FSLN Flag

Title

FSLN Flag

Subject

Anti-Colonialism

Description

The Sandinista National Liberation Front is a Democratic Socialist political party and movement in Nicaragua named after Augusto Cesar Sandino, who led the opposition struggle against the U.S. occupation of Nicaragua in the 1930s. When the Sandinistas took power in the late-1970s, the United States, particularly the administration of Ronald Reagan, worked to undermine the regime as a part of a broader military interventionist policy against Latin America in the 1980s. The Reagan Administration funded and helped train the Contras, which sought to disrupt economic development and social programs in Nicaragua and overthrow the Sandinistas. After the U.S. Congress outlawed arms sales to the Contras, the Reagan Administration illegally continued the funding, resulting in the largest of many scandals during the Reagan years.

Creator

FSLN

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. 1980s

Format

flag

Collection

Citation

FSLN, “FSLN Flag,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 28, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/71.

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