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  • De Blasio doesn’t have security clearance for classified info

    09/10/2014 6:13:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/10/2014 | Tara Palmeri
    ---SNIP--- The disturbing revelation comes just days before the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. A law enforcement source said Tuesday that if de Blasio does ­apply for clearance, he will have to endure an arduous vetting process that would include questions about his 1991 trip to Communist Cuba and support of the Marxist Sandinista regime during his visit to Nicaragua in the 1980s. “He would automatically be questioned about his visit to Cuba and his contacts with the Sandin­istas. Maybe he didn’t apply [for clearance] because he doesn’t want to go through that,”...
  • New York City’s Next Mayor: A Stealth Socialist Who Loved Sandinista Nicaragua and Castro’s Cuba

    09/25/2013 9:13:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/25/2013 | Ron Radosh
    We used to call young Americans who went to Sandinista Nicaragua in the ’80s “Sandalistas,” a name of derision meant to mock the sandal-wearing leftists looking to help Daniel Ortega build the socialist future in Central America. As we all know, what was going on was a fight for freedom against the Marxist-Leninists, which included most of the Sandinista leadership, by those who wanted to defeat their attempt to build a second Cuba in this hemisphere. Bill de Blasio, who most likely will be the next mayor of New York, is not just a simple run-of-the mill “progressive.” The New...
  • Losing Nicaragua-- The Sandinistas are slowly crushing democracy.

    11/24/2009 8:21:15 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 19 replies · 800+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jaime Daremblum
    With U.S. policymakers distracted by the situation in Honduras, Nicaragua continues to move toward authoritarianism. On October 19, a Nicaraguan Supreme Court panel overturned a constitutional provision limiting presidents to two non-consecutive terms in office. The ruling will allow incumbent Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega--the Sandinista party leader, former Soviet client, vociferous critic of the United States, and current Hugo Chávez acolyte--to run for another term in 2011. If there were any doubts that Nicaraguan democracy is slowly being extinguished, this latest development should remove them. The Nicaraguan Supreme Court is composed of 16 members. Thanks to a political deal made...
  • Back in Sandinista Days ...(Looking at the record of our Secretary of State Nominee, John Kerry)

    12/17/2012 7:09:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2012 | Jay Nordlinger
    Here’s what you’re not supposed to say about John Kerry: that he is a man of the Left; that he is a “Massachusetts liberal”; that he is the anti-Reagan (well, you can say that in some circles). No, now that he’s the Democratic nominee, he is a man of the sensible center, in contrast to those Texas-fried radicals in the White House. Kerry the Nominee even enjoys getting to President Bush’s right. Why, just the other day — appealing to Cuban-American voters in Florida — Kerry chided Bush for being a little soft on Hugo Chávez, the (democratically elected) strongman...
  • Former Nicaragua Contra leader Adolfo Calero dies

    06/03/2012 1:19:14 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2012 | Staff
    Adolfo Calero, who led the largest force of U.S.-backed rebels against Nicaragua's Sandinista government in the 1980s and found himself entangled in the Iran-Contra scandal, has died at age 81. Calero died Saturday of lung problems in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, his aide Julio Romero confirmed on Sunday.
  • 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.
  • Former lightweight champion, Managua mayor Alexis Arguello found dead at his home

    07/01/2009 7:12:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies · 1,486+ views
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Former boxing champion Alexis Arguello, considered one of the best lightweights to step in the ring, has been found dead. Presidential spokeswoman Rosario Murillo confirmed Arguello's death early Wednesday.
  • Your U.N. at Work – IV

    06/07/2008 10:48:24 AM PDT · by antonia · 20 replies · 150+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | June 7, 2008 | Editor
    The General Assembly of the United Nations voted this week to elect Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann as its new president. Readers with a long memory will recall Father D'Escoto (he's a Catholic priest) as Nicaragua's foreign minister during the Sandinista regime of the 1980s. He's also the winner of the 1985 Lenin Prize. Only at the U.N. does that count as a recommendation.continued
  • Nicaragua's Ortega eulogizes dead Colombian rebel leader, slams capitalist 'tyranny'

    05/26/2008 1:14:09 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 8 replies · 175+ views
    Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is expressing his condolences over the death of the leader of Colombia's largest rebel group, calling him "our brother" in the fight against social injustice. Ortega spoke Sunday in Uruguay at a gathering of leftist parties and organizations in Latin America. He praised rebel commander Manuel Marulanda, who the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia confirmed died in March of a heart attack. Ortega called Marulanda an "extraordinary fighter" who struggled for decades to reverse "profound inequalities." The Nicaraguan president urged attendees at the Sao Paulo Forum to topple "the tyranny of global capitalism," and accused Washington...
  • IRS probes appearance by Obama at UCC convention (Barry Lynn, UCC member!, says NO PROBLEM)

    03/22/2008 11:45:58 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 36 replies · 1,510+ views
    The Christian Century Magazine News March 25, 2008 IRS probes appearance by Obama at UCC convention The Internal Revenue Service has notified the United Church of Christ that it has opened an investigation into possible "political activities" connected with Senator Barack Obama's speech at the denomination's national convention last year. UCC president John H. Thomas termed the investigation "disturbing," but said that church officials took great care to see that Obama's appearance at the UCC General Synod meeting last June in Hartford, Connecticut, "met appropriate legal and moral standards." Engaging in partisan political acts can endanger a church body's tax-exempt...
  • Same As the Old Boss?--Ortega is reverting to radicalism

    01/22/2008 10:04:34 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 20 replies · 218+ views
    The American ^ | January 22, 2008 | http://www.american.com/author_search?Creator=Jaime%20Daremblum
    Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega is reverting to radicalism, writes JAIME DAREMBLUM. But the opposition is fighting back. When Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega returned to power as president of Nicaragua last year, there were encouraging signs that this time would be different. Ortega’s first term as president in the 1980s was marred by failed socialist economic policies, his support of Communist revolutions in the region, and a military conflict with the U.S.-backed Contra rebels. Even so, at the time of Ortega’s election in late 2006, Latin American democrats hoped this onetime revolutionary had abandoned his radical past in favor of a...
  • DANNY ORTEGA DEMANDS $50,000 MILLION ($50 BILLION) RESTITUTION FROM US FOR CONTRA WAR DAMAGES

    11/10/2007 4:15:01 PM PST · by hh007 · 34 replies · 331+ views
    La Prensa, Manauga ^ | Nov. 10, 2007 | AP
    Translator - AltaVista/Babelfish: SANGTIAGO DE CHILE. - The United States had to pay 50,000 million dollars to Nicaragua by their support in the decade of 1980 to the "cons", maintained Central American president Daniel Ortega during XVII the Latin American Summit. "the United States must pay to Nicaragua a compensation of 50,000 million dollars by the sanction that applied in 1986 the Court the International to him of Is It", it affirmed Ortega Saturday in an extensive speech in which it reviewed to American interventions in the world. Ortega indicated that There is condemned It to the United States by...
  • Nicaragua Overwhelmingly Renews Total Abortion Ban in 66-3 Vote

    09/15/2007 8:07:17 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 9 replies · 562+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 13, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Nicaragua Overwhelmingly Renews Total Abortion Ban in 66-3 Vote By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MANAGUA, September 13, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com)--The Nicaraguan congress voted today overwhelmingly  to renew the penal code's punishment of all abortions, striking down an amendment that would have created an exemption for "therapeutic abortion." Although there was concern that the governing Sandinista party might renege on its 2006 campaign promise to support the anti-abortion penal code, the party kept its promise and voted to maintain the law.  The three votes against were from the far-left Movimiento Renovador Sandinista (MRS), a group that split from the original Sandinista party in...
  • 'Sandinista' Kathy Griffin Loves Haggard Scandal; Calls Religion 'Crap'

    12/08/2006 10:21:05 AM PST · by EveningStar · 85 replies · 2,943+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 7, 2006 | Scott Whitlock
    Appearing on Tuesday’s "Larry King Live," comedienne Kathy Griffin claimed to be so liberal that she refers to herself as a Sandinista and not a Democrat. On the same program, Griffin took delight in the downfall of Christian evangelical leader Ted Haggard, telling CNN’s Larry King that she "love[s] it." It’s unclear why King asked the D-list star about the scandal, perhaps he hoped to bate her into another hateful rant. Later in the program, Griffin offered a clue as to why she would be so effusive over a reverend’s fall from grace. Regarding religion, she claimed to not "believe...
  • Sandinista Head Daniel Ortega Wins Nicaragua Presidential Election

    11/07/2006 10:36:42 PM PST · by proud_yank · 54 replies · 1,743+ views
    AP via FoxNews ^ | Nov 7, 2006
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua ? Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist revolutionary who fought a U.S.-backed insurgency in the 1980s, has won Nicaragua's presidential election, according to results released Tuesday. With 91 percent of the vote counted, Ortega had 38 percent of the vote compared to 29 percent for Harvard-educated Eduardo Montealegre. Under Nicaraguan law, the winner must get 35 percent and have a 5 percentage point lead to win the election outright and avoid a runoff. Montealegre immediately recognized the results, but said he and his party's lawmakers would spend the next five years ensuring that Ortega stayed true to...
  • Nicaragua - Daniel Ortega elected, according to Sandinista radio

    11/05/2006 9:23:20 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 1,270+ views
    AFP via translation | November 5, 2006
    Daniel Ortega elected, according to a radio Sandinista MANAGUA - the ex-guerillero Daniel Ortega would be elected with the first turn of the presidential election, according to the radio "primerissima", a radio operator pro-Sandinista who quotes a nonofficial fast calculation. The Face Sandinista of release Nationale (FSLN) would obtain 40,22% of the votes, in front of national Alliance nicaragueyenne (ALN) of Eduardo Montealegre with 30,3O%, the Party Liberal Constitutionaliste (PLC) of Jose Rizo 22%, the movement of restoration Sandinista (MRS) of Edmundo Jarquin 6,67% and Alliance for the change (AC) of Eden Pastora 0,4%. Close of the district géneral...
  • Nicaragua threatened with cutoff of dollars

    11/01/2006 1:12:25 AM PST · by CrawDaddyCA · 7 replies · 383+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 1, 2006 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Three more members of Congress are warning of dire consequences if Daniel Ortega wins the presidential election in Nicaragua this Sunday. With polls showing the Sandinista leader within a whisker of winning the 35 percent of the vote necessary, four Republican House members have suggested a cutoff of all U.S. dollars to that country should the "pro-terrorist" friend of Iran and North Korea succeed in the Nov. 5 election. As WND reported, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., chairman of the International Relations Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, wrote to Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, to...
  • Wake up and smell the Contras! Fair-trade coffee’s not just for lefties...

    09/23/2006 11:16:02 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 594+ views
    The First Post ^ | August 29, 2006 | Mike Power
    Wake up and smell the Contras! Fair-trade coffee’s not just for lefties. Now the Contras are in on the action, says Mike Power Nicaraguan coffee has been a staple of any good liberal's shopping basket since the 1980s. But now misty-eyed Reaganites can get their hands on the fair-trade action as well, with Contra Coffee. Gourmet coffee grown by former Contras – the US-supported militia who tried to topple Nicaragua's socialist Sandinista government in the 1980s – is now available and offering customers a chance to "Wake up with freedom fighters!" according to company founders Tom Kilroy and Ryan Myers,...
  • Victor: Hugo (Chavez's communism may spread throught Latin America)

    11/03/2005 10:57:20 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 10 replies · 1,128+ views
    NBC/Newsweek ^ | 10/31/2005 | Joseph Contreras and Phil Gunson
    Excerpt 1: "Inside a dank warehouse in the working-class Buenos Aires neighborhood of La Boca last week, young Argentines were standing cheek to cheek and swaying to the danceable rhythms of a live band. But the violins and bandoneones of a tango orchestra had been replaced by the acoustic guitars and percussion instruments of a Venezuelan folk group called Mestizo. The sweat shirts and windbreakers worn by the musicians featured the logo of Venezuela's Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, and the warehouse walls were festooned with fliers that read, toward the construction of 21st-century socialism. Mestizo was in the final...
  • Officer Says Soldier Left As Peril Grew

    05/20/2004 3:18:58 PM PDT · by bin2baghdad · 34 replies · 371+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2004 | Russ Bynum
    FORT STEWART, Ga. - A soldier who said he refused to return to duty because he opposes the war in Iraq left his unit as its job became more dangerous, his commanding officer testified Thursday. Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, an infantryman with the Florida National Guard, is charged with desertion after failing to return to his unit in Iraq after a two-week furlough in October. He said his experiences in Iraq turned him against the war, and he claims he deserted his unit partly to avoid orders to abuse Iraqi prisoners. Capt. A.J. Balbo, the lead prosecutor, said in his...
  • Nicaragua - Nicaraguan president put security forces on high alert amid protests

    04/26/2005 6:37:53 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 417+ views
    Agence France-Presse | April 26, 2005
    MANAGUA (AFP) - Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos put the army and police on high alert amid mounting protests against bus fare hikes, which have prompted calls for the president to resign. Blaming the unrest on opposition Sandinistas, Bolanos said in an address to the nations he wanted the armed forces to be ready "to contribute to the maintenance of tranquillity and order in the country. He also urged police to "take all necessary measures to ensure security and freedom of movement across national territory." The announcement came hours after demonstrators hurled rocks Bolanos, who had to be dragged back...
  • WPT: Papers Illustrate Negroponte's Contra Role

    04/12/2005 8:21:17 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 632+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2005 | Michael Dobbs
    The day after the House voted to halt all aid to rebels fighting to overthrow the Sandinista government of Nicaragua, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras John D. Negroponte urged the president's national security adviser and the CIA director to hang tough. The thrust of the envoy's "back channel" July 1983 message to the men running the contra war against Nicaragua was contained in a single cryptic sentence: "Hondurans believe special project is as important as ever." "Special project" was code for the secret arming of contra rebels from bases in Honduras -- a cause championed by Negroponte, then a rising diplomatic...
  • U.S. Suspends Military Aid to Nicaragua

    03/20/2005 10:12:13 PM PST · by Righty_McRight · 2 replies · 350+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 21, 2005 | Ginger Thompson
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua, March 20 - Raising tensions that have revived the politics and personalities of the cold war, the United States has suspended military assistance to Nicaragua because it has failed to move forward with the destruction of an arsenal of shoulder-launched antiaircraft missiles that the Bush administration considers a possible terrorist threat. American diplomats here said Friday that about $2.3 million in aid to the Nicaraguan Army had been suspended pending the destruction of the Soviet-made SA-7 missile systems. In Washington, a senior State Department official confirmed that "part of our security assistance is on hold" while an agreement...
  • Oliver North: Southern Discomfort

    02/26/2005 12:10:41 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 17 replies · 1,198+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | February 25, 2005 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Now for the bad news. Two weeks ago, the mainstream media were chasing after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on her whirlwind debutante tour of Europe, commenting on her elegant ensembles and disarming smile. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez was accusing the United States of trying to assassinate him. This week, the potentates of the press were mused over President Bush's efforts to melt the iciest of 'Old European' hearts. But within four hours of Florida, Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega -- still the head of the communist-inspired Sandinista Party -- was endorsing Chavez' call for...
  • Poll: Nicaraguans overwhelmingly reject Liberal-Sandinista accord

    01/10/2005 11:13:31 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 349+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | Staff
    Managua, Jan 10 (EFE).- Nicaraguans overwhelmingly reject the new political accord between the Liberals and the Sandinistas to ratify the constitutional reforms they are pushing that reduce the president's power, according to a poll released Monday. The telephone survey by M&R Consultores, conducted Saturday among 620 people of both sexes aged 16-65 and published Monday in the daily La Prensa, shows that 77 percent of the public does not approve of the pact between the country's two largest political forces.
  • A quarter century after the promise of the revolution, Nicaragua is bitter and exhausted.

    08/02/2004 12:25:42 PM PDT · by MikalM · 25 replies · 996+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/2/04 | Sarah Miles
    There were still red-and-black revolutionary banners waving over Managua, though the largest, on the sweltering afternoon of July 19, was marked with the Coca-Cola logo. Twenty-five years after the idealistic young guerrillas of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) came down from the mountains to overthrow Nicaragua's brutal Anastasio Somoza dictatorship and seize the world's imagination, little remains of the romantic fervor that marked their unlikely triumph -- or the meager gains of their 10-year revolutionary experiment. On the anniversary, the plaza where 1979's rifle-waving companeros entered in triumph was thronged not with impassioned, singing crowds like the ones that...
  • 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...
  • Back in Sandinista Days...

    05/04/2004 2:41:29 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 133+ views
    NRO ^ | 5/4/04 | Jay Nordlinger
    Here's what you're not supposed to say about John Kerry: that he is a man of the Left; that he is a "Massachusetts liberal"; that he is the anti-Reagan (well, you can say that in some circles). No, now that he's the Democratic nominee, he is a man of the sensible center, in contrast to those Texas-fried radicals in the White House. Kerry the Nominee even enjoys getting to President Bush's right. Why, just the other day — appealing to Cuban-American voters in Florida — Kerry chided Bush for being a little soft on Hugo Chávez, the (democratically elected) strongman...
  • Congressional hopeful Bermudez proud of Contra heritage [calls US Rep a commie in high heels]

    02/04/2004 11:11:55 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 13 replies · 404+ views
    The Oakland Tribune ^ | February 01, 2004 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Barbara Lee's Republican challenger this year is an online CEO, an energetic campaigner -- and also the daughter of the Nicaraguan Contras' late military commander, a heritage that has some East Bay liberals and human rights activists howling. Claudia Bermudez, 50, of Oakland, said she'll confront Lee on issues from homeland security to education. "I'm a businesswoman, I live here in the district -- I don't come as a Contra leader to come and overtake Berkeley." But she touts her father's legacy on her campaign Web site, saying she's "proud to carry on a tradition of political activism that...
  • Kerry Seeks Block of NRA Channel

    12/09/2003 8:44:41 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 112 replies · 304+ views
    AP ^ | 12-9-03
    <p>WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry (search) doesn't want to tune in to a National Rifle Association (search) channel anytime soon.</p> <p>The Massachusetts senator sent Federal Election Commission (search) Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub a letter Tuesday asking the commission to block any attempt by the NRA to get a media exemption to campaign finance rules.</p>
  • A mysterious influx of Soviet and Chinese arms for Salvador rebels(Cold War history)

    12/15/2002 8:28:23 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 14 replies · 436+ views
    Morazan, El Salvador -- Seventeen-year-old Odilia playfully pushed her tongue through her teeth as she recalled how she shot seven Salvadoran army soldiers in an ambush a few days before. Odilia's under five feet tall, and her high-powered Soviet-made Dragunov rifle is almost as big as she is. No matter. The bashful Salvadoran teenager is a highly trained sharpshooter for the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN). Over the past several months, eastern-bloc and Chinese-made weapons have been distributed to FMLN guerrilla forces nationwide. The rebels say they bought the majority of the new arms, most of which are...