Nicaragua

Fox News Asks Nicaraguan Meteorologist To Host 'Taco Day' Segment: 'You Grew Up On Tacos'
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Friday said he assumed that the network's Latina meteorologist "grew up on tacos," even though it is not a traditional food in her native country of Nicaragua. Read more...
Last year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited his ally President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, where the firebrand leaders unleashed defiant rhetoric at the United States. Read more...
June 7, 1984 - Summits, Sikhs And Saber Rattling.
June 7, 1984 - The London Economic Summit begins. Persian Gulf tensions increase as Liberian Grain tanker hits mine and blows up. Iran-Iraq War continues. Golden Temple Aftermath in Punjab region of India, some 300 Sikhs dead after Army storms temple. Riots break out in New Delhi. Haitian sailboat capsizes with 6 drowned and some 61 rescued. Believed to be carrying refugees. Walter Mondale gets enough delegates for an easy nomination in upcoming Democratic Convention. Flash floods in Vermont. And Acid Rain more widespread than previously thought. Read more...
March 19, 1987 - Rehearsals For Primetime.
March 19, 1987. Pres. Reagan gives first Press Conference in four months. Iran-Contra Scandal. CIA supplying Contras with plans and blueprints. Congress approves $40 million to Contras. Michael Deaver trying to stay out of jail. Israel stops supplying Military aid to South Africa. Bristol-Myers thinks it may have AIDS vaccine. 65 MPH speed limit approved. Read more...
March 14, 1984 - Political Horse Racing Season.
March 14, 1984 - The Political Horse Race Season. Super Tuesday results. Gary Hart wins big. Mondale still the front runner. George McGovern drops out. Atlantic City New Jersey Mayor Michael Matthews recalled. James "Cowboy" Avery put to death in Texas - 3 more scheduled to go in March. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams shot and wounded by unknown assassin. Capitol Hill: Senate proposes to expand spending on Military aid to El Salvador while expanding funding for CIA war in Nicaragua. A ceasefire in Beirut appears to be holding. Read more...

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March 5, 1982 - John Belushi: Dead At 33.
John Belushi (w/Chevy Chase). A mad scramble for answers. News of this day in 1982 was pretty sad. It had been reported that actor John Belushi had died earlier in the day from "natural causes". Only as the hours went by did the news reports get Read more...
February 3, 1988 - "Give Peace A Chance".
Februrary 3, 1988 - Military Aid funding for Nicaragua Contra's voted down in House 219-211. Presidential hopeful Bob Dole accused of handing political favors. Supreme Court Justice Appointee Anthony Kennedy approved by Senate with a 97-0 vote. SCOTUS rules Surrogate Mother contracts akin to baby selling, which was illegal. Oil slick from 300,000 ton spill threaten Brittany coast in France. Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega to be indicted on drug charges, even though the CIA paid him a reported $200,000 over a decade for cooperation. And Brazil announces arms sale deal with Libya. Read more...
Newstalgia Thousand Yard Stare - 1986 In Review.
Newstalgia Thousand Yard Stare - news of 1986. Terrorists, upheavals, dictators, mayhem - another year in paradise. Read more...
June 13, 1979 - SALT And Somoza
News of the day for June 13, 1979 - Carter gets Senate repudiation over Rhodesian sanctions, SALT II Treaty signing preparations and criticism. Carter getting ready to leave for Vienna and first face-to-face with Leonid Brezhnev. Conference of Mayors gets ready for "The austere 80's". Nicaragua fighting heats up. Panama riots over 28% rise in gas prices and Thailand starts shipping Cambodians back home by the busload. Read more...
On February 28, 1981 It Was All About Ron And Maggie And A Side Order Of Nicaragua.
News of the day for February 28, 1981 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Washington for talks. Nicaragua and El Salvador are heating up. Accusations fly back and forth between Moscow and Washington about sending arms. Secretary of State Alexander Haig chimes in. Attempts being made in the Arab World to end the Iran-Iraq War. And the world spins relentlessly onward. Read more...