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Ever since the earthquake the country had been placed under a state of seige. Our constitutional rights were suspended. Nobody protested, mainly because we had already been living like that long before it was officially declared.

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Gioconda Belli

With time, the Revolution's stance grew more and more rigid. Powerful economic groups and the extremist Left began to challenge the revolutionary reforms-- the former because their own interests were being threatened, and the latter because their extremist demands were not being met. But their criticism was not met with an open mind. It was hard to forget previous Latin American experiences, like Chile in 1973, where leniency had ended in a bloo...
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