From this morning´s La Prensa, from an item titled, “More support for the Navy”:
The United States Government donated $40 million to the [Nicaraguan] naval forces for various projects intended to improve its operating capacities in the fight against narcotics trafficking. Yesterday in Bluefields [an eastern coastal city], two swift boats* were delivered; present [at the delivery] were the US ambassador Phyllis Powers and the Chief of the Nicaraguan Armed Forces, General Julio Cesar Aviles.
*My translation of “lanchas rapidas.”
I´m trying to figure out whether this is all that much of an improvement from the mid 80s, when “US military aid to Nicaragua” meant aid to the contras.