Open Phones: Does it Matter that de Blasio Visited Nicaragua in 1988?
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Recent reporting on mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's early activism shows that he visited Nicaragua in 1988 (on a humanitarian trip to deliver medical supplies), and was part of various groups in the US sympathetic to the Soviet-backed Sandinista government -- particularly as they fought off the US-backed Contra rebels. So: Does any of this matter? Does de Blasio's activism of 25 years ago indicate a core philosophy as his rivals have charged? How much does the context of the late-1980s Cold War activism matter? Call 212-433-9692 or post your thoughts below.