An interview with Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua: Blames Socio-Political Crisis on Yankee Expansionism

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, EFE spoke with Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega in Managua, the nation’s capital, about the ongoing turmoil in the country.
 Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, speaks during a press conference with EFE news agency in Managua, Nicaragua, Sept. 4, 2018. EFE/Jorge Torres
Below is the full text from the exclusive interview.
EFE: Who is responsible for what has happened these months in the streets of Nicaragua, with all the dead there?
Ortega: We have a long and well-known history that we always have to take into account: this is a power called the United States of America.
It has been intervening and occupying Nicaragua since the 1850s and there has been Yankee expansionism here. What brought them here? The Gold Rush. Nicaragua was a much more comfortable and a safer

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