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Created by John Eipper on 06/16/19 4:33 PM

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Adolfo Calero of the NDR (Timothy Brown, USA, 06/16/19 4:33 pm)

I knew Adolfo Calero quite well, although I never met his family. He was one of number of officials of the civilian Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance (NDR) with whom I dealt. Adolfo was one of the more active members of their members, alongside others. I cite him five times in my PhD dissertation, published by the Oklahoma University press in 2000 with the title The Real Contra War: Highlander Peasant Resistance in Nicaragua.

In 1987 I was suddenly pulled out of Martinique, FWI, where I had been Consul General for four years, and sent to Tegucigalpa as the senior USG officer in Central America to head a unique compartmentalized State Department office charged with oversight of the Contra programs in Central America. From 1987 through 1990 I was the SLO (Senior Liaison Officer) in Central America to the NDR and ERN (Ejército de Resistencia Nicaragüense) on one side and the activities of all USG offices supporting them in the region. For the first two years, 1987-88, I was charged with oversight of all support of the Resistance, clandestine 1987-88 and 1989-90 AID support of them.

I was not aware of the specific event mentioned by Gary Moore (June 16th). But after I finished my PhD I spent years actively supporting human rights efforts to minimize the Sandinista vendetta that launched against the former "Contras."

To put it mildly, the public "history" of events in Nicaragua is almost entirely based of inaccurate and often false information. Just one example. There were five different "Contra" armed resistance forces, not just one, each with a different base. Assertions that they were almost all former Somoza Guardia contradict the facts.

More later--if anyone is interested.

JE comments:  Tim, I'm fascinated.  Could you give us a couple of specific memories of working with Calero?  I just learned he was head of Coca-Cola in Nicaragua during the Somoza era.  Does this mean he was more of a pragmatic businessman than an ideologue?


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