9781566564380

In Focus Nicaragua a Guide to the People, Politics and Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9781566564380

  • ISBN10:

    1566564387

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-12-01
  • Publisher: Interlink Pub Group Inc

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Summary

Famed for its spectacular landscapes that range from glaciers to deserts, Chile is also home to a vibrant cultural life, exemplified by writers such as Pablo Neruda and Ariel Dorfman. Music, cinema, and handicrafts reflect the country's artistic diversity as well as its mixed ethnic traditions. Chile in Focus is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to Latin America's "success story." It explores the land and people, history and politics, society and culture, the economy, and includes the author's expert tips on must-see landmarks and historical sites.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Eye of the Storm 4(3)
History: Tyranny and Revolution
7(18)
Independence and American Intervention
10(4)
The Somoza Dictatorship
14(5)
The Revolution at War
19(3)
The Peace Process
22(3)
Politics: Revolution in Reverse
25(18)
The Sandinistas Divide
27(6)
Nicaragua's Strongman: Arnoldo Aleman
33(2)
Rolling Back Land Reform
35(3)
Civil Society and NGOs
38(5)
Economy: In Search of Recovery
43(15)
Debt
46(3)
Rising Cost of Living
49(2)
Nicaraguans in Exile
51(4)
Tourism
55(3)
Environment: The Power of Nature
58(15)
Hurricane Mitch
58(3)
The Advancing Agricultural Frontier
61(2)
El Nino
63(1)
Logging
64(7)
Cleaning Up Lake Managua
71(2)
Society: Culture of Resistance
73(14)
People of the Atlantic Coast
74(2)
Separate and Different
76(4)
Arts and Literature
80(3)
Sport
83(4)
Where to Go, What to See 87(3)
Tips for Travelers 90(2)
Addresses and Contacts 92(1)
Further Reading and Bookstores 93(1)
Facts and Figures 94

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