US, Russian troops get green light to train Nicaraguan forces
MANAGUA — Nicaragua’s legislature Tuesday gave a green light for US and Russian troops to take part in joint exercises to train local forces fighting drug traffickers and organized crime.
The legislature voted 66-20 to approve the operations on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. No dates were immediately given.
The United States and the former Soviet Union waged a proxy war in the Central American nation during the 1980s. Current Sandinista President Daniel Ortega was among the country’s revolutionary leaders back then.
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