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'Saint Mary of the Contra, Our Lady of Oliver North'; Catholicism and the Nicaraguan State. / Thorpe, Andy; Bennett, E.

In: Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2000, p. 291 - 307.

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Thorpe, Andy ; Bennett, E. / 'Saint Mary of the Contra, Our Lady of Oliver North'; Catholicism and the Nicaraguan State. In: Journal of Socio-Economics. 2000 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 291 - 307.

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