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From the Washington Post:
Three decades after Nicaragua became the prize in a Cold War battle with Washington, Russia is once again making its presence known in the Central American nation. Over the past two years, it has added muscle to its security partnership there, selling tanks and weapons and sending troops. The Russian surge appears to be part of the Kremlin’s expansionist foreign policy.
By JOSHUA PARTLOW | The Washington Post | Published: April 8, 2017
Granted, it’s 3,000 kilometers of bad road from Brownsville, Texas to Managua, Nicaragua.
And I thought Russia was super reactionary and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua is an old Sandinista leftist.
My impression is that there aren’t all that many “unaccompanied minors” coming from Nicaragua at the moment compared to the more rightwing banana republics.