- Created: Wednesday, 08 August 2018 15:41
- Written by Alvaro Michaels
Image: Groups of armed men, including right wing students, have been trained by US forces
The mainstream media are presenting a picture of the Nicaraguan government attacking its people – the reality is that US imperialism has been attempting to foment a coup. This continues its horrific history of continued interference, violence and abuse directed against the Nicaraguan people since 1855. It has reduced Nicaragua to being the second-poorest nation in the Western hemisphere. Its Purchasing Power Parity GDP is equivalent to 30% of the world’s average. However, the heroic efforts of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), which overthrew the US-supported, 40-year Somoza family dictatorship in 1979, had finally created one of Central America’s safest and most stable states for its six million citizens. Since Daniel Ortega returned to power in 2007, poverty has been cut by three quarters. Nicaraguans have no need to flee the country, unlike their long-suffering neighbours in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. ALVARO MICHAELS reports.