“When President Carter visited me I told him: ‘I do not particularly like Somoza or his regime, as you know. But if the Sandinistas unseat him and replace him with a Castro-picked Government it will have a profound effect on Nicaragua’s neighbors and certainly touch off a slide to the left in my country.’ It was as though he did not hear a word of what I said. He told me: ‘Oh, Mr. President, you must do something to help me get rid of this Somoza.’” (Mexican President Lopez Portillo Valeurs Actuelles, January 23, 1979.)

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