March 6, 2005
WASN'T OPERATION PAPERCLIP BAD ENOUGH?:
US bars Nicaragua heroine as 'terrorist': Writers and academics voice anger as state department refuses visa to let Sandinista revolutionary take up post as Harvard professor (Duncan Campbell, Friday March 4, 2005, The Guardian)
The woman who epitomised the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution that overthrew the dictator Anastasio Somoza has been denied entry to the US to take up her post as a Harvard professor on the grounds that she had been involved in "terrorism".
The decision to bar Dora Maria Tellez, one of the best-known figures in recent Latin American history, who has frequently visited the US in the past, has been attacked by academics and writers.
It comes at a time when President George Bush has appointed as his new intelligence chief a man associated with the "dirty war" against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua.
Mr. Negroponte and democracy won. Posted by Orrin Judd at March 6, 2005 4:49 PM