Let Us Nicaraguans Worry about Ortega

March 7, 2008

Dear Nica Times:

Regarding Nica Times article “Sergio Ramírez: Ortega is Here to Stay” (NT, Feb. 15). This is the news that is spreading around about the Nicaraguan president. No offense, but I think we are people that think right!

My opinion is if he is here to stay, that is okay, as long as he does not become another Fidel Castro, because I hate Castro with a passion!

We have to take it into consideration that decades ago U.S. President Ronald Reagan was the one who supported the war against the Sandinistas. As a Nicaraguan, I don’t forgive that guy because he destroyed the economy in my country.

My parents lived through that; at their farm, the Contras planted mines and as a result killed a lot of innocent people – children and women – as well as stealing food, animals, etc., to feed their soldiers.

When Daniel Ortega visited the United States looking for help, the U.S. government turned its back to him. He tried it many times, and they didn’t receive him. He had no choice but to look for help elsewhere.

If Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton are smart, they will figure it out.

Another thing I would say is that Costa Rica should mind its own business and leave Nicaragua alone, because Nicaragua has its own people to take care of its business.

Stop spreading negative news about your neighbor.

María Elena Rodríguez

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva
News
192 views
News
192 views

Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva

AFP - October 18, 2018

Costa Rica granted the Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva political asylum last week. Leiva is the secretary of the…

Gardeners of the forest: The tapir in Costa Rica
Pic of the Day
300 views
Pic of the Day
300 views

Gardeners of the forest: The tapir in Costa Rica

Alissa Grosskopf - October 18, 2018

Nai Conservation seeks to protect the endangered danta, or tapir, from growing human intervention. “We formed a collective: we believe…

Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four points
Costa Rica
1121 views
Costa Rica
1121 views

Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four points

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - October 17, 2018

Costa Rica's Plenary Court has rejected the proposed tax reform bill in its current state and asked the members of…