Contra

(redirected from Contras)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to Contras: Sandinistas
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to Contra

a member of the guerrilla force that opposed a left-wing government in Nicaragua

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
This was sharply impressed upon us when he went about under the Contra Costa Hills and passed us on the other tack fully one hundred feet dead to windward.
It was nip and tuck across to the Contra Costa Hills, neither of us seeming to gain or to lose.
Once more, on these Contra Costa hills, he early came to grief.
Hermann, recovering, put it to me appealingly that I knew very well how unsafe it was to contra dict that fellow.
It also sponsors two weekend-long camps each year - the Cascade Contras Dance Camp in April at Sky Camp near Fall Creek and the Midsummer Madness Dance and Music Camp in July at Camp White Branch on the Old McKenzie Highway in the Oregon Cascades.
the Contras, they also crippled the nation's electrical system and
The United States bribed and bullied Honduras to host the Contras, who were fighting the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.
Then he convinced himself that the contras had evolved into a genuinely popular movement, and endorsed them outright.
Morris, who won a Pulitzer Prize for a Theodore Roosevelt biography, comes to no firm conclusion about Reagan's role in the diversion of money to the Nicaraguan Contras from illicit missile sales to Iran.
conducted a somewhat subterranean and ultimately illegal campaign as the financial and ideological force behind the Contras.
Drawing on what must be gigantic stacks of government memos, trial transcripts, and depositions, Walsh accuses Reagan of authorizing arms shipments to Iran in exchange for hostages (thus violating the Arms Export Control Act) and allowing the proceeds from the arms sales to fund the Nicaraguan Contras, or "freedom fighters," in violation of the Boland Amendment.
For more than a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to two Los Angeles street gangs and funneled millions in drug profits to the CIA-sponsored Contras, the San Jose Mercury News reported in a three-part series that began Aug.
In a caper reminiscent of the Reagan Administration's solicitation of funds for the contras, the United States managed to get Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Malaysia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates to pony up more than one-fourth of the cost of the Bosnian military contract.
Jerry Ceppos said the newspaper solidly documented information that a drug ring associated with the rebel force in Nicaragua known as the Contras sold large quantities of cocaine in inner-city Los Angeles.
Among other escapades, as one of the agency's more celebrated "cowboy" field operatives, Clarridge guided CIA development of the Nicaraguan contras, became involved in the Iran-contra scandal, and was indicted for lying to Congress, only to be pardoned by President Bush before his case came to trial.