Nicaragua On My Mind

Back in the 80’s I was a staunch supporter of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua….that was when the Reagan and his Boyz were sneaking around trying to arm the Right wing terrorists with cash from the arms sold to Iran (BTW it was illegal and the NRA’s newest cretin, Ollie North, was convicted of his part in the illegal scheme)… need to try to force yourself remember those days….I have made it simple for you……  or maybe this one……

Well the events in Nicaragua did not go as planned and Ortega continued his hold on the government….he was a Socialists (the horror)…..but with the fall of the USSR Nicaragua fell off the CIA radar….or did it?

AS early as 2016, talk of war against Nicaragua could again be heard in Miami, at a time when the streets of this nation were a regional example of security, peace, and prosperity, where a hardworking, tranquil people proudly enjoyed the social and economic advances achieved by the Sandinista government, that had established a national consensus, in the wake of one of the worst interventions carried out by the United States in Central America.

With no justification whatsoever – when the news from Nicaragua around the world was about a proposed inter-oceanic canal that would boost the economy and impact global navigation – Congress members who make a living off the U.S. war against Cuba and Venezuela were mounting efforts to reverse the prosperity and calm that reigned in the land of Augusto César Sandino.

Congress members, first in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, introduced a bill to create obstacles to the awarding of international loans to Nicaragua, hamper foreign investment, and put a brake on socio-economic development in the country. This imperialist punishment, cooked up by the worst of the anti-Cuban mafia in 2015, set in motion the fabrication of a pretext regarding the alleged lack of democracy, justified as a way to “guarantee electoral transparency and fight corruption.” The result of this initial maneuver was the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017 (NICA Act).

After a couple of decades and some things never change, huh?

2 thoughts on “Nicaragua On My Mind

  1. I suppose it is one way to guarantee cheaper coffee. And they have to find a use for all those extra new ‘special forces’ guys too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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