Ortega Slams Honduras Coup Threat
Managua - The
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega denounced
provocations of Honduran coup organizers to
create an armed incident in his country.
We have been informed of plans to dress
Honduran troops with uniforms from the
Nicaraguan National Army and attack Honduran
military facilities to justify a
confrontation, he noted.
Ortega made his declarations during a
Thursday night meeting with the Guatemalan
indigenous leader Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel
Peace Prize winner, and a group of
The leader stated the usurper government has
stepped up borders with his country, with
troops and all types of arms, including
antiaircraft that could be the prelude of a
Ortega emphasized that Nicaragua is not
mobilizing troops to the frontier and
rejected any campaign orchestrated against
his country and Venezuela by infiltrating
commands from the neighbor nation.
The de facto government, he assured, wants
to make the situation worse to cover up its
The Sandinista leader warned about the
seriousness of this situation generated in
Central America and denounced US
intelligence agencies of backing the coup.
There's will be to recognize coup
perpetrators as lawful, he emphasized.