Monday, January 10, 2022

Cuba Tightens Ties With Regional Friends

 Such as...Nicaragua!!

    Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel shown above after arriving  in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua on Monday, January 10th, 2022.

     Today -- Jan. 10-2022 -- Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel flew from Havana to Managua to attend the latest inauguration for Daniel Ortega as Nicaragua's President.
    Both Diaz-Canel and Ortega are well aware that the United States and other nations believe that "Sham Elections in Nicaragua" maintain Ortega's grip on that nation of 6.6 million people. The U. S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued the above very blistering denunciation of the Nicaraguan election back on November 15, 2021.
 Guerilla Fighters and Lovers Danny Ortega & Rosario Murillo back in 1967 began a Fidel Castro/Celia Sanchez-style Revolution to overthrow the U.S.-backed Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua.
   Since 1979 President Danny Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo {also his wife} have ruled Nicaragua as Cuba's dear friends, except from 1990 till 1996 when Ortega-Murillo actually lost an election to Violeta Barrios!! Many observers believe that Murillo, as a guerrilla fighter and politician, is even more of a Nicaraguan icon that Ortega, who was born in 1945 and named his guerrilla fighters the Sandinistas who fought Somoza's Contras and led to a historic U. S. scandal known as the Iran-Contra Affair that was related to a weapons transaction that was supposed to help the Contras defeat the Sandinistas.
    The Iran-Contra Affair was a famous part of the Ronald Reagan/Oliver North effort to beat Danny Ortega's Sandinistas but Ortega still defeated the U.S.-backed Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua...making Ortega in the New Year of 2022 still an enemy and pariah as far as the United States is concerned. Yet, Danny Ortega's new term as President of Nicaragua in January of 2022 is a topical reminder that the prior U. S. support of vile dictators such as Batista in Cuba, Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, Somozo in Nicaragua, Pinochet in Chile, etc., involved pernicious decisions by U. S. government officials that, perhaps, should be chronicled in History as shameful.
       In other words, there is a two-sided equation as to why, on January 10th of 2022, the President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, flew again from Havana to Managua to celebrate another term for Danny Ortega as President of Nicaragua. But to the Superpower United States, these two men are pernicious dictators that deserve devastating U. S. sanctions...or worse!!!! And yet...on January 10th of 2022 they still had something to celebrate.
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