Nicaragua Eyes Reparation From US

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PRESS TV– Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega has called for a referendum on whether to demand billions of dollars in compensation from the US for its interference in the Central American state in the 80s.

President Ortega made the call on Tuesday as his country celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, CNN reported.

A huge crowd gathered in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, to celebrate the revolution that led to the ousting of the country’s dictator Anastasio Somoza.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in 1986 that the administration of former US President Ronald Reagan had violated international law by fueling the civil war in Nicaragua and mining the country’s harbors.

While the ICJ did not set a fixed amount for compensation, it ordered payment for the US wrongdoings.

Nicaragua, however, had asked for USD 17 billion

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