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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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.
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.
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.
would resupply Israel in exchange for monetary payments that would fund the Nicaraguan Contras fighting to defeat the communist regime in their country.
In Illinois, conservative "Contra Cafe" hawks beans from former Nicaraguan Contras (slogan: "Wake Up With Freedom Fighters
Saves embarrassing situations such as befriending American presidents who bankrolled bin Laden in the 80s along with the Nicaraguan Contras.
He was the largest single private donor to the murderous Nicaraguan Contras and to Guatemala's death squad dictators.
arms to regimes and movements too unpopular to grant direct and open military assistance--apartheid in South Africa, the Islamic Republic in Iran, the military junta in Guatemala, and the Nicaraguan Contras.
This news followed the suicide, at age 49, of Gary Webb, whose series "Dark Alliance" for the San Jose Mercury News connected the CIA and the Nicaraguan contras to the emergence of a crack-cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles.