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NCJ Number: 76495 Find in a Library
Title: Analysis of the Situation and Tasks of the Popular Sandinist Revolution (From Clandestine Tactics and Technology - A Technical and Background Information Data Service, Volume 6 - See NCJ-77153)
Corporate Author: LNational Directorate of Sandinist Front of National Liberation
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
LNational Directorate of Sandinist Front of National Liberation
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The political, military, economic, and international strategies of the Popular Sandinist Revolution subsequent to the fall of Nicaragua's Somoza regime are presented, as declared at the First National Assembly of Cadres of the Sandinist Front of National Liberation (FSLN) in September, 1979.
Abstract: In the Government of Reconstruction, the FSLN exercises the control of power in the name of the workers and the other oppressed sectors. Despite the resounding victory over the dictatorship of Somoza, however, the Sandinist movement has not acted radically on behalf of workers and peasants, because political expediency dictates that more favorable conditions be created for the revolution; political, economic, and military consolidation must be achieved before major revolutionary reforms can be undertaken. Economic policies will build upon that already undertaken: (1) the expropriation of the property of Somoza and the Somocists, (2) the nationalization of the banks, (3) the creation of the Institute of Agrarian Reform, (4) the expropriation of uncultivated lands, and (5) the creation of the Ministry of Foreign Commerce. Economic policy will essentially ensure that the Nation's economy is under the control of the State acting on behalf of the masses, rather than being tied to foreign capitalists or a Nicaraguan middle class acting for profit. Efforts will be made to strengthen and educate the Popular Sandinist Army, taking care to maintain its faithfulness to the masses and the revolution led by the FSLN. International policy will be directed to the support of friendly countries and organizations and the neutralization of reactionary elements.
Index Term(s): Economic planning; Long range planning; Nicaragua; Policy; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Socialism; US Armed Forces
Note: Presented by the National Directorate of Sandinist Front of National Liberation at the Assembly of Cadres, Managua, Nicaragua, September 21, 22, 23, 1979.
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