- Created: Monday, 13 August 2018 16:59
- Written by Trevor Rayne
Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! No 33, October/November 1983
Following the air bombardment of their cities, the firing upon of their boats, the burning down of their villages and the murder of their citizens, the Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega stated before the United Nations General Assembly in late September that US imperialism had 'declared war on the people of Nicaragua'. On 6 September a light plane fired rockets into the city of Esteli, two days later Managua's international airport was bombed by planes flown out of Honduras, and the following day two more unidentified planes, this time coming from the direction of Costa Rica, attacked the docks and fuel supplies at Puerto Sandino. Air sorties over Nicaragua have continued and in October Sandinista anti-aircraft batteries downed a US registered DC-3 transport plane, adding to what Ortega listed as five hundred and twelve violations of Nicaraguan airspace since January 1981.