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An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’

With the death of former President Luis Alberto Monge on Nov. 29, it was necessary to take a look back at our historical record...

30 years since secret Contra airstrip discovered in Costa Rica

This month marks the 30th anniversary of “the damned airstrip” in Costa Rica that was being used by the U.S. to ship arms to the Nicaraguan Contras.

Nancy Reagan dies at 94; First lady was a defining figure of the 1980s

Nancy Reagan, a former film actress whose crowning role was that of the protective and adoring political wife, died March 6 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 94.

Secret Service agent who saved Reagan dies

The "true hero" Secret Service agent who helped save the life of U.S. president Ronald Reagan during a 1981 assassination attempt has died aged 85.

The exposure of Eugene Hasenfus

On Sunday, Oct. 5, 1986, a young Sandinista soldier named José Fernando Canales Alemán sighted a Fairchild C-123K cargo plane in Nicaraguan airspace near the Costa Rican border. He fired a Russian-made shoulder mounted SAM-7 surface-to-air missile and brought down the plane. One man survived. His name was Eugene Hasenfus, and his subsequent capture by Sandinista forces led to the unraveling of a complex web now called “The Iran-Contra Affair.”

Reagan spokesman, US anti-gun activist James Brady, 73, dies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former White House spokesman James Brady, a tireless advocate for gun control being severely wounded during a 1981 attempt on the life of his then-boss Ronald Reagan, has died at the age of 73.

Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra scandal prosecutor, dies at 102

Lawrence Walsh, the former U.S. prosecutor who spent seven years investigating officials in President Ronald Reagan's administration for their roles in the Iran-Contra scandal, has died. He was 102.

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