Justice for Nicaragua?

On May 10, 1984, the International Court of Justice in the city of The Hague in the Netherlands ruled that the US should cease its blockade of Nicaraguan ports and stop laying mines in the Nicaraguan harbor.  The court held that, “The right to sovereignty and  to political  independence possessed by the Republic of Nicaragua, like any other S t a t e of the region or of the world, should be fully respected and should not in any way be jeopardized by any military and paramilitary activities which are prohibited by the principles of international law….”  The mining of the harbors was part of the US CIA’s attempt to undermine the leftist Nicaraguan government, which had somehow managed to be democratically elected.

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