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Nicaragua: A Blueprint for Democracy

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Publication Date: January 1987

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Timothy Ashby

Topic: Politics (Political status)

Keywords: Latin American

Type: Report

Coverage: Nicaragua


The democratic aspirations of Nicaraguans have been suppressed by dictatorships of both left and right for most of their nation's history. Yet the chances for democracy's emergence in Nicaragua seem better now than ever before. With the tide in Latin America now running strongly in favor of democracy, Nicaragua could follow the example of Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, and other nations that have experienced a transition from military dictatorship to democratic rule.