Bolivia’s President Evo Morales congratulated his colleague from Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, on Twitter for his birthday.
Evo Morales made it clear that his country supports the struggle “against imperialism” and opposes attempts to destabilize the Central American country.
Morales told Ortega that he is not alone and that the elites are attacking the Nicaraguan “Sandinista Revolution”.
Enviamos un fuerte abrazo al hermano Daniel Ortega, en el día de su cumpleaños. Felicidades, compañero, y recuerda que no estás solo en la lucha contra el imperialismo y las élites que atentan contra la Revolución Sandinista que liberó #Nicaragua. pic.twitter.com/N2Eh20R6mS
— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) November 11, 2018
“We sent a big hug to brother Daniel Ortega on the day of his birthday. Congratulations, comrade, and remember that you are not alone in the fight against imperialism and the elites that threaten the Sandinista revolution that liberated #Nicaragua,” Morales said from his Twitter account.
The US government has used the political upheaval stemming from President Daniel Ortega’s changes to the social security program as an excuse to clear Nicaragua, claiming that the US wants “free and fair” elections in the country and once again showing absolutely no sense of irony – particularly because it was this same president Ortega whose regime fought against Contra guerrillas, backed by the US during the 1980s.
US President Donald Trump also imposed sanctions on more than 24 operations owned or controlled by Cuban military and intelligence services, claiming retaliation for Cuban efforts to help Venezuela’s government led by Nicolas Maduro.
The US inflated allegations of violence from all three “Troika regimes” of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, while funding anti-government groups in all three countries through front-line groups like USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy. This hypocrisy was not considered by Washington however.
Ortega, who was born on November 11, 1945 in La Libertad, governs the country that, during the last months, deals with the consequences of a failed coup, carried out on April 18, and which left, according to the government, 195 dead, hundreds of injured, and compromised public institutions. The opposition, which according to the Ortega government was the author of the coup, accuses the president of fomenting the protests.