Nicaragua – A Nations Right To Survive
Uploaded on Jan 13, 2007
In 1979, the Sandinistas won a popular revolution in Nicaragua, putting an end to decades of the corrupt US-backed Somoza dictatorship. They based their reformist ideology on that of the English Co-operative Movement, but was to prove too ‘radical’ for the Reagan administration.
In this film, Pilger describes the achievements of the Sandinistas and their “threat of a good example”.
The United States government started the crack epidemic in the US. William Robert “Tosh” Plumlee, a pilot who revealed to then-Sen. Gary Hart that planes would routinely transport cocaine back to the U.S. after dropping off arms for the Nicaraguan rebels. flew weapons into Latin America for decades for the CIA. When the Contra revolution took off in the 1980s, Plumlee says he continued to transport arms south for the spy agency and bring cocaine back with him, with the blessing of the U.S. government!