This article originally appeared on Truth Dig. Nicaragua just defeated a U.S.-backed violent coup attempt, and no one cares. Well, let me revise that: Very few care. English teachers may care because they may find it fascinating the phrase “violent coup” is one of the only English phrases often introduced with the prefix “U.S.-backed.” But
Nicaragua just defeated a US-backed violent coup attempt… but how did the US even set up a coup in the first place?