Thursday, May 20, 2010

On May 20

On this day in ...
... 1910 (100 years ago today), The New York Times reported that, in order "to protect American interests," artillery-laden U.S. Marines had landed in Nicaragua. The landing at the Caribbrean port city of Bluefields was part of a U.S. intervention that brought down the government in power; there would be a U.S. presence in Nicaragua for decades thereafter.

(Prior May 20 posts are here, here, and here)

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