Australian Left Review

Authors

Will Silk

Abstract

In February and March this year, Will Silk was In Nicaragua, studying, acting as a representative of Resource and Action Committee for Latin America (RACLA), and as a correspondent for Tribune. He covered the election debates, and the festivities commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Sandino's death. His article in Tribune on 14 March was the first in Australia to break the news of CIA involvement In the mining of Nicaraguan ports and foreshadowed the subsequent military escalation.

While in Nicaragua, Will travelled extensively, making two trips into the northern border combat zones, and talked with Nicaraguans from every walk of life.

He would like to dedicate this article to those Nicaraguans, but especially to Ligia Vigil, and to Mario, who "took him inside the Revolution and showed him its heart".

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