Sandinista Headache

McLaughlin, John
October 1983
National Review;10/28/1983, Vol. 35 Issue 21, p1327
The article focuses on the economic problems facing the Nicaraguan government, as of October 1983. Aside from hard currency, the government needs to raise its food supply. Food rationing has been mandated all over the country. Inflation is high as well as the unemployment rate. The country's debt is rising with its interest unpaid. Although the Russians are injecting funds into the economy, this aid is only for a few big projects. The U.S. has also provided economic aid to the country, delivering $135 million from July 1979 to August 1983.


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