2-11 - Stephen Kinzer-Blood of Brothers 100 cordobas for an...

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Stephen Kinzer-Blood of Brothers 100 cordobas for an apple. Kinzer gives the boy some apples and the boy gives them away? One of his saddest moments in Nicaragua. Living in a situation in which the basic staples of daily life are missing. Cooking oil. Meat. Milk. Eggs. Guillermo the driver who is more than a driver. An intermediary. Omar Cabezas is coming for dinner with Stephen Kinzer. Cabezas one of the most flamboyant revolutionary leaders. Why the scarcity of commodities? Government has a monopoly on eggs. Strange embargo with the United States. Government sets fixed prices on domestic goods. Socialists. State Working against an extremely unequal society The Somozas have so much power they could have transformed the nation. System they have replaced is economically inefficient, morally corrupt Sandinistas did offer healthcare and education Sandinistas figured they would have a pretty long struggle against the Guardia The Guardia was loyal less to a nation than to a clan: Somozistas, sapos
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