The Guerrilla Wars of Central America (Pt. 1) - Nicaragua
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Comrade Adam and Comrade Commissar Don tackle a hugely complex and fascinating topic this week and next: the guerrilla movements and insurgencies that were exploding all in Central America from the 1970's to the early 1990's.

As an introduction into this vast historical landscape, we read through Saul Landau's 1993 book, The Guerrilla Wars of Central America. In Part 1, we provide a general overview of the book, Landau's approach in telling the history, and come critical points to consider in journalistic histories of guerrilla movements. After that, Comrade Adam takes the lead on talking through the Sandinista movement and guerrilla warfare in Nicaragua up to the late 1980's.

Intro Music: "Guerrilla Radio" by Rage Against the Machine

Further Reading/Citations

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