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Overview of the Enrique Bermúdez Varela papers, 1980-1990
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Description
Reports, memoranda, clippings, and other printed matter, relating to political conditions and civil war in Nicaragua.
Background
Bermúdez was the founder and for ten years the the top official military commander of the Fuerza Democrática Nicaragüense (FDN-Northern Front), also known as the contras. In that capacity he met with US president Ronald Reagan and other top officials, as did more overtly political leaders, including Alfonso Robelo, Adolfo Calero, and Arturo Cruz. The contras' target was the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN), or Sandinista, government.
Extent
5 manuscript boxes (2.0 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.