How did the perestroika in the USSR influence the achievement of national reconciliation in Central America?
Perestroika in the USSR set an example not only for Central America, it set an example for the whole world. We have shown that we are not afraid of changes, we are not afraid to destroy the old, acquired by generations, Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev did not want gradual changes, his reforms affected absolutely all spheres of life of the population. Of course, the result was not very good, but there were also positive aspects. And, at least, we were among the first who decided on such sudden movements. Although no, the first was China, where Mao Zedong collapsed on his “Great Leap Forward” policy, China’s economy collapsed. After Gorbachev’s policy, our system also collapsed, but many countries managed to envy our courage, dreamed of peeking at least one eye behind the “Iron Curtain”.