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Three Faces of Irony: Domesticating Revolution in Central America

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John Peeler

Bucknell University
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Abstract

El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, in spite of having been the epicenters of the Central American crisis of the 1980s, have made transitions to electoral democracy while consistently denying their major leftist parties control of their governments—until, at last, the Sandinista former president of Nicaragua finally returned to the presidency with a minority vote in November 2006. This article contends that, in distinct ways and for distinct reasons, the Left has ceased to be a serious revolutionary threat in any of these three countries.
How to Cite: Peeler, J., (2007). Three Faces of Irony: Domesticating Revolution in Central America. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies. 20(1), pp.14–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/63
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Published on 01 Jan 2007.
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