American Policy in Nicaragua

Archive Report

A legation guard of 100 American marines, stationed at Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, since 1912, was withdrawn by the United States August 3, 1925. Notice of the intention to withdraw this force had been given eight months before, but at the request of the Nicaraguan government the marines had been allowed to remain until the new Coalition administration, chosen in 1924 under a reformed electoral law, had been installed and was successfully functioning.

The departure of the marines was the signal for a resumption of political intrigues in Nicaragua, which resulted, within six months, in bringing the Conservatives into full control of the government. Juan Sacasa, the Liberal vice-president, was impeached and banished from the country; Carlos Solorzano, the president, was induced to resign, ...

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