The Sandinistas are back in power in Nicaragua and Daniel Ortega has returned to the presidency. But we are told, Ortega has mellowed, he is no longer a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary. The Sandinistas have gone soft. Now they’re just a bunch of social democrats who want to do the best by their country.
Cuban President Fidel Castro congratulated Daniel Ortega: “the huge full from joy to our town and simultaneously full Sandinista victory from oprobio to the terrorist and genocidal government of the United States. For that reason as much you as the heroic town of Nicaragua they deserve the warmest congratulation.”
The Sandinista digital magazine “the Voice of the Sandinismo” responded dedicating the victory to the Cuban Commander-in-Chief: “This electoral triumph, dear Fidel, is the gift of the Sandinistas…Thanks in addition, Fidel, by the thousands of scholars who could and can study in Cuba. By the patients who were and are taken care of, men, women and children in Cuba….Because You know that Daniel is of whom they do not change nor they will change. It will die being Revolutionary!”
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez said “We are very happy, brother. My congratulations to you and all the Sandinista Front….The Sandinista Revolution lives! The alive free Nicaragua! Alive Daniel Ortega ”
Under the title “Latin America it woke up, shakes Imperialism”, the Communist Youth of Venezuela sent these encouraging words “The Communist Youth of Venezuela expresses its joy by the triumph of the FSLN in Nicaragua, important victory of the Latin American town, which has undergone the disastrous effects of Capitalism in its neoliberal phase….”
The Communist Party of Spain (PCE) joyfully stated “From the PCE we are convinced that the Sandinista victory makes possible the social and economic recovery of a nation punished by Governments of the Right for more than one decade…your triumph is also a triumph of the popular forces of all Latin America that from Brazil to Mexico are advancing…”
The translation may be a little loose, but the messages are clear. The commies still love the Sandinistas and the Sandinistas still love the commies.