|1967-79 Anastasio Somoza Debayle rules Nicaragua|
|March 24,1976 Military coup in Argentina|
|January 1977 Jimmy Carter takes office, pledges to promote a U.S. foreign policy based on human rights|
|1977-79 Civil war in Nicaragua|
|1977 Argentina begins involvement in Somoza's campaign against Sandinista insurgents|
|1978 The Argentine army establishes bases in the United States to coordinate its operations in Central America|
|1979 Argentine advisers offer counterinsurgency training in Central America|
|July 19, 1979 Sandinista revolution triumphs in Nicaragua|
|January 1980 Argentina refuses to adhere to the U.S. grain embargo against the Soviet Union|
|Mid-1980 Exiled Nicaraguan guardsmen establish the September 15 Legion|
|July 1980 "Cocaine coup" in Bolivia receives active Argentine support|
|August 1980 Gustavo Alvarez Martínez appointed as commander of the FUSEP in Honduras|
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Publication information: Book title: Argentina, the United States, and the Anti-Communist Crusade in Central America, 1977-1984. Contributors: Ariel C. Armony - Author. Publisher: Ohio University Press. Place of publication: Athens, OH. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 183.
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