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His attitudes toward Cuba are generating Monday’s headlines, but Bernie Sanders’s record on another communist authoritarian state, Nicaragua, might be even more problematic for the 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner. Where Sanders supported the Castro regime with words, he spent the 1980s providing active logistical and moral support to the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. Sanders and his supporters present this effort as simply humanitarian in nature — as support to an impoverished nation rising from the ashes of an authoritarian dictatorship. But that’s not the true story. Consider what happened in 1986, for example, when Sanders, then the mayor of Burlington,…

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