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Alex G   Friday, 06/25/10 02:43:57 PM
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"Reagan Was the Butcher of My People:" Fr. Miguel D'Escoto Speaks From Nicaragua

The 8 years Reagan was in office represented one of the most bloody eras in the history of the Western hemisphere, as Washington funneled money, weapons and other supplies to right wing death squads. And the death toll was staggering — more than 70,000 political killings in El Salvador, more than 100,000 in Guatemala, 30,000 killed in the contra war in Nicaragua. In Washington, the forces carrying out the violence were called "freedom fighters." This is how Ronald Reagan described the Contras in Nicaragua: "They are our brothers, these freedom fighters and we owe them our help. They are the moral equal of our founding fathers."
http://www.democracynow.org/2004/6/8/reagan_was_the_butcher_of_my

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