Hands off Nicaragua!


A homemade poster protesting US aid to the Contras in Nicaragua. The United States government supported the Contras, right wing groups that opposed the Socialist Sandinista Junta of National Reconstruction Government. The Sandinistas were viewed as an economic and security threat to the United States. The contras downplayed various human rights violations and use of terrorist tactics especially during the Reagan Administration. Congress banned further support of the Contras, but the Reagan administration continued aid through what is now known as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Referenced: Reagan, Ronald Wilson

Location: Currently not on view

Referenced: Nicaragua

General Subject Association: Protest and Civil DisobedienceHistory, Reform Movements, Black, Civil RightsLatin AmericaCentral America


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, Princeton Posters


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Credit Line: Harold W. Ellis

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.0545.11Accession Number: 1983.0545Catalog Number: 1983.0545.11

Object Name: Poster

Physical Description: paper (overall material)red, white, blue, yellow (overall color)Measurements: overall: 20 in x 14 in; 50.8 cm x 35.56 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-84c4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_531772

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