It is, indeed, tragic that the Sandinistas have extended the state of emergency in Nicaragua. It is likewise tragic that through the U.S. support of the contra forces, and the U.S.-Nicaraguan trade embargo, we have forced this small Central American country to take these drastic internal measures.
If we are truly concerned with the freedom of Nicaraguans, we should:
1--Support a moratorium on all contra funds.
2--Lift the U.S.-Nicaraguan trade embargo.
3--Support the Contadora process.
Let us not shake our finger in hypocrisy, but let us point it at ourselves, for the freedom of Nicaraguan lies, largely, in our hands.