contras contras  /ˈkɑn trəz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Nicaraguan counterrevolutionary guerrilla force from 1979 to 1990; it opposed a left-wing government, with support from the United States

Usage(s):

  1. No guerrilla force has ever toppled a Marxist regime, and the Nicaraguan contras are not about to become the first.
  2. He wheedled support for the contras out of some half a dozen foreign governments and an assortment of private citizens.
  3. Shows Its Impatience With an artful ploy, it registers coolness toward the contras.

News

  • Barry Pepper Joins Jeremy Renner Pic ‘Kill The Messenger’

    Fresh off roles in The Lone Ranger and Snitch , Barry Pepper has signed for Michael Cuesta’s fact-based pic about a CIA smear campaign that led to a Pulitzer-winning journalist’s downfall. In Kill The Messenger , Pepper will play federal prosecutor Russell Dodson, who is tasked with keeping a lid on the agency’s connection to the massive influx of cocaine into the U.S. by Nicaraguan contras. He ...
    on July 13, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

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Quotes

  1. "The guy (Rohter) is wedded to a point of view. He supported the Contras," Stone says in the interview. "I think it's systemic at the paper. Perhaps there's an unconscious racist bias that they don't recognize against dark-skinned races."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Oliver Stone Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. Finally, as the Senate Committee Report on Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy (chaired by Senator John F. Kerry) reported, "it is clear that individuals who provided support for the Contras were involved in drug trafficking, the supply...
    on Apr 23, 2004 By: John Kerry Source: Collective Bellaciao

  3. "Recognize that it is possible for an American to disagree with you on aid to the Contras and still love God and still love this country just as much as you do," Mitchell told North in one famous exchange.
    on Mar 30, 2006 By: George Mitchell Source: SI.com

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