To Destroy Our Own Revolution

Daniel Ortega, Saavedra, 37, head of Nicaragua's revolutionary junta and a leading member of the ruling nine-man National Directorate, is perhaps his country's most outspoken opponent of U.S. policy in Central America. His two-hour interview with TIME last week was heavy with criticism of what he sees as U.S. attempts to undermine Sandinista rule. Excerpts:

On U.S. support for the cofitras. A totally irresponsible policy. The constant attacks against us are at the will of the Reagan Administration. The Hondurans are helping to such an extent that there is a constant possibility of having a war between Nicaragua and Honduras. Without the...

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