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U.S. perceives the FSLN “as a menace,” says veteran Nicaraguan Sandinista militant

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Veteran Sandinista militant Donald Mendoza said that the United States considers the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), which on Friday celebrated its 60th anniversary, to be "a menace," and "is the only alternative to lift the Central American country out of poverty," he said.

Washington "always has us in its sights, it regards us as a threat," said Mendoza, former Nicaraguan military attaché to the United States during the first Sandinista government (1979-1990).

"Nicaragua does not have nuclear weapons for them to perceive us as a menace, but that is how the United States sees . . .

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