Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in 1986 spoke of being “very excited” about watching the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s revolution “rising up against rather ugly rich people” and lambasted the New York Times for not telling the “real truth” about communism in Nicaragua, according to a newly surfaced video.
The media consultants for a Democratic congressional candidate in Washington recently attempted to edit her Wikipedia page to remove details about her time in Nicaragua and Cuba. Lisa Brown’s D.C.- and Seattle-based media consultants, GMMB, appear to have tried to change her Wikipedia page last week.
A Democrat running for Congress in Washington state’s fifth district said on the campaign trail that she worked in “opposition to U.S. policy in Central America” while she taught at the University of Central America.
A bipartisan group of Senate and House members, led by Florida senator Marco Rubio (R.), is urging President Trump to impose new sanctions on four Nicaraguan officials in response to President Daniel Ortega’s deadly crackdown on a mostly student-led uprising.
Human rights organizations in Washington and Nicaragua are documenting allegations of human rights violations following the deaths of at least 113 people protesting the Daniel Ortega regime in the political uprising that began two months ago, according to sources familiar with the investigations.
A bipartisan coalition of members of Congress is pressing President Trump to immediately consider imposing sanctions on two top Nicaraguan officials for a wide variety of alleged human-rights abuses, corruption, and illicit activity in support of President Daniel Ortega’s regime.