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Summermoondancer Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-23-09 06:55 PM
Response to Reply #200
213. You are not going to like his response.
Edited on Mon Mar-23-09 07:00 PM by Summermoondancer
He said it wasnt Hondurans that did that but Sandinistas. He said in 1986 the Sandinistas signed a treaty with the Miskito Indians. He also said that Nicaragua would fight bitterly with the Miskitos over the land there. They granted them autonomy in 86 about the time he joined the military..he said that Nicaragua had bad habits of breaking that autonomy. Many of the Miskitos did live in refugee camps if they were from Nicaragua and that about 1,000 were armed against Sandinistas, but Sandinistas wanted to control their region which was supposed to be autonomous. He said to look up YATAMA and it is the council for the Miskito. They felt very threatened by Nicaragua takin control of them during that time frame. He said that Contras also took refuge in the moutains of Honduras he said they also kidnapped people. He did say that in 1990 they deported several back to Nicaragua when Violeta Chamorro won. He said that violence broke out there for lack of food in 91 and that it was quelled by force. He said that Contras and Yatima fighters united to sieze Puerto Cabezas. He said the situation is very complicated but they werent poor me..
Also, he says that the Contras had Honduran uniforms. The US was supporting Contra behind the scenes. He said that they dropped ration boxes and guns in the middle of the night to fight the Sandinistas.
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