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  • Tomas Borge Martinez, last living founder of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista movement, dies

    04/30/2012 9:20:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2012, 12:01 a.m. EDT, | Associated Press
    The last surviving founder of the Sandinista guerrilla movement that overthrew Nicaragua's U.S.-backed right-wing dictatorship in 1979 has died. Tomas Borge Martinez was 81. First Lady Rosario Murillo said in a simultaneous broadcast on Radio Ya and other stations that Borge Martinez died late Monday.
  • With Friends Like These? Kerry's Latin Fans

    07/30/2004 5:18:49 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 450+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 30, 2004 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    John Kerry has racked up three more "endorsements" from Latin America. Since Mr. Kerry says that as president he will be more engaged with the region, his Latin fan club deserves some attention. The most eye-popping Kerry endorsement last week came from Tómas Borge, one of the nine commandantes of Nicaragua's famed Sandinista revolution and perhaps the most feared. ... Mr. Borge of course has reason to like Mr. Kerry. The Massachusetts senator went to Nicaragua in 1985 to meet the Soviet-backed Sandinista leadership and worked hard in the U.S. Senate against President Reagan's efforts to defend U.S. security interests...
  • Slightly Less Mysterious Man of Mystery (Nicaraguan communist supports Kerry)

    07/19/2004 11:59:54 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 812+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Christine Iverson 202-863-8614 Washington, DC--The list of foreign leaders supporting John Kerry became slightly less mysterious today when the Associated Press reported that the head of the communist movement in Nicaragua and Sandinista Leader Tomas Borge announced his support for John Kerry."The cloud of mystery surrounding John Kerry's support by foreign leaders lifted a little over the weekend. Since Senator Kerry won't tell us who they are we will continue to monitor New York's fine dining establishments hoping to glean some insight into the other still-mysterious foreign leaders supporting John Kerry," said RNC Communications Director Jim...