Today I spoke via videoconferencing with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
The conversation touched upon the political interaction of our countries and inter-party cooperation.
But here’s what I remember…
Almost 39 years ago, on October 11, 1983, the United States raided an oil storage facility in the Nicaraguan port of Corinto, where they blew up 5 oil storage facilities that held most of the country’s oil reserves.
Three days later, on October 14, an underwater pipeline was blown up in the port of Puerto Sandino.
And in January – March 1984, the waters of three Nicaraguan ports, Corinto, El Bluff and Puerto Sandino, were mined by US forces.
Doesn’t it remind you of anything?