This is like the 80’s all over again. Except, we have Obongo at the helm, which means we are fukt.
Costa Rica’s top diplomat voiced alarm Sunday that Nicaragua is boosting its military ties to Russia, in his view to the point of dependency.
“Russia is facilitating the arming of Nicaragua — ships — and they have spoken about buying jets and other weapons. I fear problems are in store,” Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo told La Nacion daily.
The two Central American nations have border disputes before the International Court of Justice.
Castillo said he believed there was cause for concern that Managua’s leftist government “is being armed, and is entering into a relationship of military dependency with Russia.”
Last month, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said his country was “committed to further strengthening and modernizing the army” with the help of any country willing to provide aid.
He did not give details of an agreement between Nicaragua and Russia.
But Russia’s ambassador in Managua had confirmed in March that Moscow is interested in building a military resupply base in Nicaragua.
Russian defense chief Sergei Shoigu has said that Russia is weighing increasing its military presence in countries including Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela — particularly bases to refuel Russian warplanes far from home.