Category Archives: Sandinista

Benjamin Ernest “Ben” Linder

Benjamin Ernest “Ben” Linder (July 7, 1959 – April 28, 1987), was an American engineer. While working on a small hydroelectric dam in rural northern Nicaragua Linder was killed by the Contras, a loose confederation of rebel groups funded by the U.S. government. Coming at a time when … Continue reading

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National Endowment for Democracy

The National Endowment for Democracy. The idea was that the NED would do somewhat overtly what the CIA had been doing covertly for decades – and thus eliminate the stigma associated with CIA covert activities. Thus, it was in 1983, … Continue reading

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