Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega gave a fiery speech tonight marking 14 years of the return of the socialist Sandinista Front in elections.

Condemning US imperialism in Latin America, he called the USA a "bipartisan dictatorship" run by corporations that kills the Indigenous.
Ortega criticized US meddling in Latin America, recalling William Walker, the US colonialist who invaded Nicaragua in 1856, declaring himself dictator.

Ortega condemned today's absurd US designation of Cuba as a sponsor of "terrorism" as a continuation of that colonial history.
Ortega cited legendary Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, who condemned US imperialism in Latin American way back in the early 1900s.

Ortega condemned the undemocratic US Electoral College, joking that if Nicaragua or any other country adopted it they would not be called a democracy.
Ortega quoted renowned Nicaraguan poet and diplomat Rubén Darío, who warned in 1902 that the US and Britain sought to "dominate the world."

Ortega joked, "The yanquis come and attack a country, with so-called sanctions, and the British come right behind them, and the Europeans."
"The British and the Yanquis... it seems they ultimately came to the conclusion that, to dominate the world," they must spread "the belief that they are called to fulfill a civilizing mission over the peoples they claim to be inferior."
-Legendary poet/diplomat Rubén Darío, 1902

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