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Nicaragua forces violently retake symbolic city
LA Times ^ | 7-17-2018 | unknown

Posted on 07/18/2018 5:00:11 PM PDT by matt1234

Nicaraguan national police and armed pro-government civilians laid siege Tuesday to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that has recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government.

Government forces began advancing on the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya city before dawn and had largely regained control of it by the afternoon for the first time since massive protests against Ortega's government began in mid-April.

Youths fired homemade mortars from behind barriers of stacked paving stones pried from streets lined by single-story homes and artisan workshops in the town about 16 miles southeast of the capital, Managua.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: masaya; nicaragua; ortega; sandinistas

1 posted on 07/18/2018 5:00:11 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: matt1234
This country was making significant progress...it is a tourist destination, has lots of ex-pats living there, and was on the verge of becoming a regional economic powerhouse.

Now the same a-hole that ruined the country in the 1980s is doing it again. Just sad.

2 posted on 07/18/2018 5:03:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Democracy: The cliff's edge of Marxism)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yep!

We lived in Managua back in 2004 and enjoyed going to Masaya to wander around the beautiful, modern shopping mall then hit a really good sushi restaurant nearby.

All these ‘socialist’ Bernie supporters need to spend time in Nicaragua or some other would be ‘workers paradise’ with ‘social justice’ and ‘income redistribution’>


3 posted on 07/18/2018 5:16:29 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (uires sonm)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It’s always amazing to see people on HGTV buying retirement or vacation homes in places like Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. What are they thinking?


4 posted on 07/18/2018 5:20:05 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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“It’s always amazing to see people on HGTV buying retirement or vacation homes in places like Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. What are they thinking?”

That they have limited funds, limited time on Earth and are rolling the Dice on a few years of peaceful living in very pretty surroundings? Sometimes those shows have younger Families seeking the same, can't vouch for their rational.

5 posted on 07/18/2018 5:40:47 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: matt1234

... armed pro-government civilians ...

Thugs. Thugs doing Ortega’s dirty work.

Call them for who they are, you Californicated Press Pimps for the left. F*ck all of you. Pendejos. Hijos de putas.


6 posted on 07/18/2018 5:55:30 PM PDT by QBFimi (It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world... Tarfon)
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To: matt1234

Can we do something similar in Portland?


7 posted on 07/18/2018 5:56:57 PM PDT by Rome2000 (SMASH THE CPUSA-SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS-CLOSE ALL MOSQUES-GOD WITH US)
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To: matt1234

Reagan wanted to finish off the Ortega communists. Democrats forced the Boland amendment to prevent his strategy. Talk about collusion and alignment with communist Russia . . .


8 posted on 07/18/2018 5:58:32 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: Rome2000
Can we do something similar in Portland?

Something like that might be required at some point, especially if the local government keeps refusing to enforce the law.

9 posted on 07/18/2018 6:06:51 PM PDT by matt1234 (Jan. 20, 2017: the national nightmare ended.)
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To: matt1234

Where is that communist front Amnesty International on this?


10 posted on 07/18/2018 6:53:57 PM PDT by BBell (Antifa are like house cats. One squirt from a squirt bottle and they scatter.)
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To: Menehune56

It’s always amazing to see people on HGTV buying retirement or vacation homes in places like Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. What are they thinking?
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That’s right...they can get far better deals in Venezuela! ;-)


11 posted on 07/18/2018 7:13:00 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: DAC21
If you're going to retire to the Caribbean, at the least you can retire to a boat.

Get yourself a 30-footer and go!

12 posted on 07/18/2018 7:33:23 PM PDT by jdege
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yes and after a long difficult, bloody effort to rid themselves of this plague, ortega.the stoopids of Nicaragua voted to return his marxist ass to power,
Sort of like us twice electing the America hating socialist magic negro you get what you vote for.


13 posted on 07/19/2018 4:33:18 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Criminals at F.B.I., Justice Dept, I.R.S and No one taken out in cuffs? Federal gub mint is crappola)
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To: Menehune56

I’ve seen some of the shows. The people are criminally stupid and naïve.


14 posted on 07/19/2018 5:02:00 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: BBell

Too busy agitating for infanticide.


15 posted on 07/19/2018 5:02:31 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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