Contras

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Contras

Nicaraguan right-wing exiles conducting a guerrilla campaign against the Sandinista government 1979–90 with covert arms supplies from US.
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Noun1.Contras - a Nicaraguan counterrevolutionary guerrilla force from 1979 to 1990; it opposed a left-wing government, with support from the United States
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Meanwhile, a disgruntled CIA operative is about to launch his own dodgy operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras and a Mexican wrestler finds himself caught up in the power struggles within a crime family.
Meanwhile, a disgruntled CIA operative is about to launch his own dodgy operation to fund the Nicaraguan Contras, and a Mexican wrestler finds himself caught up in the power struggles within a crime family.
The free film will be followed by a Q&A with Brian, a Vietnam War veteran whose legs were severed in 1987 when he tried to stop a train from shipping weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras. Sponsored by Al-Nakba Awareness Project, WAND and Veterans for Peace.
ICIJ notes that Azima's aircraft leasing firm gave him access to a Boeing 707 cargo jet, which he allegedly lent to the CIA to send weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras. It reports that Azima denies that.
KILL THE MESSENGER (15) Starring: Jeremy Renner, Paz Vega, Michael K Williams, Andy Garcia Director: Michael Cuesta Duration: 112 A CRUSADING journalist faces a barrage of personal attacks as he uncovers links between the CIA and Nicaraguan Contras in this taut thriller, based on the rise and fall of a real-life investigative reporter.
KILL THE MESSENGER (15) Starring: Director: Duration: 112 A CRUSADING journalist faces a barrage of personal attacks as he uncovers links between the CIA and Nicaraguan Contras in this taut thriller, based on the rise and fall of a real-life investigative reporter.
With the backing of his newspaper, he goes down to Nicaragua, where he interviews an exuberant drug lord (Andy Garcia), who gives him jaw-dropping details, while practicing his golf swing in the prison yard: The CIA raised money to back the Nicaraguan Contras by selling cocaine and crack in American cities.
When he emerges, he pens the Mercury News' three-part 1996 expose "Dark Alliance," which alleges that Nicaraguan Contras (trained and supported by the CIA to fight the country's socialist government) were funded by the traffickers directly responsible for the explosion of crack cocaine in America's inner cities.
Creating an unprecedented crack cocaine selling dynasty, Ross purchased cocaine from top Nicaraguan drug traffickers, which in turn financially supported the Nicaraguan Contras fight against communism in Nicaragua, while the U.S.
Notably absent, perhaps unsurprisingly, are any groups that have served as adjuncts of US policy, such as the Nicaraguan Contras or the anti-Castro Cuban groups operating out of Miami.
The other two communities, the Maryknoll sisters and Benedictine monks of the Weston Priory, were not as single-minded or as obviously successful as the Jesuits in lobbying, respectively, for the end to military aid to Nicaraguan contras or for new economic policies toward Mexico.
What a long way Ron has come since the 1980's, when he was supportive of the Nicaraguan Contras and prone to panic over whatever shenanigans the ramshackle Soviet Empire was up to.