Dreams Of The Heart Violeta Barrios De Chamorro
When Violeta Chamorro defeated Daniel Ortega in 1990 to become president of Nicaragua, most observers were shocked. Ortegas party, the Sandinistas, controlled the country, except for the Catholic Church & Mrs. Chamorros newspaper, La Prensa. After the election, many doubted that the Sandinistas would permit her to take office, but she did, thanks in no small part to her canny political instincts in reaching out to the Sandinistas rather than retaliating against them for causing a decade of oppression & poverty. After 6 years in office she brought her country back from ruin, ended a civil war & revitalized a disastrous economy. Photos.