nation responsible for […]