Regions / Nicaragua
A proposed canal in Nicaragua, built by China, is a tangible signal that the United States can't set the terms of the world economy forever.
Attitudes toward democracy are on the decline in Latin America, and U.S. foreign policy isn't helping.
Invading Nicaragua for its transgressions against Costa Rica is a little, uh, premature.
In what seems like a case of Cold War blues, U.S. officials had unsuccessfully attempted to sway the elections in favor of Mr. Ortega's opponents. The meddling backfired, however.
U.S.-Nicaraguan relations have been rocky ever since the end of the U.S.-sponsored war against the Sandinista government.
Based on a year-long investigation, reporter Gary Webb wrote that during the 1980s the CIA helped finance its covert war against Nicaragua's leftist government through sales of cut-rate cocaine to South Central L.A. drug dealer, Ricky Ross.