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Pages: 33. Chapters: Crime in Nicaragua, Law enforcement in
Nicaragua, Recipients of Nicaraguan presidential pardons, Treaties
of Nicaragua, Fourth Geneva Convention, United Nations Charter,
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of
Genocide, National Guard, Dominican Republic - Central America Free
Trade Agreement, First Geneva Convention, Third Geneva Convention,
Protocol I, Protocol II, Eric Volz, Second Geneva Convention,
Protocol III, Treaty of Tlatelolco, Inter-American Treaty of
Reciprocal Assistance, Abortion in Nicaragua, Constitution of
Nicaragua, Covenant of the League of Nations, Human trafficking in
Nicaragua, Central America-4 Border Control Agreement, National
Police of Nicaragua, Esquipulas Peace Agreement, Eugene Hasenfus,
Bryan-Chamorro Treaty, Central American Defense Council, Treaty of
Managua, Canas-Jerez Treaty. Excerpt: In Nicaragua, the National
Guard (Spanish: , otherwise known as ) was a militia and a
gendarmerie created during the occupation of that country by the
United States from 1909 to 1933. It became notorious for human
rights abuses and corruption under the regime of the Somoza family.
Prior to the U.S. occupation, the long period of civil strife had
encouraged the development of a variety of private armies. The
freshly elected government of President Carlos Jose Solorzano
requested that the U.S. Marines (equally interested in central
control) remain in Nicaragua until an indigenous security force
could be trained; the Nicaraguan government hired a retired US
General to set up the Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua. US forces left
in 1925, but after a brief resurgence of violence, returned in
1926, taking over command of the National Guard until 1933, when it
was returned to Nicaraguan control under the government of Juan
Bautista Sacasa. Sacasa, under political pressure from Jose Maria
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