30th anniversary of victory of Nicaraguan revolution

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30th anniversary of victory of Nicaraguan revolution

On July 19, 1979, the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional entered Managua shortly after the flight of U.S. puppet Anastasio Somosa. This act - the culmination of a decade of victories over imperialism and colonialism around the world - was neither the beginning nor the end of the struggle of the Nicaraguan people for freedom. But I can tell you from personal memory that it sure felt great, and I thought I'd invite everyone to commemorate that historic occasion today.

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[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8158477.stm]Nicaragua celebrations in pictures:[/url]

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Found myself looking at some old photos from my trip there in 1986...brought back some wonderful memories.

Was also in El Salvador...and it was sort of a "before the revolution" and "after the revolution" experience.

There was a real "energy" there at the time...and you could feel it in the air...despite all of the hardships of hyper-inflation caused by the Reagan administration's contra war.

Thirty years later, the FSLN is back in power.   But the FSLN of today is not the FSLN of long ago.