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Central America Aflame

Charles D. Ameringer

in The Socialist Impulse

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033099
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038124 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033099.003.0018
Central America Aflame

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This chapter discusses the period of armed insurrection after the radical 1960s, specifically in Central America. It is stated that although the region was dominated by authoritarian regimes, the ideas of Augusto César Sandino, Agustín Farabundo Martí, and Juan José Arévalo inspired dissent. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, on the other hand, provided the means. Out of all the countries in Central America, Nicaragua was the most agitated, having been aroused by Sandino. It looks at the Sandinista National Liberation Front, which was founded by Carlos Fonseca Amador. Amador had previously provided the link between Sandino's anarchism and the new Marxism that emerged from the Cuban Revolution.

Keywords: armed insurrection; 1960s; Central America; authoritarian regimes; Nicaragua; anarchism; new Marxism; Cuban Revolution; Sandinista

Chapter.  4826 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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