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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1986
The Nicaraguan people in exile, as well as residents and naturalized U.S. citizens of all socio-economic classes, resent the approval and friendly feeling that some North Americans seem to have for the existing Marxist-Leninist Nicaraguan government. We are deeply offended by this unrecognized government which has dislodged us of our belongings, and most of all, of our spiritual rights, our church, our families and our traditions. Please, don't let yourself get fooled and tricked by lies and communist propaganda.
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WORLD
September 20, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson and Chris Kraul
MEXICO CITY - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is making an expanded push for more territory in the Caribbean Sea, appealing to international jurisprudence and rankling many of his neighbors. Colombia was especially vocal, calling Nicaragua's new claims "excessive" and reiterating that it would defend itself against "unfounded pretensions" of the Central American country. Ortega's government formally petitioned the International Court of Justice on Monday to define the maritime border between Nicaragua and Colombia and to include an eastward extension of what Nicaragua claims as its continental shelf deep into the Caribbean.
NEWS
February 28, 1992 | Associated Press
President Bush will nominate Joseph Gerard Sullivan as ambassador to Nicaragua, replacing Harry Shlaudeman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1985
Reagan's trade embargo against Nicaragua serves as another example of our vain (in both senses of the word) attempt to make Central America over in our own image and keep it under our control. Accompanied by threatening U.S. military maneuvers in next-door Honduras, U.S. building of seven air bases along the Nicaragua-Honduras border, previous U.S. covert aid to the contras and the CIA-supervised mining of Nicaraguan ports, Reagan cannot forever fool Americans as to who the real aggressor in Central America is. The justification for the embargo?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1987
What is the difference between the United States fighting in Nicaragua and the Soviet Union fighting in Afghanistan? The United States uses Nicaraguan fighters. The Soviets use their own. MARGARET B. WRIGHT Santa Barbara
WORLD
November 30, 2008 | Times Wire Services
Georgia says it is cutting diplomatic relations with Nicaragua after the Central American nation recognized the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Nicaragua is the only country other than Russia to have recognized the regions as independent nations. There was no immediate comment from Nicaragua. Georgia and Russia fought a war in August after Georgia attacked South Ossetia. Russia has unsuccessfully pushed for other nations to recognize the two breakaway regions, often citing Kosovo as a precedent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1989
Rep. Hyde is correct in his assessment of the situation in Nicaragua. The liberal Democrats in Congress should be hoping and praying that there will be no shenanigans by Ortega and his thugs at the election in Nicaragua in February, or the Democrats will pay the price for their folly at the polls next year. FREDERICK D. MULLEN Upland
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1985
Congress is sending a message to you, Mr. President, and that is that the people of this country do not want to fund a war in Nicaragua. We cannot and will not sit back and permit another Vietnam tragedy to occur. Please heed our message and allow the people of Nicaragua to have the peace and dignity that everyone is entitled to. KATHY PATTERSON Temple City
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