Bolivian President Evo Morales greeted Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on his 73rd birthday and issues a statement in support, “[you are ] not alone against imperialism.”
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Morales reaffirmed his commitment to helping an embattled Nicaragua, which has been suffering from social unrest for many months. The entire statement read as follows, “We send our brother Daniel Ortega a strong embrace on the day of his birthday. Congratulations comrade, and remember you are not alone in the fight against imperialism and the elites that threaten the Sandinista Revolution responsible for the liberation of Nicaragua.”
The two leaders have been and continue to be political allies, aligned, under the banner of XXI Century Socialism. These two countries, amongst few others, namely Cuba and Venezuela, are the last bulwarks of Latin American socialist-oriented regimes.
In context, President Morales evokes the Sandinista Revolution, a landmark in Nicaragua’s history. On 1979, the revolutionary forces took control of Managua, the capital, after a long battle and with popular support, they were able to depose the brutal U.S-backed dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza Debayle.