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Ortega seems eager to supply Iran for providing a foothold in exchange for money

Monday, July 19, 2010


Nicaragua, violently torn apart in the 1980s by the Soviet-Cuban sponsorship of Sandinista strongman Daniel Ortega, is back in play.  
 
This time it is Iran that covets a foothold on the isthmus. It is courting Ortega, who is again in power and determined not to repeat the mistake that dislodged him years ago.
 
While Ortega seems eager to take the money from Iran, he is long past relying on foreigners to ensure his tenure, writes Mary Anastasia
 
O’Grady Original source: Wall Street Journal