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Honduran president during US-funded ‘Contra’ war on Nicaragua dies

Roberto Suazo Cordova, president of Honduras during the US-financed "Contra" war against Nicaragua of the 1980s, died on Saturday, officials said. Suazo, who was president from 1982 to 1986, was being treated at a military hospital near Tegucigalpa for cardiac issues when he died, the...

On This Day: Reagan Announces Nicaragua Trade Embargo

On this day, on May 1, 1985, President Ronald Reagan banned trade with Nicaragua to try to undermine the Sandinista government which came to power in 1979. The embargo both forbade American products from entering Nicaragua (with exceptions for medicine and other humanitarian goods) and...

If The World Leaders Were Hipsters

Through the eyes of  Isreali  illustrator Amit Shimoni, we are able to see iconic leaders of our times as modern-day hipsters. “I often find myself thinking about the differences between these world’s greatest leaders, their beliefs and motivations, and our self-centered generation,” says Shimoni. “The...

‘Killing Reagan’ Airs in Costa Rica On NatGeo On Monday

Tim Matheson (as Ronald Reagan) and Cynthia Nixon (as Nancy Reagan) in Killing Reagan. (Photo Credit: National Geographic Channels/ Hopper Stone, SMPSP) The President wore a blue jacket, a white handkerchief peered out of his front pocket. With both hands he greeted those who shouted out...

How many U.S. Presidents have visited Costa Rica?

  According to Travels Abroad of the President, Office of the Historian, since 1928 only seven U.S. presidents have visited Costa Rica. They are: Herbert C. Hoover Good will trip. November 28, 1928 John F. Kennedy Attended Conference of Presidents of the Central American Republics. March 18–20, 1963 Lyndon B....

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