Talk:Contras

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Congress 'ban'[edit]

" After US support was banned by Congress"

I think the congress blocked funding which is by no means the same as banning support. The congress has not the power to ban support.

Jwalter (talk) 15:09, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

So, who won the war?[edit]

I was expecting the History section to tell me who won the war, but unless I missed it, it doesn't cover this. Even if the war is on-going, surely something has happened since 1987.


Short answer is the dictator Ortega won in long term. In the 80s the Contras won militarily which forced Ortega to negotiate and have more or less free elections in 1990 which he lost by a landslide. But that election was only a half victory because Ortega held on to the military and national police force so democracy never stood a chance. Through corruption, murder and a deal on abortion with Cardinal Obando y Bravo Ortega stole the 2006 election with 35% of the vote. All elections since have been accurately condemned as 100% fraudulent by US State Dept and international observers. Campesinos out of desperation have started re-arming and resisting but without outside support it is a desperate, quixotic struggle bordering on suicidal. I haven't visited this page in years, but I agree if the title is "Contras" it needs to cover from 1990 to present. One consolation is those years have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt who was persecuting the campesinos, and who WERE the campesinos. [1] Tiomono (talk) 18:24, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Please see WP:NOTFORUM. Vanamonde (talk) 02:12, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

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