Adam Jones is a professor of international studies at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City. He is the author of The Press in Transition: A Comparative Study of Nicaraqua, South Africa, Jordan, and Russia.
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Beyond the Barricades
Nicaragua and the Struggle for the Sandinista Press, 1979–1998
By Adam Jones
Throughout the 1980s, Barricada, the official daily newspaper of the ruling Sandinista Front, played the standard role of a party organ, seeking the mobilize the Nicaraguan public to support the revolutionary agenda. Beyond the Barricades, however, reveals a story that is both more intriguing and much more complex.