central american democracy
"Central American democracy is like a desert flower in a very parched land; fed by intermittent rainfall, it quickly blooms and dies. This is not true of Costa Rica and Belize, of course, and some would say it is not true of Nicaragua. For most of these countries, the military is the political force whether or not civilians are the titular heads of government. This has been true for many years and the drug trade has not cause"
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