That’s U.S. Amb. Hugo Llorens on the left and Manuel Zelaya on the right (just in case you mistook them for Scarlet O’Hara on the left and Rhett Butler on the right (the morning after he swooped her up, and hauled her up the stairs!)
“Those Americans,” snickered, Brazilian pres. Janio Quadros in 1961 as he watched in bemusement as Fidel made monkeys of the Best and Brightest, “they’re like women; the more you slap ’em around the more you get out of them.”
P.S. (Ladies please! that’s NOT MY QUIP! I’m quoting the Brazilian guy!)
Officials of a nation who stood side by side with the U.S. in helping rid Central America of Castro-Soviet terrorism in the 1980’s, who sent troops to fight (and bleed and die) alongside our Marines and GIs in Iraq, and whose fully democratic gov. is trying to save one of the U.S.’ most important military bases from being turned over to Hugo Chavez–head officials of this national group just had their U.S. visas yanked by Hillary’s State Dept. !
Meanwhile the U.S. amb. (see pic.) chums it up in Managua with the man hell-bent on giving the U.S. base to Chavez–this lovefest took place yesterday in Sandinista Managua. The choicest stanza in the Sandinista national anthem refers to the U.S. as “the enemy of humanity!”